Site Updates 6 October 2017


UB-226 – UB-237-new

Rogues Gallery:

Haddock, Dee – new

Duncan, James – new


Honor Roll:

Lamb, James W. – new info

Haddock, Dee – New info

Wetherington, Larry – updated


Reunion 2016 & 2017-

added Commemorative Pinning after action reports


Site Updates 7 September 2017

2017 Reunion photos now in reunion section


Honor Roll:

Halunen, Doug – updated

McCumber, George, updated


Our Losses:

Luttrell, Donald



TSN-1063 – 1101 – new

PC-345 – 353 new

DNG-650 – new

PL 906-910 – new


Rogues Gallery:

collie, ron – new

glass, tom – updated

craig, john – updated

presley, nolan – new

graves, paul – updated

atkins, lonnie – new

durst, joe – new

lewis, ken – new

mcmaking, grover – updated

preslar, mike – updated

thomas, dave -new

kufel, alexander – new


Site Updates 25 July 2017

Honor Roll:

Ash, Bill – updated

Billups, Bobby – updated

Dawson, Ben – updated

Jackson, Jerry – Updated

Penn, David – new

San Nicolas, Frank – updated

Sinka, Rick – updated

Smith, Paul W. – updated

Swift, Roger – updated


Our Losses:

Murdock, Robert L.







Rogues Gallery:

Ash, Bill

Legleiter, James




Site Updates 25 June 2017

Honor Roll:

Standing, William – Updated

Profit, Bob – updated

Borsellino, Frank – updated

Klemme, Wayne – updated


Our Losses:

Rybarczyk, George B. – JUN 2016

Siegle, Ronald E. – 6 MAY 2017

Molder, Robert – 16 JUN 2017

Matowitz, Keith G. – 18 JUN 2017



PL-905 – new

PL-615 – ID added to caption

Rogues Gallery:

Siegle, Ron – new

Hutchings, Gary – new

Rybarczyk, George B. – new




Site Updates 7 June 2017

Honor Roll:

Bodine, Clint – update

Draeger, Bill – update

Henderson, Basil – update

Lewis, Leo – update

Mulligan, Tom – update

Pitzeruse, JJ – update

Our Losses:

Adams, Newell F. – 28 May 2017

Hance, Gary F. – 8 May 2017

Mason, James W. – 1 Apr 2017

Mitchell, Craig 


DNG501 – DNG-503 – identifications added

Rogues Gallery:

Sparlin, Tom – new


Site Updates 25 April 2017

Honor Roll:

Arends, Tom – updated

Decamp, Bill – updated

Enterline, Jeff – updated

Moore, Barry – updated


DNG-631-650 – new

6994th Memorial Highway Dedication photos & videos -new

Rogues Gallery:

Arends, Tom – new

Craig, Cliff, – new

Kent, Rich – new

Leiby, Harold – new

Phillips, James C – new

Stevenson, Doug – new

Upcoming Events

Reunion 2017

Added Jim and Karen Hart to confirmed list.


Site Updates 24 March 2017


Honor Roll:

Legleiter, James C. – new

Howard, Robert T. – new

Jackson, Johnny L. – new

Kaiser, Mike – updated

Kinsal, James – updated

Marquez, Eugene – updated

Pine, Kenneth R. – new


Our Losses:

Weiss, James W.



TSN-1054 thru TSN-1060 – new

WSS-013 – new

McGee, Donald W. – rogues gallery – new

Kimsal, James – rogues gallery – new


Site Updates 3 March 2017

Honor Roll:

Barnard, Howard – updated

Francis, Albert – updated

Slater, Tom – updated

Our Losses:

Johnson, Jerome E ‘JJ’

Ramey, Carl D.


New Water Survival Album WSS-001 thru WSS-012


Site Updates 17 February 2017

Honor Roll:

French, John – updated

Golden, Jim – updated

Soetaert, Mike – new

Warters, Marsby – updated

Our Losses:

Jasper, Ralph E.

Witt, Bobby J. ‘BJ’


6994th Highway Dedication Information

6994th Memorial Highway Dedication Ceremony Information

The following is the latest information available concerning the highway dedication ceremony:

Hotel information:
Hampton Inn
51 Arnot Road
Horseheads, NY 14845
$89/night – room with 2 queen beds
$94/night – room with 1 king bed
be sure to say you are with the 6994th to get the rate.
Reservations must be made by 15 Mar 2017 to get special rate.

Ceremony Site location:
National War Plane Museum
17 Aviation Drive
Horseheads, NY 14845
(607) 796-6597

Date: 20 April 2017
Place: National War Plane Museum, Horseheads, NY
Time: 1000 hrs

Schedule for 20 April 2017
0915 hrs: participants meet in lobby of hotel
0930 hrs: depart for ceremony
0945 hrs: arrive at ceremony site
1000 hrs: ceremony starts
1100 – 1230 hrs: tour of war plane museum including use of flight simulator
1300 hrs: luncheon consisting of
– veggie tray
– tossed salad
– roasted potatoes
– roast beef au jus
– Italian baked chicken
– cookies & brownies
– drinks – coffee, tea, lemonade, bottled water

Joe would like to meet with all participants at the hotel at 2000 hrs on 19 April to set the logistics and make sure everyone has a ride.

Cost of the lunch and museum fee is $10 per person. Joe would like the money by 1 April 2017. Joe needs a full count and payment for the lunch is due on 7 April 2017.

Joe’s address:
Joe Giammichele
122 Snake Hill Road
Horsheads, NY 14845

The Hampton Inn offers free breakfast buffet for guests. No restaurant in hotel, but several restaurants in shopping mall across road and an Outback Steakhouse a few blocks away.

Joe said the actual sign on the highway is covered with a tarp and we will not be able to take photos at the actual sign due to safety and traffic concerns, but we will be able to take photos after the ceremony at a mock up at the museum. We are currently planning to at least take a group shot with our guidon and banner with the highway sign. Joe is expecting about 50 people at the ceremony, including about 25 6994th vets plus some guests and some local officials for a total of about 50 people.

If you are considering going at the last minute, please contact Joe and let him know of your intentions so he can make sure there is enough food at lunch.

If you have any questions, please contact Joe at giammichelej@gmail.com