MSgt. Byron C. "Barney" Dutton, U.S. Army, born 18 July 1906, enlisted 3 February 1943 at Fort Logan, Colorado, service # 37364864 (died 1977). He served in the South Pacific, including Burma. PFC Herman L. Dutton, born 9 December 1909, enlisted 24 March 1944 at Fort MacArthur, San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, service # 39579632, and served in the European theatre (died 1979).


GABBART, HORACE JOE, Fist Lieutenant, Service # 0-769790, U.S. Army Air Force

Horace J. Gabbart was born 16 October 1922, the second son of Edward (1895-1927) and Marie (Bacon) Gabbart in Oklahoma. His father died in an oil derrick accident when Joe was about 3 years old and he lived most of his childhood with his Uncle Frederick Gabbart (1897-    ) in Daisy and then Hartshorne, Oklahoma. He graduated from Hartshorne H.S. in 1940. He enlisted 18 February 1943 (enlisted service # 19159051) at Minter Field, Bakersfield, Kern County, California and went to Rosecrans Field for advanced training. He served with the Air Transport Command, over 700 hours lifting cargo and men over the "hump" (Himalayas) to and from China. The Arizona Republic, 13 Feb. 1946, reported he was injured during rioting in Calcutta, India. The British Command imposed martial law. He was transferred to support of Graves Registration with 1st.Lt. Melvin L. Power and PFC Eugene F. Ryan on 14 May 1946, by ATC Command Operations order # 116, 10 May 1946, signed by Capt. Thomas E. Cale, USAAF. He was the pilot of C-47B, Tail # 43-48308, which went down in severe thunderstorms, line squalls, and heavy monsoon rain over the Bay of Bengal. He listed his mother as his emergency contact: Mrs. Marie B. Gabbart, 745 E. Pierce St., Phoenix, Arizona. He was awarded an Air Medal.