A/2c Howard Keith Ahlgrim - On July 10, 1953, Airman Second Class Howard Ahlgrim was aboard the bomber when it crashed seven miles from Hunter Air Force Base. This crash killed all 10 crew members aboard. His body was returned to South Dakota and buried with military honors at Bluff View Cemetery. Howard Keith Ahlgrim was born on October 19, 1929, to Ellery Conrad John and Evelyn Agnes (Walz) Ahlgrim. Howard had two siblings: a brother, Harold Andrew, and a sister, Charlotte Anne (Ahlgrim) Erickson. Howard first went to school at Austin Grade School and then graduated from Vermillion High School in 1949 and from Union Pacific Teletype School in 1950. Howard had many interests that included drawing, painting, gardening, and being with friends and family. Howard worked for his dad at Ahlgrim Trucking and also as a telegrapher at Union Pacific Railroad in Colorado. Howard enlisted in the Air Force in August 1951. Howard was assigned to various air fields, including Kessler AFB in Mississippi, Randolph Field, Texas, and his last being Hunter Field in Savannah, Georgia, where he was a radio operator for a B-29 bomber in the Second Air Refueling Squadron. [Source: Chantelle Rae Janke]