Entered the service from Illinois.
Son of Ernest and Adell Ladas. P-51 pilot assigned to 382nd Fighter Sqn, 363rd Fighter Grp, 9th AF. Failed to Return (FTR) penetration escort Frankfurt head-on mid air collision with P-47 Thunderbolt. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5138. Awards: Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart posthumously.