392ND BOMB GROUP GROUND ECHELON PERSONNEL

We have listed the names of over 3,000 men and women who served in the ground echelon of the 392nd Bomb Group. Many of the names come from military orders, the books Liberators from Wendling and 20th Century Crusaders, issues of the 392nd Bomb Group Memorial Association NEWS, squadron rosters, diaries, personal recollections, and names written next to photographs in the 392nd archives. Ranks are as they appear on the source document and do not reflect subsequent promotions.

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Ground echelon personnel were assigned to:
Abbreviations used in this roster:
  • LFW = Liberators from Wendling, by Col. Vickers, Jr.
  • MOS = Military Occupational Specialty
  • SO = Special Orders
  • 20thCC = 20th Century Crusaders book

THE FOLLOWING IS OUR CURRENT LIST OF GROUND ECHELON'S PHOTOS WITH LAST NAMES STARTING WITH "A"
Additional selections can be found at the bottom of this page.

Name Rank Unit Comments-Photo Location
Abbato, Albert R. Pvt 576th MOS 929 = Automotive Equipment Operator
Abes, Milton M. Cpl 579th  
Abrahamian, Lloyd V. S/Sgt 578th Supply Sergeant
Accardo, Charles A. Pfc 576th MOS 501 = Admin and Tech Clerk
Ackelson, James S., Jr. 2/Lt 578th Radar Officer/Radar Counter Measures
2/Lt and Mrs. James S. Ackelson Jr., 23 Dec 1943
Ackerman, Irvin T/Sgt 1217th QM Svc Gp  
Ackley, Lawrence M. Pvt Gp Hq Airman Basic
Acton, Buford E. Pvt 577th MOS =911, Aircraft Armorer.Per 392nd orders 24Mar44, was a Sgt and transferred to Det of Pts, 231st Sta Hosp.
Acuna, Carlos G. Sgt 577th Cook for Thanksgiving Dinner 1943 at Enlisted Mess No. 2
Adelman, Jack J. Pvt 578th MOS 555 = Aircraft Sheet Metal Worker
Adkins, Robert E. Pvt 579th MOS 504
Adkins, Woodrow R. Pvt 578th MOS 504.Per 578th roster 5Aug44, Ordnance Crew Chief.Per 392 orders 21Dec44, MOS change fm 901 (Munitions Worker) to 505, Ammunition NCO
578th Ordnance Sqdn   Adkins, Schenske and Mucha
Adler, Alex T. S/Sgt 1825th Ord S&M Co  
Adler, John S/Sgt 1825th Ord S&M Co  
Affet, Joseph Pvt 1217th QM Svc Gp  
Albert, Leroy H. T/Sgt 1217th QM Svc Gp 1217th QM Co (AVN), May 1994 NEWS
Alberts, Leroy M. T/Sgt 1217th QM Svc Gp  
Albino, Tony T/Sgt   Loading Napalm
Albright, David C. Pvt 578th MOS 521 = Airman Basic.Per 578th roster 5Aug44, was a Switchboard Operator.
578th Sqdn Communications Section
Albright, Edgar W. Pfc 577th  
Alder, John C. Pvt 576th MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic.Per Capt Levell's roster, was 576th Ground Crew #2, "A" Flight.
Alderson, Richard J. Pvt 576th MOS 345 = Truck Driver, Light
Alever, Dan C. Pfc 576th Airplane Armorer
Alfred, Paul C. Cpl 579th MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer.Per SO#250, 26Nov44, reduced to Pvt for^ inefficiency.
Alexander, Holmes Capt 578th 578th Sq's Intelligence Officer (later, 2nd Air Division Air Sea Rescue Officer)
Individual Photo   Grage,Reed,Alexander,Hunt
Alexander, Joseph W. Pfc 576th MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer
Alexander, Thomas J. Pvt 578th MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic
Alexander and Mann
Allen, Claude E. Capt 578th Became 578th Sqdn Operations Officer in Dec44
Allen, Cleveland T/Sgt Gp Hq MOS 501 = Admin and Tech Clerk
Allen, Frank S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq  
Allen, Gerald V. S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq Mess Sergeant for Thanksgiving dinner 1943
Allen, James W. Pfc 2101st FF Pl  
Allen, John F. Pvt 578th 578th Airplane Mechanic
Allen, Paul R. Cpl 806th Cml Co Det A  
Allen, Samuel V. Pvt 578th MOS 929 = Automotive Equipment Operator
Allen, Thomas H. Sgt 10thStaCompSq  
Allen, William L. Cpl 578th Placed on duty requiring regular and frequent aerial flights. 17031141
Allnut, Arnold H. Pfc 579th and 577th 579th Chemical Section.Per 392nd orders 3Mar44, was 577th Decontaminating Equipment Operator.
Allred   576th 576th in 1943
Allred, Marion R. M/Sgt 579th  
Aloia, Albert A. Cpl 576th Armorer in 576th Sqdn ordnance section
Individual Photo
Alsheimer, August W. Pvt 576th MOS 929 = Automotive Equipment Operator
Alston Jr, Samuel M. Pvt 576th MOS 055 = Clerk, General.Per Capt Levell's roster, 576th Ordnance Section Crew Chief
Alwin, Thaddeus J. Sgt 1217th QM Svc Gp  
Alvis, Floyd T. Pvt 576th MOS change from 641 to 521.Assigned per SO#53, 8Mar45, MOS 345.Per SO#92, 28Apr45, transferred from 576th BS to 373rd Hq&BSS, Sta 144; MOS 521.
Amelung, Henry G. Pvt 577th MOS 521 = Airman Basic
Amon, Mathias Pvt Gp Hq MOS 590 = Laborer
Anderson, Andy S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq  
Anderson, Edgar S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq  
Anderson, James A.   465th Sub-Depot  
Anderson, John R. Sgt 10thStaCompSq  
Anderson, Louis Pvt 579th MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic
Anderson, Paul M. Sgt 578th placed on duty requiring regular and frequent aerial flights.
Anderson, Woodrow C. Pvt 578th MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic
Andrekotich, John M/Sgt 10thStaCompSq MOS 750=Airplane Maintenance Technician, Airplane Crew Chief
Andrews, Otto G. S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq  
Ankoviak, William H. Sgt 578th Airplane Mechanic
J.R. Walker crew;   C.Barber,Ankoviak,Davis,Calender
Anthony, Claude L. Pvt 576th  
Anthony, Elmore 1/Sgt    
Antonowich, Nicholas S/Sgt 1217th QM Svc Gp  
Apodaca, Robert Pvt 578th MOS 929 = Automotive Equipment Operator.Per 578th roster 5Aug44, in RUO.
Aquilino, Jerry Pvt 576th MOS 620 = Parachute Rigger and Repairman
Aranda, Teodulo Pvt 576th, 10th SCS MOS 590 = Laborer.Per SO#39, 20Feb45, transferred to 12th Reinf Depot for transfer to infantry; MOS 590, 10th SCS.Per GO#3, 30May44, awarded the Good Conduct Medal.
Arbogast, Howard S. Pfc 577th transferred to 12th Reinforcement Depot for transfer to infantry.MOS 590.Per SO#152, 5Aug44, MOS change from 521 to 590.
Arce, Arthur D. Sgt 576th MOS 521=Airman Basic
Archambault, Arthur A. Pvt 576th assigned; MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic.Returned to Bradley Field CT aboard 42-95299 per OO#1, 25May45.
Ardiff, John R. Sgt 576th Sent to 28-day school on RAF Codes and Ciphers.Per SO#141, 24Jul44, MOS change from 807 to 805.Returned to Bradley Field CT aboard 42-95299 per OO#1, 25May45; MOS 805.
Arledge, William L. Sgt 465th Sub-Depot An original member of the 465th. MOS 826 = Supply Technician, AAF. Supervised the supply division at hangar #2 when it was started in Nov 1944. Per SO#54, 9Mar45, MOS change from 835 to 826
465th SubDepot Personnel
Armand, Robert C. S/Sgt 1287th MP Co Det A  
Armel, Charles E. Pvt 576th MOS 931 = Heavy Automotive Equipment Operator
Arnette, Ronald L. Cpl 579th MOS 552 = Control Tower Operator
Arnold, Chester W. Jr. Pfc 10thStaCompSq  
Arnold, LeRoy D. S/Sgt 577th  
Arnold, Ora D. Pvt 579th MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic
Arpe, Robert J. Pvt 578th MOS 521 = Airman Basic.Per 578th roster 5Aug44, Airplane Mechanic
Miss Minnie Ground crew  Nashwinter and Arpe
Arrass, Milford F. Sgt 10thStaCompSq  
Ashburn, John Pfc 576th MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic
Ashlock, William C. Pvt 578th MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic
Ashman, Harry W. Cpl 576th assigned; MOS 852.Flew to Bradley Field CT on 42-94912 per OO#1, 25May45, MOS 852.
Atkinson, Thomas S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq  
Auer Capt Doctor Hospital Staff, 20 Feb 1944
Auger, Roger L. Pfc 579th 579th Medical Section
Aultman, Horace H. T/5 1287th MPs MOS change from 345 to 677.Per SO#176, 1Sep44, reduced to Pvt for cause.
Avery, Kenneth L. T/5 2101st FF Pl  
Axton, Delmar Cpl 1217th QM Svc Gp 1217th QM Co
1217th QM Co (AVN), May 1994 NEWS

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