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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CLICK ON THE LETTER OF THE GROUND ECHELON'S LAST NAME

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

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, as I know every man who has had the opportunity to fly with the 2nd Air Division planes, would thank you if it were possible. The flying personnel know what your efforts have been to supply them with the means to perform their part of the team's work, the long hours with little glory, and they are grateful. As your Commanding General, I wish to offer you my sincere congratulations, and to commend you on a job well done."

Maj. Gen. W. E. Kepner, Commanding, 2nd Air Division From an address on 8 April 1945 during "Salute the Ground Man Week"