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392ND BOMB GROUP GROUND ECHELON PERSONNEL

Listed are the names of over 2,500 men and women who served in the ground echelon of the 392nd Bomb Group. 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. If you have corrections or additions, please contact the 392nd Bomb Group at by Clicking Here.



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


Name Rank Unit Source Comments Photo Location
Labunski, Leo Pfc 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Lacko, Joseph M. S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW    
LaCoste, Lawrence T. Pvt 578th SO#24, 25Apr43 MOS 055 = Clerk, General.Per 392nd orders 3Mar44, Teletype Operator  
LaDuke, Victor J. Sgt 465th Sub-Depot LFW   465th SubDepot Personnel
LaFayette, Paul J. Pfc Gp Hq 392, 20Sep44 MOS 409 = Medical Technician  
Lafferty, James F. Pvt 579th and 576th SO#21, 20Apr43 MOS 521 = Airman Basic; in 579th Ordnance.Per 392nd orders 3Mar44, a 576th Munitions Worker  
Lambert, Guy F. Pvt 10th SCS; 74th Svc Sq SO#2, 3Jan44 transferred from 10th to 74th.MOS 929  
Lambert, James D. Cpl 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 Airplane Mechanic  
Lamore, William Jr. S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Lander, J.   465th Sub-Depot     465th SubDepot Personnel
Landers, Howard D. T/Sgt Gp Hq   Gp Ordnance per May93 News  
Landon, Eldon E. Cpl 465th Sub-Depot 465th Sub Depot history MOS 931 = Truck Driver, Heavy. Was in the Crash Crew. Was selected for transfer to Infantry Reinforcement Training in Feb 45 465th Sub Depot photo #2
Landsberg, Arnold Pfc 577th 392, 3Mar44 Telephone Operator  
Lane, Francis T. Pvt 577th SO#6, 23Mar43 MOS 501 =Admin and Tech Clerk.Gp S-4 clerk  
Lane, Robert E. Capt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 and LFW 578th Executive Officer.Per Feb95 News, was Mess Officer of Enlisted Mens Mess No. 1, then became Base Mess Supervisor  
Lank, Robert C. Pfc 578th SO#22, 21Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer 578th Sqdn Armament Section
Lankford, Taylor G. Pvt 10th SCS SO#73, 1May44 MOS change from 345 to 521.  
Lannon, Joseph J. Pvt 578th SO#9, 29Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic  
Lanocker, Walter B. Pfc 578th SO#11, 1Apr43 MOS 826 = Tech Supply NCO  
Lapinski, Sigmund W. Cpl 576th 576 roster 1May45    
LaPlaine, Robert L. T/3 Gp Hq SO#3, 19Mar43    
Larson S/Sgt 576th Capt Levell's roster 576th Crew Chief #42-50489; 576th Ground Crew #5, "B" Flight Blanid's Baby
Larson, Carl E. S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Larson, Grant W. Pvt 577th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 239 = Teletypewriter Mechanic  
Larson, Walter Pfc 576th SO#17, 10Apr43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic  
LaRue, Jack L. 1/Lt 577th LFW 577th Sq Supply Officer  
Lasater, James W. Pvt 577th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 929 = Automotive Equipment Operator  
Lashek, Frank L. Pvt 578th SO#19, 14Apr43 MOS 685 = Airplane Electrical Mechanic, Specialist  
Lashiw, Andrew J. Pvt 576th SO#1, 1Mar43 MOS 060 = Cook  
Lashway, Horton J. Sgt 577th SO#1, 1Mar43    
LaTour, Richard H. T/5 1825th Ord S&M Co LFW   1825th Ordnance Personnel #1
Laudon, Edwart T. S/Sgt 576th   Code Clerk  
Laverty, James J. Cpl 577th 577 roster 2May45   Football Team
Law, George T. Sgt 579th SO#2, 7Mar43   576th in 1943
Lawrence, Robert S. Cpl 576th Capt Levell's roster Aircraft Armorer 576th in 1943
Lawson, David R. Cpl 579th SO#2, 7Mar43   Short Snorter Ground Crew fm June82 2ADA Journal
Leahy, Donald M/Sgt 465th Sub-Depot LFW    
Lear, Howard Pfc 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Leavitt, Clarence J. T/5 806th Chem Co GO#2, 27Apr45 Awarded the Good Conduct Medal.  
Lebioda, Joseph J. Pfc 577th 577 roster 2May45    
Lee, George W. Pvt 579th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 929 = Automotive Equipment Operator  
Lee, Hubert H. S/Sgt 576th Crew Chief for 41-29131 Flying Patch According to the 576th Sqdn Diary, "M/Sgt Hubert H. Lee, crew chief of the Flying Patch, went home on the 29th of July [1944] after two years in the E.T.O. Sgt. Lee earned his place in Squadron history by saving aircraft No. 131 from the scrap heap when it landed in southern England with over 2,000 flak holes in it. He patched the battered wreck and it since became the war horse of the Squadron. Sgt. Lee was awarded the Bronze Star for his efforts in maintaining the Flying Patch." He flew combat missions with 1/Lt Edward F. Wittel and crew on 20 Apr and 15 May 1944. Wittel crew 2
Lee, Lewis H. Pfc 576th 392, 3Mar44 Teletype Operator  
Lee, Richard D. T/5 1825th Ord S&M Co LFW   1825th Ordnance Personnel #1
Leeds, Fred M. Pfc 576th   Per SO#72, 30Apr44, TD for Consolidated turret maint. School  
Legato, Annunzio Pvt 577th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 521 = Airman Basic.Per 392nd orders 3Mar44, he was a Cook  
Lehman, Sol Pvt 806th Chem Co. SO#31, 9Feb45 MOS change from 835 to 786.  
Leibewitz, Victor Cpl 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Lein, Thomas N. Pfc 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 Instrument Specialist  
Leluika, John Pfc 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 Airplane Mechanic  
Lemone, Al M/Sgt 579th LFW Per LFW, was 579th Armament Section Chief, awarded Bronze Star.  
Lenocker, Bruce   578th     578th Tech Supply
Lenocker, Walter B. Sgt 578th SO#32, 25Feb44 TD to London IRT Accomplishment of Application for Naturalization.Per SO#190, 16Sep44, MOS change from 826 to 405.Per SO#54, 9Mar45, MOS change from 405 to 826.  
Lenz, Arthur J. Pfc 10th SCS SO#91, 13Dec43 MOS 747  
Leonard, Chester G. Pvt 578th SO#11, 1Apr43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic Bolding, Leonard, Dowling   Leonard and Pallas Athene   Hale and Leonard
Leone, Angelo V. PFC 465th Sub-Depot 465th SubDepot History   465th SubDepot Personnel
Lerman, Milton 2/Lt 576th SO#27, 29Apr43 576th Sq Adjutant 576th Sqdn Officers #1   576th Sqdn Officers #2
Leslie, Curtis A. Pvt 806th Chem Co SO#19, 25jan45 transferred to 12th Reinf Depot for transfer to infantry; MOS 590  
LeSueur, William D. Pvt 577th SO#21, 20Apr43 MOS 521 = Airman Basic; per 392nd orders 3Mar44, was a Munitions Worker.  
Leveskas Joe G. Pfc 1217th QM Svc Gp LFW Per LFW, transferred to 12th Reinforcement Depot in Feb 45 for infantry training and reassignment 1217th QM Co (AVN), May 1994 NEWS
Levenson, Harold L. Pfc 577th 392, 1Jul43 MOS 806 = Code Clerk; Cryptographer (Code Compiler)  
Levine, Porter H. Pfc 577th SO#19, 14Apr43 MOS 902 = Weapons Mechanic, Aircraft  
Lewallen, Bruno Pvt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 Airplane Mechanic  
Lewin, Joseph S. Pvt 579th SO#15, 7Apr43 MOS = 747, Airplane and Engine Mechanic.Per Aug98 News, he joined at Biggs Field, went over on the Queen Mary and was with the 579th until about D-Day.Then he was transferred to the 492nd and then to the 490th (a B-17 Group). 579th ground crew and El Lobo
Lewis, Charlie Pvt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 578th KP  
Lewis, John V. T/Sgt 1217th QM Svc Gp LFW 1217th QM Co 1217th QM Co (AVN), May 1994 NEWS
Lewis, Willard L. Pfc 1287th MP Co Det A LFW Per Report of Aircraft Accident, he was aboard Niederriter's plane (41-29608) on 24Aug44 for an airspeed calibration mission when it had a taxiing accident.MP.  
Libby, Evelyn L. Capt 110th Station Hospital   Nurse McBride Wedding Party
Licon, Silvino M. Pfc 10th SCS SO#91, 13Dec43 MOS 201  
Liebelt, Warren A. Sgt   1May45 Trolley mission list    
Lieblich, Daniel P. Capt 578th 392, 1Jul43 578th Sq Mess Oofficer  
Liebolt, Warren A. Sgt 578th 392, 3Mar44 Admin & Technical Clerk  
Lindenberg, Harry B. Pfc 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 Truck Driver  
Lindgren, Rudolf D. Pvt Gp Hq and 10thStaCompSq 392, 24Mar44 MOS 590 = Laborer  
Lindsey, Ralph W. S/Sgt 579th SO#46, 20Mar44 placed on duty requiring him to participate in regular and frequent aerial flights.  
Lindsley, Gordon W. Cpl 806th Chem Co. SO#167, 22Aug44 Per SO#89, 23Apr45, TD for vehicle waterproofing course. Awarded Good Conduct Medal per GO#2, 27Apr45.  
Lindop, Devere K. T/Sgt 577th SO#2, 7Mar43    
Lingle, Levi R. S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Linker, Clyde E. Pvt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 578th KP  
Linker, Joseph R. Pvt 1825th Ord S&M Co and 1217th QM Svc Gp 392, 11Apr44 Clerk, General.Per LFW, transferred to 12th Reinforcement Depot in Feb45 for infantry training and reassignment. 1217th QM Co (AVN), May 1994 NEWS
Lintz, Kenneth W. Sgt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 578th Power Turret & Cnst Mechanic; per LFW, Power Turret Specialist.Per Nov96 News, was a turret and gunsight specialist in the 578th, joining at Alamogordo in 1943. 578th Sqdn Armament Section   578th turret Section   Waiting for Planes to Return
Lipinski Cpl 576th Capt Levell's roster Instrument Specialist.  
Lipp, Robert A. Capt 10thStaCompSq 392, 23Jan44    
Lipphardt, William A. Pvt 576th SO#24, 25Apr43 MOS 504.Per Capt Levell's roster, 576th Ordnance Section Crew Chief  
Lipsen, Irving (NMI) Cpl 578th SO#2, 7Mar43 Engineering Clerk Individual photo
Lishchiner, Jacob B. Pfc 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Liston, D.N.D.C. Sgt 576th 8May45 Trolley mission CLL    
Liston, William O. S/Sgt 576th 576 roster 1May45    
Litaker   578th     Orig. 578th Grnd Crew
Littlejohn Jr, Carl W. Pfc 578th SO#17, 10Apr43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic  
Littleton, Robert S. 1/Lt 576th and Gp Hq SO#21, 20Apr43 Per LFW, 576th Asst Gp Engineering Officer 576th Sqdn Officers #2
Lloyd, Denver D. Pfc 1217th QM Svc Gp 392, 13Jul44 1217th QM Co 1217th QM Co (AVN), May 1994 NEWS
Locke, Douglas F. Pvt 576th SO#88, 17May44 SD with 1287th MPs.Per SO#73, 1May44, MOS change from 521 to 677.Per SO#132, 14Jul44, released from AC and assigned to CMP.  
Loeffler, Harold H. Cpl 578th 392, 3Mar44 Radio Operator, AAF  
Loessaert, Marcel J. Cpl 579th SO#2, 7Mar43    
Lofton, James E. Pfc 578th SO#29, 6Feb45 assigned; MOS 590.Flew back to Bradley Field CT on 44-50568 per OO#1, 26May45; MOS 590.  
Lofton, Milton E. Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Logan, James W. Pvt 576th SO#27, 29Apr43 MOS 552 = Control Tower Operator  
Logan, Wallace E. Pfc   1May45 Trolley mission list    
Long Cpl 579th     579th ground crew Sep 1980 2ADA Journal
Long, Max C. Cpl 10thStaCompSq and 264th Medical Disp 392, 9Feb44    
Long, Robert S. Pvt 578th SO#6, 23Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic  
Long, William B. Cpl 577th 577 roster 2May45    
Longaberger, David W. Pvt 577th SO#152, 5Aug44 MOS change from 521 to 590.  
Longchamps, Alfred L. Sgt   SO#9, 29Mar43    
Loomis, Edward P. Cpl 579th SO#2, 7Mar43; LFW MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic  
Lopes, Manuel R. Cpl 577th 577 roster 2May45    
Lopez, John M. Pfc 576th SO#22, 21Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer  
Loretoni, Pasquale J. Pfc 578th 392, 3Mar44 Teletype Operator  
Losiewski, Zigmund A. T/5 1217th QM Svc Gp 392, 21Jul44 Per LFW, transferred to 12th Reinforcement Depot in Feb45 for infantry training and reassignment  
Lotten, John A. Pvt 579th SO#6, 23Mar43 MOS 501 = Admin and Tech Clerk  
Loucke, Robert R. S/Sgt 576th SO#4, 21Mar43    
Love, Marlin M. Pvt 578th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic  
Love         579th ground crew and 670
Love, Samuel G. Pvt 578th SO#11, 1Apr43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic  
Lovitt, Owen E. Pfc 579th SO#91, 26Apr45 assigned, MOS 345  
Lowell Maj 576th     576th Sqdn Bond Drive 4 Sept 44
Lowry, John L. Pvt 579th SO#21, 20Apr43 MOS 521 = Airman Basic, in 579th Ordnance  
Lucas, Edgar J. PFC 1825th Ord S&M Co. 1825th orders July 1943 MOS 821 = Quartermaster Supply Technician Bicycles
Lucas, Johnnie Pvt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 578th KP  
Lucash, Steven Pvt 577th SO#19, 14Apr43 MOS 685 = Airplane Electrical Mechanic, Specialist Individual Photo   Lucash, Moro, Kushner
Ludemann, Robert H. Cpl 577th 577 roster 2May45    
Ludiman, A. Cpl 577th LFW Cook  
Luerson, James     Tays' book    
Lumpkin, R.J. Pvt 10thSCS SO#19, 25Jan45 Per SO#18, 23Jan45,so much of the unexecuted portion of the sentence adjudged against Stockton by SCM sentence promulated by SCM No. 101, this Hq, as pertains to restriction to the limits of this station, is rescinded.transferred to 12th Reinf Depot for transfer to infantry; MOS 605.Per SO#174, 30Aug44, MOS change from 603 to 605.  
Luna, Gilberto R. Pfc 465th Sub-Depot 465th Sub Depot history MOS 931 = Truck Driver, Heavy. Was in the Transportation shack when it was hit by an RAF A-20. He received a long gash to his skull which required medical attention. Was in the Crash Crew. Was transferred for Infantry Reconversion Training on 26 Mar 1945 465th Sub Depot photo #2
Luna, Raymond B. Pvt 577th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 929 = Automotive Equipment Operator  
Lusbke, Carlton W. Pfc 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Lussier, Arthur J. Pvt 577th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic  
Luttrell, Harlon Pvt 1825th Ord S&M Co 392, 11Apr44 MOS = Supply Clerk  
Lutz, John R. T/Sgt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 578th Mess Sergeant in charge of EM Mess  
Lux, Henry E. Pfc 576th SO#9, 29Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic.Per Capt Levell's roster, was Sheet Metal Worker.  
Lux, Henry S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Lyles, Dale A. Pvt 577th SO#24, 25Apr43 MOS 504  
Lynn, Elmer M. Pvt Gp Hq 392, 24Mar44 Airman Basic  
Lynn, Robert W. Cpl 578th SO#27, 29Apr43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic  
Lyon, Leonard J. T/Sgt 465th Sub-Depot LFW   465th Sub Depot Section Chiefs
Lyster, Merrill D. Cpl 10th SCS. SO#91, 13Dec43 MOS 747  



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