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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 "P"
Additional selections can be found at the bottom of this page.


Name Rank Unit Source Comments Photo Location
Paddock, Quentin O. Capt   SO#4, 21Mar43 Gp Camouflage Officer in addition to other duties  
Pagano, Jacob A. Cpl 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Page, Elmer G. Cpl 576th SO#8, 27Mar1943 MOS 552 = Control Tower Operator  
Palmer, Clinton L. Cpl 576th 576 roster 1May45    
Palmer, Robert L. T/4 1825th Ord S&M Co LFW    
Panenka, Bedrick F. Pfc 579th SO#78, 7apr45 assigned, MOS 345  
Panteck, Anastas A. Pfc 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Paolillo, Rocco Pfc 806th Chem Co. SO#124, 3Jul44    
Papenmeyer, Albert Cpl 579th SO#27, 29Apr43 MOS 686 = Aircraft Instrument Mechanic, Specialist  
Pappianni, Anthony V. S/Sgt 577th 577 roster 2May45    
Papulias, Paul P. Pfc 465th Sub-Depot LFW    
Pardue Jr, Richard L. S/Sgt 578th 392, 7Aug44 Per 578th roster 5Aug44, was Special Services Representative.  
Parenteau, John R. Pvt 577th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic  
Pareti Jr, Joseph P. Pfc 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 Teletype Operator  
Parfirio, Anthony Cpl 578th SO#23, 30Jan45 TD for school on maint of H2X equipment.  
Parish, Benjamin P. Capt Gp HQ, 10th SCS SO#167, 22Aug44 transferred from GP HQ to 10th SCS.Medical Corps.Per SO#192, 18Sep44, TD to Sta 366 for 1 wk to render medical aid.Per SO#222, 22Oct 44, TD to attend 2-wk RAF Institute of Pathology and Tropical Med.Per SO#260, 9Dec44, TD to Pangbourne House for 7 days to render medical aid.  
Parish, Floyd E. Cpl 576th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 824 = Mess Sergeant  
Parker, Albert J. Pvt 1825th Ord S&M Co LFW    
Parker, Charles E. Pfc 10th SCS SO#91, 13Dec43 MOS 747  
Parker, Everett N. Jr. Pvt 578th SO#6, 23Mar43 Per 578th roster 5Aug44, Link Trainer Instructor  
Parker, Robert L. Cpl 465th Sub-Depot LFW    
Parkinson, Russell S. Pvt 577th 577 roster 2May45 S-2 Intelligence per May93 News Parkinson, Harned, Carlson
Parrish, Hugh G. Pvt 579th SO#11, 1Apr43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic  
Parsons, James H. Pvt 579th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic  
Pasionek Joseph J. Jr. S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Pasqualetto, Giovanni Pvt 579th 392, 16Dec44    
Pastor Jr, John R. Pvt 577th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 552 = Control Tower Operator  
Pate, Charles C. Pvt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 Switchboard Operator 578th Sqdn Communications Section
Patocka, Clement J. S/Sgt 465th Sub-Depot 392, 13Apr44   Colonel's P-47
Patsocka, Clement G. S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Patterson, Otis R. Pvt 576th SO#11, 1Apr43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic.Per Capt Levell's roster, 576th Ground Crew #5, "A" Flight.  
Patzer, George A. Cpl 10th SCS SO#91, 13Dec43 MOS 060  
Pauley, Ralph B. Sgt Gp Hq and 579th SO#9, 29Mar43 MOS 501 = Admin and Tech Clerk  
Paullin, Howard D. 1/Lt 10th SCS O#78, 18Nov43 appt Station Chemical Munitions Officer  
Paulus, George V. Pvt 577th SO#10, 30Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic  
Pauly, Eugene F. Pfc 579th SO#80, 22Nov43 Per SO#140, 23Jul44, transferred from 231st Station Hospital to 579th.  
Pawly, Nicholas Pvt 577th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 555 = Aircraft Sheet Metal Worker  
Peabody, James M. S/Sgt 10th SCS SO#91, 13Dec43 MOS 826 = Tech Supply NCO  
Pearce, Virgil S. T/Sgt 577th SO#3, 19Mar43    
Pearson, George T/Sgt 465th Sub-Depot LFW    
Pearson, John   579th     579th ground crew going on a pass
Pearson, Murl D. Cpl 465th Sub-Depot LFW MOS 931 = Truck Driver, Heavy; worked in the gas dumps 465th Sub Depot photo #1
Pedeski, Andrew Pfc 578th SO#21, 20Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer 578th Sqdn Armament Section   Waiting for Planes to Return
Pederson, Oscar A. Cpl 576th SO#3, 19Mar43    
Peek, William T. Sgt Gp HQ SO#67, 1Nov43 Awarded the good Conduct Medal per SO#99, 28Dec43, “who after 7 Dec 1944 having honorably served one year of active Federal Military service while the US is at war has displayed exemplary behavior efficiency and fidelity during such service.”  
Pelehac, Joseph Sgt Gp Hq LFW    
Pellegrin, Murphy J. Pfc 576th SO#164, 18Aug44 MOS change from 521 to 590.  
Pelletier, Romeo A. Pvt 579th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic  
Pence, Thomas D. T/3 1825th Ord S&M Co LFW    
Pendleton, Brooks 1/Lt 579th LFW Ordnance Officer.Awarded the Soldier's Medal for heroic actions on 5Dec43. Ordnance Officeres 14 July 44
Penequine, Homer F. Pfc 577th 392, 3Mar44 Admin & Technical Clerk  
Pennington, Willard T. Maj 577th 392, 11Apr44 Per 392 1Jul43, appointed Mess Officer for 577th in addition to other duties.Per LFW, 577th Sq Executive Officer  
Pennypacker Lt 576th   Training Officer 576th Sqdn Officers #2
Peretti, Anthony T. S/Sgt 1825th Ord S&M Co LFW    
Perkins, C. Sgt       Football Team
Perkins, Derald W. Sgt 578th 392, 3Mar44 MOS 832  
Perotti, Anthony T. S/Sgt 1825th Ord SO#63, 20Mar45 assigned; MOS 348.  
Perrault, Albert L. Pfc 579th SO#6, 23Mar43 MOS 861 = Surgical Technician Medics
Perry, Thomas H. Pfc 576th SO#19, 14Apr43 MOS 902 = Weapons Mechanic, Aircraft.Per the May01 News, he was sent to the RAF armament school where he qualified as a Spitfire armorer, but the closest he ever came to a Spitfire was when one flew over Wendling.Was a classmate of Leonard Price, Don Mason, and Audrey McCally at gun school in Lansing, MI, March 1943. Individual Photo
Pesale, Michael Pvt 576th SO#21, 20Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer  
Peters, Albert Sgt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 Propeller Specialist  
Peters, Wallace E. 1/Lt 578th SO#238, 11Nov44 TD for Sighting and Harmonization School along with Jrotzien and Bbennett, so maybe in charge of gunnery training at 392nd?  
Peterson T/Sgt 576th Capt Levell's roster Electrical Specialist  
Peterson, Arnold W. Jr. Pvt 577th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic  
Peterson, Ervin O. 1/Lt 577th 392, 17Mar44 Per LFW, 577th Bomb Sight Maintenance Officer  
Peterson, George L. Pvt 579th SO#67, 23Apr44 MOS 239 = Teletype Mechanic.Per SO#96, 28May44, placed on duty requiring regular and frequent aerial flights.6339433.Per SO#122, 1Jul44, reduced to Pvt for cause.Per SO#151, 4Aug44, suspended from flying status.Per SO#19, 25Jan45, transferred to 12th Reinforcement Depot for transfer to infantry.MOS 237.  
Peterson, Philip J. Pfc 578th SO#21, 20Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer.Per LFW, Gun Specialist 578th Sqdn Armament Section
Peterson, R.   578th     578th Sqdn Armament Section
Petrarca, Ferdinando A. Pvt 579th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic  
Petrea Jr, Samuel W. Pvt 577th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic  
Petrigini, Mario L. Cpl 579th SO#28, 18Feb44 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer.Per SO#122, 1Jul44, reduced to Pvt without prejudice.33285040.Per SO#185, 11Sep44, transferred to Detachment of Patients, 4210 US Army Hospital Plant per 231st Sta Hospital orders.  
Petroncheck, Mike Pfc 578th 392, 3Mar44 Radio Operator, AAF  
Petska, Victor E. Pfc 577th and Gp Hq SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 929 = Automotive Equipment Operator  
Pettigrew, George G. Pvt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 578th RUO  
Pettrucco Pvt 576th Capt Levell's roster 576th Ground Crew #7, "B" Flight  
Petty, Ray D. Pfc 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Pfaff, William B. Sgt 1287th MP Co Det A LFW    
Pfister, John T/Sgt   1May45 Trolley mission list    
Pfleuger, Howard Pfc 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Philips, Howard J. S/Sgt Gp Hq SO#4, 21Mar43 MOS 501 = Admin and Tech Clerk  
Phillips, Claude S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Phillips, Joseph W.   10th SCS SO#61, 15Apr44 transferred to 2912th Disciplinary Training Center per BCMO No. 5, Hq 2BD  
Phillips, Robie E. Pfc   1May45 Trolley mission list    
Pickarz, Stanley P. S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Pickens, Wesley E. Pfc 578th SO#11, 1Apr43 MOS 683 = Bombsight Mechanic (Sperry)  
Pickman, David Cpl 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Pierce, Anthony T/Sgt 576th SO#28, 1Mar43 MOS 824 = Mess Sergeant  
Pierce, Jack W. Pfc 2101st FF Pl LFW    
Pierce, Robert J. Pfc 576th SO#21, 20Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer  
Pierce, Vergil M/Sgt 577th LFW    
Pike, Homer Cpl 577th and 576th SO#3, 19Mar43    
Pile, Simon J. Sgt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 Ordnance Armorer  
Pill, James N. Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Pisculli, John Pfc 577th 577 roster 2May45    
Pispia, Vincent Pfc 1287th MP Co Det A LFW    
Pistorino, John P. Pfc 578th SO#19, 14Apr43 MOS 902 = Weapons Mechanic, Aircraft.Per 578th roster 5Aug44, was Ordnance Crew Chief.20thCC says he "helped in the basic design of the timesaving bomb loading Spider"; was transferred to the infantry during the Battle of the Bulge.  
Pitt, James H. Pvt 578th SO#6, 23Mar43 MOS 931 = Heavy Automotive Equipment Operator.Per 578th roster 5Aug44, was RUO.  
Pitzer, Robert E. Sgt 576th 392, 3Mar44 Munitions Worker  
Platt, Charles Pvt 576th SO#57, 13Mar45 assigned, MOS 345  
Poe, James M.   10thStaCompSq      
Poggioreale, Michael Cpl 577th SO#27, 29Apr43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic  
Polito, Theodore J. Sgt 10th SCS, 576th SO#159, 12Aug44 MOS 824.transferred from 10th to 576th.  
Polizzi, Samuel C. Pfc 579th SO#72, 30Mar45 MOS change from 745 to 521.Assigned per SO#57, 13Mar45, MOS 521.Flew to Bradley Field CT on 42-94906 per OO#1, 25May45; MOS 521.  
Pollard, Donald H. 1/Lt 465th Sub-Depot LFW Asst Sub-Depot Engineering Officer  
Pomykacz, Joseph E. Pfc 576th SO#52, 3Apr44 MOS 521 = Airman Basic.Per SO#164, 18Aug44, MOS change from 521 to 747.Per OO#1, 25May45, MOS 747; ordered to proceed o/a 28May45 aboard 42-50409 to Bradley Field, CT.  
Pontac, Dave M. Cpl 577th 577 roster 2May45    
Pontow Sgt 576th Capt Levell's roster 576th Refueling Unit  
Poole Sgt unit unknown   S-2 Intelligence per May93 News  
Poor, Lowell E. Pfc 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Popham   576th     576th in 1943   Ground Crew Relaxing
Poreti, J.P. Pfc 578th LFW Teletype Operator 578th Sqdn Communications Section
Porras, Octaviano M. Pvt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 578th KP  
Porter Jr, Herbert S. Pfc 577th SO#9, 29Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic  
Porter, Joseph R. Pvt 577th SO#6, 23Mar43 MOS 239 = Teletypewriter Mechanic  
Portier, Albert M. Cpl 579th SO#10, 29Mar43 MOS 686 = Aircraft Instrument Mechanic, Specialist  
Poshadlo, Cliff R. Sgt 465th Sub Depot 465th Sub Depot history 502 = Administrative Noncommissioned Officer 465th Sub Depot photo #1   465th SubDepot Personnel
Poshadlo, Raymond Sgt 465th Sub Depot 465th Sub Depot history 502 = Administrative Noncommissioned Officer 465th Sub Depot photo #1   465th SubDepot Personnel   Cletracs Basketball Team 1944
Post, Russell L. Maj. Hq 2BD 392, 24Mar44    
Potts Charles H. Jr. 2/Lt 576th LFW 576th Sq Communications Officer 576th Sqdn Officers #2   Potts and Schwabel
Poulos, George F. Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Powell, Woodrow Pfc 264th Medical Disp LFW    
Power, Cecil R. Pfc 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Power, Donald A. Pvt 579th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 239 = Teletypewriter Mechanic  
Predl, Frederic J. Pvt 579th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic 579th ground crew Sep 1980 2ADA Journal
Prestigiacomo, Roy Sgt 579th SO#66, 22Apr44 MOS 928 = Automotive Equipment Mechanic.Per SO#187, 13Sep44, MOS change from 014 to 747.Flew to Bradley Field CT on 44-10495 per OO#1, 25May45; MOS 747.  
Preston, Thomas R. Pfc Gp Hq SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 501 = Administrative and Technical Clerk  
Preston, Wesley A. T/5 1825th Ord S&M Co 392, 9Aug44   Football Team
Prey, Clyde Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Prf, Victor W. Sgt 1217th QM Svc Gp LFW    
Price, Bill Pfc 576th SO#9, 29Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic  
Price, Claude E. Pvt 579th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 316 = Automobile Repairman (Serviceman)  
Price, Leonard E. Pfc 576th SO#19, 14Apr43 MOS 902 = Weapons Mechanic, Aircraft.Per Capt Levell's roster, armorer in 576th Ground Crew #3, "C" Flight.  
Price, Robert G. Cpl 577th 577 roster 2May45   Price 1   Price 2
Priebe, Leslie A. Sr. Sgt 576th SO#89, 23Apr45 assigned, MOS 938  
Priel M/Sgt 576th Capt Levell's roster 576th Line Chief  
Pries, William R. Cpl 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 578th Mail Clerk, Army Postal Unit  
Pritskey, Joseph J. 2/Lt 579th SO#66, 31Oct43    
Prodana, Danny Pvt 577th SO#195, 21Sep44 TD for pers equip school.Per SO311, 13jan45, MOS change from 620 to 911.Per SO#55, 9Mar54, MOS change from 911 to 590.Per SO#66, 23Mar45, transferred to 12th Reinf Depot for transfer to infantry; MOS 590.  
Prosser, Bruce P. Pvt 577th 577 roster 2May45    
Prost, Bertrand J. Cpl 576th SO#85, 2Dec43 transferred from 44th BG to 576th Sq.MOS=683, Bombsight Mechanic.Per SO#38, 8Mar44, placed on duty requiring regular and frequent aerial flights.Per SO#73, 1May44, MOS change from ? to 612  
Pryzborski, Joseph M. Cpl 577th 577 roster 2May45    
Puchir, John 579th     579th Intelligence per May93 News  
Pulliam, David M. S/Sgt 579th SO#247, 21Nov44 assigned; MOS 852.Flew to Bradley Field CT on 44-50505 per OO#1, 25May45; MOS 852.  
Pullman, Raymond A. Pvt 578th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 060 = Cook  
Purtell, Edmund L. Pvt 579th SO#6, 23Mar43 MOS 552 = Control Tower Operator  
Purvis, William L. Sgt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 578th Radar Mechanic.Per LFW, RDF 578th Sqdn Communications Section
Putman, Francis W. Cpl 579th SO#84, 1Dec43    
Putman, Melvin F. Sgt 576th 392, 3Mar44   576th in 1943
Pyle, Howard K. Pfc 10th SCS SO#91, 13Dec43 MOS 929  
Pyle, Joseph E. Cpl 576th SO#1, 1Mar43 S-2 Intelligence per May93 News  
Pyle, Joseph E. Cpl 576th and Gp Hq SO#3, 19Mar43; 392, 20Apr45 MOS changed from 070, Draftsman, to 055 Clerk, General. S-2 Personnel   E. Dereham 1943   576 S-2



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