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


Name Rank Unit Source Comments Photo Location
Rabenburg, Victor N. Pfc 578th 392, 3Mar44 Admin & Technical Clerk  
Raichelson, David Pfc 579th SO#12, 4Apr43 MOS 501 = Admin and Tech Clerk  
Raifsnyder, James H. Pfc 578th SO#28, 18Feb MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer  
Rackham, James R. Pvt 579th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic 579th ground crew going on a pass
Radcliff, Raul R. Cpl 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Radice, Angelo Pvt 578th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 521 = Airman Basic.Per 578th roster 5Aug44, was a Truck Driver.  
Rae, James C. Jr. Sgt 576th 576 roster 1May45    
Rakoski Sgt 576th Capt Levell's roster Instrument Spec.  
Ralph, Grover E. Pvt Gp Hq and 10thStaCompSq 392, 24Mar44 Airman Basic  
Ralston, Sam Pfc Gp Hq and 579th SO#15, 7Apr43 MOS 405 = Intelligence Clerk S-2 Staff   SSgt Sam Ralston 1943
Ramey, Donald A. Pvt 577th SO#6, 23Mar43 MOS 060 = Cook  
Ramirez, J. Pvt 576th Capt Levell's roster Aircraft Armorer  
Ramirez, Jesus G. Pvt 579th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 521 = Airman Basic  
Ramirez, Joe S. Pfc 577th 577 roster 2May45    
Ramirez, Justo Pfc 576th 9may45 Trolley mission CLL    
Ramos, Marshall M. Pvt 579th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 929 = Automotive Equipment Operator  
Ramsburg, John H. S/Sgt 579th SO#215, 14Oct44 transferred from 579th to 1217th MPs.Per SO#212, 11Oct44, moved from MPs to 579th.  
Ramsey, Day F. Pvt 579th SO#78, 7Apr45 assigned, MOS 014  
Ramsey, Donald A. Cpl 577th 392, 3Mar44 Cook  
Ramweiler, Herbert C. S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Ranco, Alexander J. Pvt 806th Chem Co. GO#2, 27Apr45 Awarded the Good Conduct Medal.  
Randall, Raymond H. Pvt 579th SO#11, 1Apr43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic  
Ranta, William H. Sgt 576th SO#3, 19Mar43; Capt Levell's roster MOS 678=Power Turret and Gunsight Mechanic (Sperry).576th Turret Section Head; perhaps in 576th Armament  
Rappel, Stanley W. T/4 1825th Ord S&M Co LFW    
Rasch, George H. Cpl 578th SO#27, 29Apr43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic  
Ratcliff, Rece Pvt 576th SO#139, 22Jul44 Finished TD with 1287th MPs and returned to 576th.Per SO#185, 11Sep44, MOS change from 521 to 590.Per SO#275, 27Dec44, Capt Wipfler and 1/Lt Mommer appointed to investigate the damage to civilian property on 19Nov44 by Pvt Ratcliff and determine if he should be held liable for the damage.07041307  
Rauth, Charles A. Cpl 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Ray, James M. Cpl 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Ray, James R. Pfc 576th Capt Levell's roster Munitions Worker  
Ray, Raymond H. Sgt 577th 392, 3Mar44 Automotive Equipment Operator  
Ray, Walter R. Pvt 579th SO#21, 20Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer  
Reagan, Lee O. Pfc GP HQ SO#29, 6Feb45 assigned; MOS 521.Per SO#80, 10Apr45, MOS change from 521 to 590.Awarded Good Conduct Medal per GO#2, 27Apr45.  
Reasoner, R. Sgt 576th LFW Baker  
Reathley, Dick N. T/Sgt 1825th Ord S&M Co LFW    
Reausaw Jr, Fred M. S/Sgt 577th 392, 21Jul44 placed on indefinite TD with Det "A" 1287th MP Co (Avn).Perhaps had finished combat tour.  
Rebok, Jack C. Pvt 576th SO#9, 29Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic.Per Capt Levell's roster, 576th Ground Crew #1, "A" Flight. Meeker and Robok 1   Meeker and Robok 2
Recs, Ira C. Pfc Gp HQ SO#67, 24Mar45 assigned; MOS 055.  
Reddell, Marshall W. Pfc 1217th QM Svc Gp LFW 1217th QM Co 1217th QM Co (AVN), May 1994 NEWS
Reece, Clyde E. Cpl 577th SO#27, 29Apr43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic  
Reed, Burwin Lt 578th LFW Per LFW, 578th Gunnery Officer  
Reed, Edwin Capt Gp Hq 392, 3Mar44 Group Photo Interpreter, later moved to 2BD HQ. Grage,Reed,Alexander,Hunt   Individual Photo
Reed, Lloyd H. 1/Lt 576th and 579th 392, 3Mar44    
Reese, Clyde E. Cpl 578th 392, 3Mar44 Airplane & Engine Mechanic  
Reeve Jr, John E. Pfc 576th SO#11, 1Apr43 MOS 683 = Bombsight Mechanic (Sperry)  
Refsal, Floyd W. Pfc 1287th MP Co Det A LFW    
Regan, John C. Cpl 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Reicks, Walter H. Cpl 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Reid Jr, William J. S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW Per LFW, he worked on behalf of 10thStaCompSq for American Red Cross Christmas party for local orphanages and schools  
Reid, James R. Pfc 576th SO#20, 16Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer  
Reid, Jr, William J. S/Sgt 403d Hq & Base Serve Sq ASG 392, 20Apr45 MOS changed from 566 Duty NCO to 502 Administrative NCO  
Reif, Harold R. Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Reinhard, Frank E. Sgt 577th 577 roster 2May45    
Reish, William M. S/Sgt 576th Capt Levell's roster MOS 504.Per Capt Levell's roster, 576th Ordnance Asst Section Chief  
Reiter, Andrew A. Sgt Gp Hq SO#4, 21Mar43 MOS 501 = Admin and Tech Clerk  
Remeur, Robert J. Sgt 578th 392, 3Mar44 Airplane and Engine Mechanic  
Remfrey, Curt M. Capt Gp Hp   Station Ordnance Officer  
Remkus, Clarence W. Cpl 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 Photo Lab Tech Photographic Section; Photographic Section #2; Photographic Section #3;
Repsher, Floridon A. Pfc 577th 577 roster 2May45    
Reshke, Albert H. Pvt 579th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 521 = Airman Basic  
Revard, Lowell A. Pfc 577th SO#17, 10Apr43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic  
Revetta, Frank J. Pvt Gp Hq and 2101st FF Pl 392, 24Mar44 MOS 590, Laborer  
Reyna, Maximo Pvt 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Reynerson, Luther S. Pfc 578th SO#28, 1Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic  
Reynolds Cpl 576th LFW Cook  
Reynolds S/Sgt 576th Capt Levell's roster 576th Crew Chief #44-510528.576th Ground Crew #5, "C" Flight  
Reynolds, Charlie L. T/Sgt 806th Chem Co. SO#167, 22Aug44 Per SO#10, 12Jan45, TD for rocket launcher and grenade launcher course.  
Reynolds, Chester W. Cpl 577th 577 roster 2May45    
Reynolds, Daniel W. 2/Lt 576th SO#144, 27Jul44 appointed Asst Sta Trans Officer.Per SO#140, 23Jul44, transferred to 576th from 231st Station Hospital.  
Reynolds, John Pfc 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 Orderly  
Rhodes Jr. George T. 2/Lt 577th 392, 7May43 Per LFW, Asst Sq Intelligence Officer  
Ribar, Emil J. Pfc 10thStaCompSq LFW Awarded Soldier's Medal for heroic actions 5Dec43.  
Rice, Paul L. Sgt 576th 392, 3Mar44 Cryptographer (Code Compiler)  
Richards, Joseph Pvt 577th SO#17, 10Apr43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic  
Richards, Lewis H. Pfc 578th SO#11, 1Apr43 MOS 683 = Bombsight Mechanic (Sperry)  
Richards, William H. Sgt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 578th Tech Supply Clerk.In Fall 89 2ADA Journal, he was called "the top notch tech supply Senior Sergeant" of the 578th BS. 578th Tech Supply
Richardson, Theodore R. Pvt 577th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic  
Richler, Melvin W. Pvt 579th SO#9, 29Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic  
Riddle, Richard E. 1/Lt 576th LFW 576th Sq Engineering Officer  
Riehl Jr, Jacob J. T/5 2101st FF Pl LFW Per LFW, went to Sta #158 on 20 Dec44 to pick up the CARDOX crash-fire truck for the Sta  
Rietberg, Benjamin A. Cpl 577th 577 roster 2May45    
Rietschol, Edward C. Pvt 579th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 555 = Aircraft Sheet Metal Worker  
Rifkin, Paul N. Cpl 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Riggs Jr, Clarence M. Pvt 577th SO#11, 1Apr43 MOS 050 = Carpenter (Construction)  
Rigsbee, Paul N. Pvt 579th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic  
Riha, Emil F. Capt Gp Hq LFW Sta Dental Surgeon 392nd Staff Officers 3May45   Hospital Staff, 20 Feb 1944   Officers   Riha and Cole
Riley, Harry E. Pvt 577th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 929 = Automotive Equipment Operator  
Rinaldi, John Pvt 577th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 521 = Airman Basic  
Riojas, Cayetano Pvt 579th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 521 = Airman Basic  
Riopko Sgt 576th Capt Levell's roster 576th Ground Crew #3, "A" Flight  
Risewick, John F. Jr. Cpl 578th SO#91, 26Apr45 assigned, MOS 853  
Risler, Arthur W. Pvt 577th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 555 = Aircraft Sheet Metal Worker  
Risley, Loyal C. Pfc 579th SO#19, 14Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer  
Ritland, Theodore Cpl 579th SO#3, 19Mar43 579th crew chief  
Ritter   Photographic Section #2
Ritter, Gilbert W. Pfc 576th SO#186, 12Sep44 MOS change from 521 to 055.Per SO#214, 13Oct44, TD from 4576th to GPHQ.  
Rigginger, Leo M. Pvt 579th SO#6, 23Mar43 MOS 501 = Admin and Tech Clerk  
Rix, Christopher B. Pfc 576th SO#6, 23Mar43 MOS 501 = Admin and Tech Clerk  
Rizzo, Salvatore R. Sgt 579th SO#51, 1Oct43    
Robbins, Leon T/5 guard, Det A, 1287th MP Co (Avn), 392, 9Feb44    
Roberson, Artie B. Pvt 10thStaCompSq 392, 17Mar44    
Roberts, Julian H. 2/Lt 576th and 577th SO#20, 16Apr43    
Roberts, Marvin J. S/Sgt   SO#10, 29Mar43    
Roberts, William L. Capt 10th StaCompSq., Gp HQ LFW; 10th SCS history Was the 10th SCS Adjutant and Historical officer until 2 April 1944, when he was transferred to Group HQ and became the Group Equipment Officer. Individual Photo   Roberts and Bambauer   Schildknecht and Roberts
Robertson, Darwin R. S/Sgt 576th SO#41, 22Feb45 TD to sighting and harmonization course  
Robins, Donald H. 2/Lt 576th LFW 576th Sq Personal Equipment Officer 576th Sqdn Officers #2   Ground Officers Mess
Robinson, Jess W. Pfc 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Robinson, Richard A. S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Robinson, Robert M. Capt Gp Hq LFW Gp Statistical Officer  
Robson, George I. S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Rodgers, Frederick V. Cpl 579th SO#27, 29Apr43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic 579th ground crew going on a pass
Roe Jr, Alexander Pvt 465th Sub-Depot      
Roe, Warren C. Cpl 465th Sub Depot 465th Sub Depot history MOS 932 = Special Vehicle Operator. With the Crash Crew. Was selected for transfer to Infantry Reinforcement Training in Feb 1945 465th Sub Depot photo #2
Roehler, Fred C. Jr. Cpl 579th SO#43, 25Feb45 assigned; MOS 867.Awarded Good Conduct Medal per GO#2, 27Apr45, GpHQ.  
Rogers, John C. Pfc 579th SO#17, 10Apr43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic  
Rohrbaugh, Guy M. Pfc 10th SCS SO#78, 18Nov43 Per SO#152, 5Aug44, MOS change from 521 to 590.Per SO#225, 28Oct44, MOS change from 590 to 677. Per SO#39, 20Feb45, transferred to 12th Reinf Depot for transfer to infantry,MOS 677.  
Rojo, Martin V. Pvt 577th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 521 = Airman Basic  
Rolke, Albert W. Sgt 576th SO#28, 18Feb44 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer  
Rollin, Arnold W. Sgt 576th SO#30, 22Feb44 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer  
Rollins, G.M. Cpl 577th SO#19, 14Apr43    
Romo, Marcelo Q. Cpl 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Romska Ernest A., Jr. 1/Lt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 578th Personal Equipment Officer; per LFW, 578th EM Combat Mess Officer. Individual Photo
Rooff, Harold W. M/Sgt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 578th Asst Line Chief.Per LFW, he devised an emergency brake system for the B-24 that ground checked in excellent fashion.  
Roop, William A. Pvt 579th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 555 = Aircraft Sheet Metal Worker  
Root, Harvey L. Pvt 579th SO#19, 14Apr43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic  
Root, Leslie L. Jr. Pfc 577th 577 roster 2May45 Airplane and Engine Mechanic Individual Photo
Rosanio, James N. Pvt 576th and 578th SO#6, 23Mar43 MOS 521 =Airman Basic.Per 578th roster 5Aug44, was a Medic.  
Rosavak, Herman 2/Lt 578th and 577th SO#28, 1Mar43    
Rose, Domenic Cpl 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Rose, Aaron L. Cpl 576th SO#9, 29Mar43 MOS 501 = Admin and Tech Clerk  
Rose, O. Pvt 576th LFW Cook  
Rosen, Isaac Cpl 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Rosenfeld, Carl B. T/Sgt 577th SO#51, 1Oct43    
Rosenthal, Edward Pfc 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 578th KP  
Rosenthal, Edward B. Pfc 577th SO#21, 20Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer  
Ross, Elvin R. Pfc 1287th MP Co Det A LFW    
Ross, Gene R. Pvt 576th SO#41, 12Mar44 transferred to Disciplinary Training Center #4 per SCMO #17, 392nd, 4Mar44  
Ross, Joseph R. Pvt 579th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 945 = Photo Lab Technician Vivian, Ross, Geary, Holloman
Rossi, Fred Sgt 403d Hq & Base Serve Sq ASG 392, 20Apr45 MOS changed from 552, Control Tower Operator to 822, Utilities NCO.Per LFW, assigned to 10thStaComp  
Rossiter, Albert E. Capt 2101st FF Pl LFW Station Fire Marshall Crash Crew 10Mar44
Roti, Dominick A. Pfc 576th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 060 = Cook  
Rounsavail, Garland E. Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Rowe, Junius M. Pvt 578th SO#11, 1Apr43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic.Per 578th roster 5Aug44, he was the 578th C&B Clerk. Rowe and Bambauer
Rowe, Robert F. Cpl 465th Sub Depot 465th Sub Depot history MOS 932 = Special Vehicle Operator. Was in the Transportation shack when it was hit by an RAF A-20. Was in the Crash Crew 465th Sub Depot photo #2
Rowe, William H. Pvt 579th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 521 = Airman Basic  
Rowean, Joseph P. Pfc 578th SO#19, 14Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer 578th Sqdn Armament Section
Rozgonyi, Andrew J. Pvt 577th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 678 = Power Turret Gunsight (Sperry); Airplane Armorer  
Rubin, David S. 1/Lt 1217th QM Svc Gp LFW Asst Sq QM Off.Per May94 News, "was shipped to the ETO with the 9th Air Force, but somehow the 8th got him and wouldn't let him go.He arrived at Wendling on Dec. 16, 1943.He was the assistant base Quartermaster at Wendling and later transferred to the 44th at Shipdham." 1217th QM Co (AVN), May 1994 NEWS   Individual photo
Rugh, Curtin G. Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Ruiz, Henry A. Pvt 577th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 521 = Airman Basic  
Ruiz, Jesus D. Pvt 579th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 521 = Airman Basic  
Rumbold, Chester E. S/Sgt 577th 392, 3Mar44   Individual photo   Individual photo
Rumery, Donald P. Pfc 1217th QM Svc Gp LFW 1217th QM Co 1217th QM Co (AVN), May 1994 NEWS
Rupard, Thomas A. S/Sgt 578th 392, 3Mar44 Radio Mechanicanic, AAF.Per 578th roster 5Aug44, was Radio Mechanic 578th Sqdn Communications Section
Rush, James P. Pvt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 Truck Driver  
Rusling, Oliver W. (CWS) 1/Lt 806th Cml Co Det A 392, 24Mar44 Sta Chemical Officer 392nd Staff Officers 3May45   Rusling and Dye
Russell, Robert K. (CWS) 1/Lt 867th Cml Co Det A 392, 19Nov44    
Ryan, Kenneth J. Pvt 577th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 555 = Aircraft Sheet Metal Worker  
Ryan, Martin J. Pvt 579th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 060 = Cook  
Rye, Joe J. Pfc 578th SO#28, 1Mar43 MOS 928 = Automotive Equipment Mechanic  



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