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


Name Rank Unit Source Comments Photo Location
Wackosski Jr, George Pvt 578th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 665 = Fuel Tank Repairman  
Waddams, Donovan J. Jr. Pvt 579th SO#19, 25Jan45 transferred to 12th Reinforcement Depot for transfer to infantry.39409762, MOS 747.Per SO#162, 15Aug44, MOS change from 521 to 747.  
Wakelee, Dean L. S/Sgt 577th 392, 21Jul44 Placed on indefinite Temporary Duty with 1287th MP Co Det A after finishing his combat tour  
Walias, Sebastian R. Pvt 579th SO#6, 23Mar43 MOS 256 = Welder  
Walker, Charles F. S/Sgt 577th 577 roster 2May45    
Wall, James W. LtCol 465th Sub-Depot LFW Sub-Depot Officer 392nd Staff Officers 3May45   465th SubDepot Personnel   Individual Photo
Wall, William J. Pfc Gp Hq SO#15, 7Apr43 MOS 405 = Intelligence Clerk Wall, Bremer, and Weiner
Wallace, Jimmy C. S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Wallace, William L.   579th      
Wallen, Joe L. Sgt 579th OO#1, 25May45 Flew to Bradley Field CT on 44-50545; MOS 511.  
Walsh, Orval J. Cpl 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Walter, Patrick J. Cpl 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Walters, Herbert F. 2/Lt 10thStaCompSq LFW Watch Officer  
Wand, Leo E. Cpl 10thStaCompSq and 2101st FF Pl 392, 13Apr44 MOS = Fire Fighter  
Wand, Richard S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Ward, Charles F. Pvt Gp Hq and 576th 392, 24Mar44 Airman Basic.Per 392 20Apr45, MOS changed from 590, Laborer, to 756, Radio Operator, AAF (Army Air Forces Radio Operator and Mechanic)  
Ware, William F. Pfc 578th SO#21, 20Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer.Per 578th roster 5Aug 44, MOS changed from 911 to 055, Clerk, General.Was a Supply Clerk. 578th Sqdn Armament Section
Warman, Crester C. M/Sgt 576th SO#19, 14Apr43    
Warmels, Marvin W. Cpl 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 Sheet Metal Worker  
Warner, George F. T/Sgt 579th SO#84, 1Dec43 Per SO#231, 3Nov44, atchd to 2BD and assigned to 389th BG for quarters, rats, and admin.MOS 750.  
Warner, Stanley E. Pvt 576th 8May45 Trolley mission CLL    
Warren, Harry L. Jr. M/Sgt 579th SO#90, 25Apr45 assigned, MOS 750  
Wasson,William L. Pfc 465th Sub-Depot LFW    
Wassum, John P. Pvt 579th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 555 = Aircraft Sheet Metal Worker  
Waterman, Charles M. Pfc 578th SO#27, 29Apr43 MOS 754 = Radio Mechanic, AAF 578th Sqdn Communications Section
Waters, Herman E. Pvt Gp Hq and 576th 392, 24Mar44 Airman Basic  
Watkins, Louis R. Pvt 577th SO#20, 16Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer  
Watson, Archie W. Cpl 10thStaCompSq 392, 17Mar44    
Watson, Harry S. Cpl 1287th MP Co Det A LFW    
Watts, John H. 1/Lt 10thStaCompSq LFW Flight Control Officer  
Watts, Warren K. Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Wayland, Leonard N. Sgt 578th 392, 28Jan44 Per 392nd orders 21Dec44, MOS changed from 862 (Radar Mechanic, IFF (LORAN) to 853, Radar Mechanic, Navigation 578th Sqdn Communications Section
Weaver, Charles M. Pvt 577th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 929 = Automotive Equipment Operator  
Weckerly, Vernon E. Pvt 577th SO#6, 23Mar43 MOS 931 = Heavy Automotive Equipment Operator  
Weckesser, Walter C. S/Sgt 579th   Electrician  
Wedekam, Kenneth C. Pfc 577th 392, 3Mar44 Cook  
Weeder, Rex D. Pfc 577th 577 roster 2May45   Football Team
Weible, Robert F. Pvt 578th SO#24, 25Apr43 MOS 504.Per 392nd orders 3Mar44, Munitions Worker  
Weighall, Franklyn D. M/Sgt 1217th QM Svc Gp LFW 1217th QM Co 1217th QM Co (AVN), May 1994 NEWS
Weilandich, Peter S. S/Sgt 465th Sub-Depot SO#1, 1Jan44 MOS 826 = Supply Technician 465th SubDepot Personnel
Weinke, Roger B. Pfc 577th 577 roster 2May45    
Weiner, Ernest         Wall, Bremer, and Weiner
Weinstein, M. Capt FD Disbursing O 392, 23Jan44    
Weir, David R. Pfc 577th SO#21, 20Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer  
Weis, John P. Pvt 578th SO#6, 23Mar43 MOS 931 = Heavy Automotive Equipment Operator  
Weisberg, Bernard J. Cpl 465th Sub Depot LFW MOS-555 Aircraft Sheetmetal Worker Individual photo
Weiss, Adelbert V. Cpl 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 578th RUO  
Weiss, John P. Sgt 578th 392, 3Mar44 Automotive Equipment Operator; per 392 orders 17Mar44, transferred to Det of Pts 231st Sta Hosp.  
Weiss, Samuel S/Sgt  
Weisz, Louis R. Pfc 576th SO#164, 18Aug44 MOS change from 521 to 590.  
Welch, Ernest L. Cpl 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Weller, Ivor L. Sgt 578th SO#3, 19Mar43 578th Crew Chief 42-109896 Goff & Weller   Orig. 578th Grnd Crew
Wells, Harold F. Sgt 465th Sub Depot 465th Sub Depot history Was selected for transfer to Infantry Reinforcement Training in Feb 1945 465th Sub Depot photo #1   465th SubDepot Personnel
Wells, James R. Pfc 1825th Ord S&M Co LFW    
Wells, Rayford T. Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Wells, Richard G. Pfc 10thStaCompSq 392, 17Mar44 Per 392nd orders 20Apr 45, was in 403rd Hq & Base Serv Sq ASG.MOS changed from 932, Special Vehicle Operator to 055, Clerk, General.  
Welsh, George R. Pvt 465th Sub-Depot LFW    
Welson, Lee J. Cpl 10thStaCompSq and 2074th Fin Det 392, 23Jan44 Clerk  
Wermuth, Frank G. Cpl 577th and 10thStaCompSq SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 665 = Fuel Tank Repairman  
Wermuth, Paul O. Sgt 577th OO#1, 28May45 Flew to Bradley Field CT on 42-51238; MOS 685.  
Werts, Arthur W. Pvt Gp Hq and 10thStaCompSq 392, 24Mar44 MOS 590 = Laborer  
Wesselman, John G. T/Sgt 1825th Ord S&M Co LFW    
West, William C. T/5 1825th Ord S&M Co LFW    
Westbrook, Joe LtCol 578th   Sq Gunnery Officer per Feb95 News  
Westendorf, Earl E. Pvt 577th SO#11, 1Apr43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic  
Westerberg, George E. Pfc 577th SO#21, 20Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer  
Wheeler, Lawrence E. Cpl 1217th QM Svc Gp LFW    
Wheeler, Robert P. Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Whelan, Walter C. 2/Lt 578th 392, 16Dec44 Per 578 roster 5Aug44, 578th Sqdn Asst Intelligence Officer  
Whisman, Clayton C. Sgt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 Airplane Mechanic Whisman, Barber, Ivey; Whisman & group; Windy City crew #1
Whitczak, Leonard T. S/Sgt 1825th Ord S&M Co LFW    
White, Albert E. Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW    
White, Claude A., Jr. T/Sgt 465th Sub-Depot LFW   465th Sub Depot photo #1   465th SubDepot Personnel
White, Edwin S. Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW    
White, Ernest W. Pvt 576th SO#27, 29Apr43 MOS 060 = Cook  
White, Frederick A. S/Sgt 577TH SO#259, 7Dec44 TD for Sighting and Harmonization School.  
White, J.   578th     578th Sqdn Armament Section
White, Luther W. 1/Lt Gp Hq SO#28, 1Mar43 Gp Photo Officer Individual Photo   392nd Staff Officers 3May45   Officers   Photographic Section
White, Stanley L. Pvt 576th SO#9, 29Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic.Per Feb96 News, was an aircraft inspector.  
White, William Pvt 577th SO#16, 9Apr43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic  
White, William A. Jr. Cpl 579th OO#1, 25May45 Flew to Bradley Field CT on 44-10495; MOS 747.  
Whitehead, Davis E. Cpl 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 578th Technical Supply Clerk 578th Ground Crewmen   578th Tech Supply
Whitley, Lawrence R. Cpl 1217th QM Svc Gp LFW 1217th QM Co 1217th QM Co (AVN), May 1994 NEWS
Whitley, Richard W. Cpl 577th 577 roster 2May45    
Whitlock, George E. Pvt 576th 392, 3Mar44 Airman Basic  
Whittle, Jack H. 1/Lt 576th LFW 576th Sq Ordnance Officer 576th Sqdn Officers #2   Ordnance Officeres 14 July 44
Whitworth, Thurston W. Pvt 577th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic  
Whritenour, Paul W. Pvt 576th SO#39, 9Mar44 MOS 620 = Parachute Rigger and Repairman.Per SO#193, 19Sep44, reduced to Pvt for cause.Per SO#59, 15Mar45, transferred to 2912th DTC per GCMO No. 20, 2BD, dtd 13Mar1945.  
Wichelman, Willared C. Cpl 579th SO#27, 29Apr43 MOS 686 = Airplane Instrument Mechanic, Specialist  
Wiebke, Donald W. S/Sgt 577th 577 roster 2May45    
Wiener, Ernest S/Sgt Gp Hq   Gp S-2 (Intelligence).Per Nov01 News, he was a native of Czechoslovakia and became a US citizen at Alamogordo before the 392nd left for overseas. Wall, Bremer and Wiener(fm Fall 89 2ADA Journal).
Wienske, Sigmund E. Cpl 577th SO#28, 18Feb44 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer  
Wilcox, Walter R. Pvt 576th SO#24, 25Apr43 MOS 504.Per 392nd orders 3Mar44, a Munitions Worker  
Wiford, Robert W. Pfc 579th SL#162, 15Aug44 MOS change from 521 to 901.  
Wiles, Eli B. Pfc 806th Chem Co GO#2, 27Apr45 Awarded the Good Conduct Medal.  
Wilhelm, William T. Cpl 578th SO#9, 15Jan44 transferred to Detachment of Patients, 77th Station Hospital  
Williams, Alfred A. Pfc 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Wilkins, Charles H. S/Sgt 576th SO#139, 22Jul44 Maj Daughtrey to investigate injuries received by Wilkins and his Line of Duty status.13010974  
Wilkins, Charlie H. Pfc 579th SO#88, 17May44 transferred to Detachment of Patients, 231st Station Hospital.34579598.Per SO#128, 8Jul44, assigned to GPHQ then 579th.MOS 521.Per SO#164, 18Aug44, MOS change from 521 to 590.  
Williams, Clayton H. Pvt Gp Hq and 2101st FF Pl 392, 24Mar44 Airman Basic  
Williams, Donald J. Pvt 10thStaCompSq and 2101st FF Pl 392, 13Apr44 MOS = Fire Fighter Crash Crew 10Mar44
Williams, George W. Pvt 576th SO#67, 23Apr44 MOS 521 = Airman Basic.33556972.Per SO#186, 12Sep44, MOS change from 521 to 650.  
Williams, Gerald B. 1/Lt 10th SCS; Gp HQ SO#148, 31Jul44 Per SO#128, 8Jul44, TD to Sta 101 to appear before CMB.Per SO#167, 22Aug44, transferred from Gp HQ to 10th SCS.  
Williams, Herbert D. Pfc 576th and 578th SO#4, 21Mar43 MOS 861 = Surgical Technician  
Williams, John T. Pfc 1825th Ord S&M Co LFW    
Williams, Richard F. S/Sgt   SO#10, 29Mar43    
Williams, Russell K. S/Sgt 576th SO28, 18Feb44 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer  
Williams, Thomas D. Pvt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 Airplane Mechanic  
Williamson, Alfred R. Pvt 577th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 060 = Cook.Per LFW, 577th Mess Sergeant  
Willis, George B. 1/Lt 1287th MP Co Det A LFW Asst Provost Marshall Individual photo
Willsea, Ralph W. Pfc 578th SO#21, 20Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer 578th Sqdn Armament Section   578th Armament
Wilson, Arthur Pfc 577th SO#21, 20Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer  
Wilson, James A. Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Wilson, Jim F. Cpl 578th SO#21, 20Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer 578th Sqdn Armament Section
Wilson, John W. Sgt 577th 577 roster 2May45    
Wilson, Lester C. T/Sgt 578th SO#90, 25Apr45 assigned, MOS 748  
Wilson, Robert C. 1/Lt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 578th Asst Engineering Officer  
Wiltrout, Raymond E. Sgt 576th SO#17, 10Apr43 576th Medical Section  
Wimberly Pfc 576th SO#16, 9Apr43 MOS 501 = Admin and Tech Clerk  
Windland, John W. 1/Sgt 577th First Sergeant    
Winfield, Daniel F. Pvt 577th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 239 = Teletypewriter Mechanic  
Wing, Sherwood O. Pvt 579th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic  
Winger, Ode Pvt 579th SO#4, 21Mar43 MOS 683 = Bombsight Mechanic  
Winkler, Edward J. Pvt 10thStaCompSq and 577th 392, 28Jan44    
Winkles, K.B. Pvt 1217th QM Svc Gp   1217th QM Co 1217th QM Co (AVN), May 1994 NEWS
Winland, John W.   577th      
Winters, Charles F. Pvt 577th SO#4, 21Mar43 MOS 683 = Bombsight Mechanic  
Wipfler, Leonard A. 1/Lt Gp Hq and 578th 392, 17Mar44 Gp Personnel Officer, Asst Adjutant, 578th Sq Adjutant Individual Photo
Wirth, Harry R. Cpl 1287th MP Co Det A LFW    
Wisnicwski, John J. Cpl 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Wloszek, Edwin B. Pvt 579th SO#24, 25Apr43 MOS 504  
Woder Sgt 579th     579th ground crew Sep 1980 2ADA Journal
Woder, Walter C. Pvt 577th SO#9, 29Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic  
Wolf, Howard M. Sgt 1825th Ord S&M Co LFW    
Wolfe, Irvin F. Cpl 578th SO#27, 29Apr43 MOS 686 = Airplane Instrument Mechanic, Specialist  
Wolfe, Linford G. S/Sgt   392, 28Jan44    
Wolfe, Pete J. S/Sgt 578th SO#259, 7Dec44 TD for sighting and harmonization school.Per SO#54, 9Mar45, 579th, MOS change from 611 to 612.  
Wolfinger, Raymond E. Pvt 577th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 620 = Parachute Rigger and Repairman  
Wolfson, Milton L. 2/Lt 579th LFW 579th Asst Sq Intelligence Officer  
Wood Jr., John T. Pfc 577th SO#21, 20Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer  
Wood, Edwin T. Capt 576th 392, 9Feb44 Asst Billeting Ofcr.Per Feb96 News, was first adjutant, then S-2 in 576th. 576th Sqdn Officers #1   576th Sqdn Officers #2
Wood, George J. Sgt Gp Hq 392, 14Aug44 MOS 867 = Radar Mechanic, Bombardment.Transferred from 44th BG.  
Wood, John T. S/Sgt 579th SO#49, 4Mar45 TD to Martin Turret maint. School.32447326  
Woodard, Lawrence E. Capt   578 roster 5Aug44 Flight Surgeon Hospital Staff, 20 Feb 1944   Individual Photo
Woodby, Eddie L. Pvt Gp Hq and 10thStaCompSq 392, 24Mar44 MOS 590 = Laborer  
Woodman Cpl 576th Capt Levell's roster Parachute Rigger  
Woodruff, Thomas R. Cpl 578th 392, 3Mar44 Admin & Technical Clerk  
Woodson, Roy M. Pvt 579th SO#11, 1Apr43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic  
Woodward, James C. Pfc 579th SO#22, 21Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer  
Worden Jr, Fredric E. Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Worman, Harry L. Cpl 577th   On Detty's ground crew, maintained YMCA Flying Service  
Wos, Edward A. Pvt 1217th QM Svc Gp LFW    
Woyden, Edward L. Pvt 577th SO#24, 25Apr43 MOS 504 Football Team
Woytkowski, Henry F. Cpl 10th SCS SO#84, 1Dec43    
Wozniak, Stephen A. Pvt 577th SO#11, 1Apr43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic  
Wray, Walter E. Sgt 578th SO#6, 10Jan44 sent TD to 52nd Fighter Control Sq  
Wright   Photographic Section #2
Wright, John L. Pfc 578th SO#20, 16Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer  
Wright, Paul L. T/Sgt Gp Hq SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 890 = Photo Interpreter E. Dereham 1943   Individual Photo
Wrigley, John F. Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW    
Wullschleger, Richard D. Pfc 1217th QM Svc Gp   1217th QM Co 1217th QM Co (AVN), May 1994 NEWS
Wyllie, James D. Sgt 579th SO#21, 20Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer.According to the Report of Aircraft Accidend, he received severe lacerations on his scalp and cheek and lost his left middle finger during the aircraft fire on 5 dec43.  



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