SUPPORT & GROUND CREW LIST OF THE 392ND BOMB GROUP

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THE FOLLOWING IS OUR CURRENT LIST OF GROUP & SUPPORT CREW WITH LAST NAMES STARTING WITH "K"
Additional selections can be found at the bottom of this page.

Name Rank Unit Comments Photo
Kabot, Cash A. Pvt 576th MOS 521 = Airman Basic
Kadysewski, A. T/Sgt    
Kagan, Irving Pfc 10thStaCompSq  
Kaiser, Lewis D. S/Sgt    
Kakas, John D. Pfc 576th Munitions Worker
Kalchultz, Charles A. Pvt 578th MOS 504.Per Capt Levell's roster, 576th Ordnance Section Crew Chief - Football Team
Kale Jr, Russell H. Pvt 576th MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic
Kalina, Francis W. Pvt 578th MOS 060 = Cook
Kallas, John J. Pvt 578th MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic - Miss Minnie Ground crew
Kalschultz, Charles A. T/Sgt 578th and 1825th Ord S&M Co SO#24, 25Apr43 MOS 504; per Capt Levell's roster, 576th Ordnance Section Crew Chief. Was transferred to the 1825th Ordnance Co. per SO#70, 27Apr44. Was on 392nd's football team. - 1825th Ordnance Personnel #1   Bicycles
Kaminski, Zigmund T. S/Sgt 465th Sub-Depot MOS 826 = Supply technician, AAF - 465th Sub Depot photo #1   465th SubDepot Personnel   Cletracs Basketball Team 1944
Kania, Walter Pvt 578th MOS 256 = Welder
Kapchuk, Marty T/Sgt 10thStaCompSq  
Kaplan, Jacob A. Sgt 1287th MP Co Det A  
Kaplan, Norman R. Pfc 578th Telephone Operator
Kappeler, John E. Pvt 576th MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic.Per Capt Levell's roster 576th Ground Crew #2, "C" Flight.Per Nov 1993 News, took care of 42-50387, Birdie Schmidt. - Birdie Schmidt & Ground Crew
Kasavan, Herman M. 2/Lt 579th  
Kasparek, Charles W. Pvt 579th MOS 239 = Teletypewriter Mechanic
Kasparek, Charles W. Sgt 579th  
Karls M/Sgt 579th 579th Flight Chief
Karnbach, Albert J. Pfc 578th Armorer
Karp, Iving A. Cpl 578th 578th Mess hall stock room
Kates, Charles D. Pfc 577th  
Kath, Lawrence O. S/Sgt 576th  
Katula, R. Sgt   Football Team
Katz, Isadore T/5 867th Chem CO. MOS change from 822 to 835.
Kaufman, Alton W. Sgt 578th Radio Mechanic - 578th Sqdn Communications Section
Kaufman, Alton W. Cpl 578th MOS 552 = Control Tower Operator
Kay, John S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq;Capt Levell's roster 576th Ground Crew #5, "C" Flight - Individual Photo
Kay, William D. Cpl 576th reduced to Pvt for cause. 11114492
Kaylor, Allen R. Cpl 10thStaCompSq  
Kayser, Byron R. Sgt 577th Mess Sergeant
Keach, Cecil E. Pfc 10thStaCompSq  
Kearse, William M. Pvt 577th MOS 521 = Airman Basic; in 577th Ordnance
Keathley, Dick N. T/5 1825th Ord S&M Co Ordnance Section Chief -   Bicycles
Keck Jr, Harry L. S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq  
Keck, Kenneth A. Sgt 10thStaCompSq  
Keehn, Martin F. Pvt 576th assigned; MOS 590.Per SO#259, 7Dec44, placed on duty requiring regular and frequent aerial flights.36010102.Per SO331, 9Feb45, MOS change from 590 to 538.
Keen, Harold J. Sgt 577th  
Keenan, Edward J. Pfc 576th MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer
Keeney, Thomas E. Sgt 578th and 579th MOS 895.Per 392 20Apr45, MOS changed from 860 to 852, Radar Mechanic, RCM.
Kehoe, James T. Pfc 576th MOS 902 = Weapons Mechanic, Aircraft.Per 392nd orders 3Mar44, was Ammunition NCO
Keller, Louis R. Pvt 1217th QM Svc Gp 1217th QM Co - 1217th-QM-Co-AVN-May-1994 NEWS
Kelly, Archie B. Sgt 579th MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic
Kelly, Bennie B. Pvt 578th Cook
Kelly, Bruce S. Pfc 578th and Gp Hq  
Kelly, Edgar Cpl Gp Hq MOS 867 = Radar Mechanic, Bombardment
Kelly, James F. S/Sgt 1825th Ord S&M Co  
Kelly, John J. Pfc 579th MOS 902 = Weapons Mechanic, Aircraft
Kelly, Leonard P. Pfc 10thStaCompSq  
Kelly, Raymond W. Pfc 577th MOS 902 = Weapons Mechanic, Aircraft
Kent, George W. M/Sgt 578th 578th Crew Chief.Per LFW, awarded Bronze Star in Feb45. - Orig. 578th Grnd Crew   Carrying flag at Alamogordo
Kent, Taylor G. S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq  
KenworthyJr, George W. Pfc 579th MOS 902 = Weapons Mechanic, Aircraft
Kenyon, Frank H. 1/Sgt SO#1, 1Mar43  
Kenyon, Graeme T. Sgt 578th  
Kerch, C. Pfc 10thStaCompSq Cook
Kervan   576th 576th in 1943
Keslosky, Nick Cpl 576th MOS 686 = Airplane Instrument Mechanic, Specialist
Ketterer, Charles Sgt 576th Per Cap Levell's roster, was a specialist in the 576th's Refueling Unit.
Keys, Howard K. Pfc 578th MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer - 578th Sqdn Armament Section
Khoury, Buddy S/Sgt 578th MOS 806 = Code Clerk.578th Site 4 NCO; per LFW, Cryp - 578th Sqdn Communications Section   Individual Photo
Kiefer, Wesley S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq  
Kieffer, Ralph W.   578th and 579th  
Killough, Leonard G. S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq Cletracs Basketball Team 1944
Kilroy, Brandon R. S/Sgt 578th Armorer - 578th Armament
King, Carroll W. Pvt 578th MOS 747 =Airplane and Engine Mechanic.578th Crew Chief
King, Henry M. Pfc 10thStaCompSq  
King, Lloyd F. Sgt 10thStaCompSq  
King, Thomas J. M/Sgt Gp Hq MOS 529= Wrecker Crewman or Operator
Kinney, Albert Pvt 576th MOS 552 = Control Tower Operator
Kinney, James L. M/Sgt 576th Per LFW, he was 576th Line Chief and departed for USA in Sep44.Was awarded the DFC and Soldier's Medal. - Getting DFC from Gen Johnson   Ramp Rooster
Kirk, Raymond Pvt 10th SCS Awarded the Good Conduct Medal.Per SO#152, 5Aug44, MOS change from 521 to 590. - Casalone, Kirk, Nash
Kirkpatrick Cpl 576th 576th Refueling Unit
Kirol, John S/Sgt 577th MOS change from 611 to 612.
Kirschke, Lloyd F. Pvt Gp Hq MOS 824 = Mess Sergeant
Kirst, Wilbur E. Sgt 10thStaCompSq  
Kitchen, Conley Pvt 1287th MPs transferred to 12th Reinf Depot for transfer to infantry; MOS 677
Kjelshus, John Cpl 579th 579th ground crew Sep 1980 2ADA Journal
Kleckner, Kenneth H. Pfc 10thStaCompSq and 2101st FF Pl MOS = Fire Fighter - Crash Crew 10Mar44
Klein, Walter A. Sgt 10thStaCompSq  
Klempner, Jack Sgt 1217th QM Svc Gp  
Kline, Edward A. Pvt 576th MOS 239 = Teletypewriter Mechanic.Per 392nd orders 3Mar44, was a Cryptographer (Code Compiler).
Kline, Horace Sgt 578th 578th Flight Chief - Individual Photo     Orig. 578th Grnd Crew
Knettel, Gerald A. Cpl 577th  
Knilans, Richard S. Pfc 1217th QM Svc Gp  
Knipe, Arthur H., Jr. Cpl 578th Crew Chief - Orig. 578th Grnd Crew   A.M. Roberts crew   Individual Photo with "Ford's Folly 42-7466
Knox, Ralph V. Pvt 579th MOS 931 = Heavy Automotive Equipment Operator
Koboskie, Edward Cpl 578th Munitions Worker
Kobylarz, John F. S/Sgt 465th Sub-Depot 465th Sub Depot Section Chiefs
Kocevar, John L. Sgt 578th 578th Power Turret & Cnst Mechanic.Per LFW, Power Turret Specialist - 578th Sqdn Armament Section   Waiting for Planes to Return   578th turret Section
Kolek, Stanley V. Pfc 10th SCS Per SO#39, 20Feb45, transferred to 12th Reinf Depot for transfer to infantry,MOS 605.Per GO#3, 30May44, awarded the Good Conduct Medal.Per SO#174, 30Aug44, MOS change from 603 to 605.
Koon, Aubrey D. Pfc 577th  
Koracin, Frank A. S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq  
Koroluck, Stephen Pvt 579th Flew to Bradley Field CT on 42-50390, MOS 590.
Kory, Adam E. Pfc 579th  
Korzun, Frank A. Pvt 577th MOS change from 677 to 590.36035833.Per SO#19, 25Jan45, transferred to 12th Reinforcement Depot for transfer to infantry.MOS 590
Kostrowski, John S. Sgt 576th Cook
Kotsifakis, Pete G. Cpl 579th Was in the Avionics/Radio Support section. Was awarded the Bronze Star for his work with the Signal Corps on the Radio Bomb Release, which significantly improved bombing accuracy.
Kotula, Robert Pvt 576th MOS 665 = Fuel Tank Repairman.Per Capt Levell's roster, 576th Ground Crew #1, "C" Flight.
Kovero, Wayne V. Sgt 579th MOS change from 521 to 678.Flew to Bradley Field CT on 44-50505 per OO#1, 25May45; MOS 678.
Kowers, Wayne Pvt 579th TD for Sperry Ball Tur Maint school
Koza, Harold J. Pfc 577th MOS 501 = Admin and Tech Clerk
Kozankiewicz, Walter A. T/5 1825th Ord S&M Co  
Kozlowski, Paul R. S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq  
Kraft, Philip M. Cpl 577th  
Kraftsow, Morton Capt 867th Chem Co.  
Krahmer, Emory L. Cpl 579th MOS 683=Bombsight Mechanic.Per SO#22, 4Feb44, TD for 4-wk course in Honeywell AFCE and Norden bombsight maintenance.
Kralowec Jr, George I. Pvt Gp Hq MOS 945 = Photo Lab Technician
Kraska, Stanley F. Pvt 577th MOS 521 = Airman Basic
Kreisman, Irving 2/Lt 10thStaCompSq Asst Flying Control Officer; also Flight Control Officer
Krell, Harvey M. Cpl 577th  
Krenn, Edwin W. Pfc 577th transferred to 12th Reinf Depot for transfer to infantry; MOS 055
Kreska, Stanley F. Pvt 577th MOS change from 521 to 590.
Kruse, Harry C. Pvt 578th Airplane Mechanic.Per Nov94 News, GI Jane was one of his ships.He arrived at Wendling in Mar1944. - Individual Photo
Kuc, Edward A. Pfc 577th MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer
Kuhn, William A. Pfc 579th MOS change from 521 to 055
Kulesa, Edward S. Pfc 578th Radio Mechanic - 578th Sqdn Communications Section
Kulko, John J. T/5 1287th MP Co Det A  
Kunkel, Albert F. Pfc 2101st FF Pl  
Kunnecke, James H. Pvt 576th 576th Turret Section; he was called the "Duke A Paducka" and was in Armament
Kuntsler, Andrew K. S/Sgt 465th Sub-Depot  
Kurowski, Frank N. Cpl 577th  
Kus, Stanley Cpl 1287th MP Co Det A  
Kushner, Michael (NMI) Cpl 577th Lucash, Moro, Kushner   Individual Photo
Kuusela, Lawrence E. Pvt 1287th MP Co Det A  
Kwasny, Edward P. S/Sgt 867th Chem CO. Reduced to Pvt without prejudice.
Kyle, Oliver S. Pvt 576th MOS 931 = Heavy Automotive Equipment Operator.Per Capt Levell's roster, he was in the 576th Refueling Unit.
Kyle, Robbie F. Pvt 577th MOS 345 = Ordnance Light Truck Driver