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

Name Rank Unit Comments Photo
Rabenburg, Victor N. Pfc 578th Admin & Technical Clerk
Raichelson, David Pfc 579th MOS 501 = Admin and Tech Clerk
Raifsnyder, James H. Pfc 578th MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer
Rackham, James R. Pvt 579th MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic - 579th ground crew going on a pass
Radcliff, Raul R. Cpl 10thStaCompSq  
Radice, Angelo Pvt 578th MOS 521 = Airman Basic.Per 578th roster 5Aug44, was a Truck Driver.
Rae, James C. Jr. Sgt 576th  
Rakoski Sgt 576th Instrument Spec.
Ralph, Grover E. Pvt Gp Hq and 10thStaCompSq Airman Basic
Ralston, Sam Pfc Gp Hq and 579th MOS 405 = Intelligence Clerk - S-2 Staff   SSgt Sam Ralston 1943
Ramey, Donald A. Pvt 577th MOS 060 = Cook
Ramirez, J. Pvt 576th Aircraft Armorer
Ramirez, Jesus G. Pvt 579th MOS 521 = Airman Basic
Ramirez, Joe S. Pfc 577th  
Ramirez, Justo Pfc 576th  
Ramos, Marshall M. Pvt 579th MOS 929 = Automotive Equipment Operator
Ramsburg, John H. S/Sgt 579th transferred from 579th to 1217th MPs.Per SO#212, 11Oct44, moved from MPs to 579th.
Ramsey, Day F. Pvt 579th assigned, MOS 014
Ramsey, Donald A. Cpl 577th Cook
Ramweiler, Herbert C. S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq  
Ranco, Alexander J. Pvt 806th Chem Co. Awarded the Good Conduct Medal.
Randall, Raymond H. Pvt 579th MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic
Ranta, William H. Sgt 576th 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  
Rasch, George H. Cpl 578th MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic
Ratcliff, Rece Pvt 576th 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  
Ray, James M. Cpl 10thStaCompSq  
Ray, James R. Pfc 576th Munitions Worker
Ray, Raymond H. Sgt 577th Automotive Equipment Operator
Ray, Walter R. Pvt 579th MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer
Reagan, Lee O. Pfc GP HQ 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 Baker
Reathley, Dick N. T/Sgt 1825th Ord S&M Co  
Reausaw Jr, Fred M. S/Sgt 577th placed on indefinite TD with Det "A" 1287th MP Co (Avn).Perhaps had finished combat tour.
Rebok, Jack C. Pvt 576th 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 assigned; MOS 055.
Reddell, Marshall W. Pfc 1217th QM Svc Gp 1217th QM Co - 1217th-QM-Co-AVN-May-1994 NEWS
Reece, Clyde E. Cpl 577th MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic
Reed, Burwin Lt 578th Per LFW, 578th Gunnery Officer
Reed, Edwin Capt Gp Hq Group Photo Interpreter, later moved to 2BD HQ. - Grage,Reed,Alexander,Hunt   Individual Photo
Reed, Lloyd H. 1/Lt 576th and 579th  
Reese, Clyde E. Cpl 578th Airplane & Engine Mechanic
Reeve Jr, John E. Pfc 576th MOS 683 = Bombsight Mechanic (Sperry)
Refsal, Floyd W. Pfc 1287th MP Co Det A  
Regan, John C. Cpl 10thStaCompSq  
Reicks, Walter H. Cpl 10thStaCompSq  
Reid Jr, William J. S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq Per LFW, he worked on behalf of 10thStaCompSq for American Red Cross Christmas party for local orphanages and schools
Reid, James R. Pfc 576th MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer
Reid, Jr, William J. S/Sgt 403d Hq & Base Serve Sq ASG MOS changed from 566 Duty NCO to 502 Administrative NCO
Reif, Harold R. Sgt 10thStaCompSq  
Reinhard, Frank E. Sgt 577th  
Reish, William M. S/Sgt 576th MOS 504.Per Capt Levell's roster, 576th Ordnance Asst Section Chief
Reiter, Andrew A. Sgt Gp Hq MOS 501 = Admin and Tech Clerk
Remeur, Robert J. Sgt 578th Airplane and Engine Mechanic
Remfrey, Curt M. Capt Gp Hp Station Ordnance Officer
Remkus, Clarence W. Cpl 578th Photo Lab Tech - Photographic Section; Photographic Section #2; Photographic Section #3;
Repsher, Floridon A. Pfc 577th  
Reshke, Albert H. Pvt 579th MOS 521 = Airman Basic
Revard, Lowell A. Pfc 577th MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic
Revetta, Frank J. Pvt Gp Hq and 2101st FF Pl MOS 590, Laborer
Reyna, Maximo Pvt 10thStaCompSq  
Reynerson, Luther S. Pfc 578th MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic
Reynolds Cpl 576th Cook
Reynolds S/Sgt 576th 576th Crew Chief #44-510528.576th Ground Crew #5, "C" Flight
Reynolds, Charlie L. T/Sgt 806th Chem Co. Per SO#10, 12Jan45, TD for rocket launcher and grenade launcher course.
Reynolds, Chester W. Cpl 577th  
Reynolds, Daniel W. 2/Lt 576th appointed Asst Sta Trans Officer.Per SO#140, 23Jul44, transferred to 576th from 231st Station Hospital.
Reynolds, John Pfc 578th Orderly
Rhodes Jr. George T. 2/Lt 577th Per LFW, Asst Sq Intelligence Officer
Ribar, Emil J. Pfc 10thStaCompSq Awarded Soldier's Medal for heroic actions 5Dec43.
Rice, Paul L. Sgt 576th Cryptographer (Code Compiler)
Richards, Joseph Pvt 577th MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic
Richards, Lewis H. Pfc 578th MOS 683 = Bombsight Mechanic (Sperry)
Richards, William H. Sgt 578th 578th Tech Supply Clerk.In Fall 89 2ADA Journal, he was called "the top notch tech supply Senior Sergeant" of the 578th BS.
Richardson, Theodore R. Pvt 577th MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic
Richler, Melvin W. Pvt 579th MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic
Riddle, Richard E. 1/Lt 576th 576th Sq Engineering Officer
Riehl Jr, Jacob J. T/5 2101st FF Pl 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  
Rietschol, Edward C. Pvt 579th MOS 555 = Aircraft Sheet Metal Worker
Rifkin, Paul N. Cpl 10thStaCompSq  
Riggs Jr, Clarence M. Pvt 577th MOS 050 = Carpenter (Construction)
Rigsbee, Paul N. Pvt 579th MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic
Riha, Emil F. Capt Gp Hq Sta Dental Surgeon - 392nd Staff Officers 3May45   Hospital Staff, 20 Feb 1944   Officers   Riha and Cole
Riley, Harry E. Pvt 577th MOS 929 = Automotive Equipment Operator
Rinaldi, John Pvt 577th MOS 521 = Airman Basic
Riojas, Cayetano Pvt 579th MOS 521 = Airman Basic
Riopko Sgt 576th 576th Ground Crew #3, "A" Flight
Risewick, John F. Jr. Cpl 578th assigned, MOS 853
Risler, Arthur W. Pvt 577th MOS 555 = Aircraft Sheet Metal Worker
Risley, Loyal C. Pfc 579th MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer
Ritland, Theodore Cpl 579th 579th crew chief
Ritter   Photographic Section #2  
Ritter, Gilbert W. Pfc 576th MOS change from 521 to 055.Per SO#214, 13Oct44, TD from 4576th to GPHQ.
Rigginger, Leo M. Pvt 579th MOS 501 = Admin and Tech Clerk
Rix, Christopher B. Pfc 576th MOS 501 = Admin and Tech Clerk
Rizzo, Salvatore R. Sgt 579th  
Robbins, Leon T/5 guard, Det A, 1287th MP Co (Avn),  
Roberson, Artie B. Pvt 10thStaCompSq  
Roberts, Julian H. 2/Lt 576th and 577th  
Roberts, Marvin J. S/Sgt    
Roberts, William L. Capt 10th StaCompSq., Gp HQ 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 TD to sighting and harmonization course
Robins, Donald H. 2/Lt 576th 576th Sq Personal Equipment Officer - 576th Sqdn Officers #2   Ground Officers Mess
Robinson, Jess W. Pfc 10thStaCompSq  
Robinson, Richard A. S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq  
Robinson, Robert M. Capt Gp Hq Gp Statistical Officer
Robson, George I. S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq  
Rodgers, Frederick V. Cpl 579th 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 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 assigned; MOS 867.Awarded Good Conduct Medal per GO#2, 27Apr45, GpHQ.
Rogers, John C. Pfc 579th MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic
Rohrbaugh, Guy M. Pfc 10th SCS 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 MOS 521 = Airman Basic
Rolke, Albert W. Sgt 576th MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer
Rollin, Arnold W. Sgt 576th MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer
Rollins, G.M. Cpl 577th  
Romo, Marcelo Q. Cpl 10thStaCompSq  
Romska Ernest A., Jr. 1/Lt 578th 578th Personal Equipment Officer; per LFW, 578th EM Combat Mess Officer. - Individual Photo
Rooff, Harold W. M/Sgt 578th 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 MOS 555 = Aircraft Sheet Metal Worker
Root, Harvey L. Pvt 579th MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic
Root, Leslie L. Jr. Pfc 577th Airplane and Engine Mechanic - Individual Photo
Rosanio, James N. Pvt 576th and 578th MOS 521 =Airman Basic.Per 578th roster 5Aug44, was a Medic.
Rosavak, Herman 2/Lt 578th and 577th  
Rose, Domenic Cpl 10thStaCompSq  
Rose, Aaron L. Cpl 576th MOS 501 = Admin and Tech Clerk
Rose, O. Pvt 576th Cook
Rosen, Isaac Cpl 10thStaCompSq  
Rosenfeld, Carl B. T/Sgt 577th  
Rosenthal, Edward Pfc 578th 578th KP
Rosenthal, Edward B. Pfc 577th MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer
Ross, Elvin R. Pfc 1287th MP Co Det A  
Ross, Gene R. Pvt 576th transferred to Disciplinary Training Center #4 per SCMO #17, 392nd, 4Mar44
Ross, Joseph R. Pvt 579th MOS 945 = Photo Lab Technician - Vivian, Ross, Geary, Holloman
Rossi, Fred Sgt 403d Hq & Base Serve Sq ASG MOS changed from 552, Control Tower Operator to 822, Utilities NCO.Per LFW, assigned to 10thStaComp
Rossiter, Albert E. Capt 2101st FF Pl Station Fire Marshall - Crash Crew 10Mar44
Roti, Dominick A. Pfc 576th MOS 060 = Cook
Rounsavail, Garland E. Sgt 10thStaCompSq  
Rowe, Junius M. Pvt 578th 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 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 MOS 521 = Airman Basic
Rowean, Joseph P. Pfc 578th MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer - 578th Sqdn Armament Section
Rozgonyi, Andrew J. Pvt 577th MOS 678 = Power Turret Gunsight (Sperry); Airplane Armorer
Rubin, David S. 1/Lt 1217th QM Svc Gp 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  
Ruiz, Henry A. Pvt 577th MOS 521 = Airman Basic
Ruiz, Jesus D. Pvt 579th MOS 521 = Airman Basic
Rumbold, Chester E. S/Sgt 577th Individual photo   Individual photo
Rumery, Donald P. Pfc 1217th QM Svc Gp 1217th QM Co - 1217th-QM-Co-AVN-May-1994 NEWS
Rupard, Thomas A. S/Sgt 578th Radio Mechanicanic, AAF.Per 578th roster 5Aug44, was Radio Mechanic - 578th Sqdn Communications Section
Rush, James P. Pvt 578th Truck Driver
Rusling, Oliver W. (CWS) 1/Lt 806th Cml Co Det A Sta Chemical Officer - 392nd Staff Officers 3May45   Rusling and Dye
Russell, Robert K. (CWS) 1/Lt 867th Cml Co Det A  
Ryan, Kenneth J. Pvt 577th MOS 555 = Aircraft Sheet Metal Worker
Ryan, Martin J. Pvt 579th MOS 060 = Cook
Rye, Joe J. Pfc 578th MOS 928 = Automotive Equipment Mechanic