392nd Bomb Group

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 "F"
Additional selections can be found at the bottom of this page.
 
Name Rank Unit Comments Photo
Fackender, John R. Pvt 579th and 576th MOS 501 = Admin and Tech Clerk
Fagan, James E. S/Sgt 577th xferred fm 577th to 10thSCS
Fagan, John E. S/Sgt 10th SCS p3: on 3Apr44, Fagan "ex combat man grounded for frostbite assigned to the 10th as an Ack Ack Gunner and Chief from the 577th. Originally on Meeker crew, then flew 4 other missions before disappearing from clls; now I know why!! Per SO#72, 30Apr44, TD for AA Gunnery training. Per SO#243, 17Nov44, MOS change from 612 to 605.
Falada, Edward L. M/Sgt 576th 576th Crew Chief #42-51194.576th Ground Crew #4, "C" Flight - Richeson crew Photo   Lux, Falada, Beavers
Falk, Austin A. Sgt 10th SCS MOS 685 = Airplane Electrical Mechanic, Specialist
Fancher, Charles H. Pvt 1825th Ord MOS 014 = Automotive Mechanic (Second Echelon). 36293272
Fandel, William H. Capt 579th; was 579th Sqdn CO, relieved by Capt Appert
Farina, Louis Cpl 10thStaCompSq  
Farinelli, Joseph D. Sgt 576th 5576th Crew Chief #41-29476; 576th Ground Crew #4, "B" Flight Flew to Bradley Field CT aboard 42-51194 per OO#1, 25May45; MOS 750.
Farley, Kenneth C. M/Sgt Gp Hq and 578th  
Farley, Walter E. S/Sgt 578th Cook
Farlow, Robert V. Pfc 578th MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer - 578th Sqdn Armament Section
Farmer, Albert E. S/Sgt 10th SCS. SO#84, 1Dec43
Farquharson, Thomas Sgt 578th 578th Armorer; per LFW, 578th Armament Crew Chief - 578th Sqdn Armament Section
Farrow, Clarence R. Pvt 578th MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic.Per 578th roster 5Aug44, was a 578th Crew Chief, #42-100340, Chubby. - Graham,Shankle,Farrow   Individual Photo
Fatz, John C. Cpl 577th  
Faulk, James H. Sgt 10thCompSq; 74th Svc Sq MOS 060.ASN 35373945
Faulkner, Irving Sgt 586th Army Postal Unit Public Relations Officer for Army Postal Unit
Faulkner, J. Cpl 576th Cook
Fausnaugh, Berman Pvt 576th MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic.Per Capt Levell's records, was 576th Crew Chief #42-50659, 576th Ground Crew #2, "B" Flight - Crew Chief, B. Fausnaugh, Crew Chief B. Fausnaugh
Fearon, Richard J. T/Sgt 579th TD for 60 days instruction in radar equipment
Fejes, Richard Pvt 577th MOS 334 = Welder, Spot
Felheim, Marvin L. Capt 579th and 576th 579th Sq Intelligence Officer - S-2 Staff
Felker, William A. Sgt 578th  
Fell, Lyle L. S/Sgt 10th SCS, 578th MOS 813 = Transportation NCOs.Per SO#141, 24Jul44, MOS change from 813 to 014.Per SO#225, 28Oct44, transferred from 10th to 578th, MOS 014.
Felsecker, Robert E. T/Sgt 577 assigned
Felton, William J. Pvt 576th MOS 521 = Airman Basic; per Capt Levell's roster, a 576th Munition Worker.
Ferguson, Albert F. 1/Lt 653rdAMSq per 403rd history, was xferred into the 653rd in May 45 to replace Lt gough who would remain behind and become part of the holding party.
Ferguson, Jack W. Pvt 577th MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer
Ferrel S/Sgt 576th Elec. Spec.
Ferrell, Edward D. Cpl Transportation Div. Killed 3Mar45 when Germans strafed the liberty vehicle he was driving   Individual Photo
Ferrell, Milo J. S/Sgt 576th 576th Elec. Spec. Per SO#243, 17Nov44, TD for Electronic Turbo Supercharger Regulator sch. Per SO#269, 20Dec44, reduced to Pvt for inefficiency. Returned to Bradley Field CT aboard 42-95299 per OO#1, 25May45; Cpl, MOS 685.
Ferrese, Joseph J. Pvt 1825th Ord MOS 05_. 13103238. Detached service enroute to join from Olmsted Field, Middletown, PA.
Ferretta, Sammie Pvt 578th 578th RUO.Per LFW, Supply
Ferril, Dallas M. Cpl 465th Sub-Depot 465th Sub Depot photo #1   465th SubDepot Personnel
Ferry, Harry E. S/Sgt 577th  
Ferullo, Carl Jr. Pvt 576th MOS 521 = Airman Basic. Per SO#164, 18aug44, MOS change from 521 to 590. Per SO#51, 6Mar45, reduced from Pfc to Pvt for cause. Per SO#66, 23Mar45, xferred to 12th Reinf Depot for transferred to the Infantry; MOS 590.
Fewkes, Leland K. Sgt 578th Admin Clerk - Individual photo   Harned, Fewkes and Dina
Feys, Morris M. WO 465th Sub-Depot Sub-Depot Supply Officer before transferring to the 3rd SAD at Watton. - 465th SubDepot Personnel
Fichtenmayer, Arthur E. Pvt 578th MOS 504.Per 578th roster 5Aug44, 578th Ordnance Mechanic
Field Jr, Arthur B. Pfc 579th  
Field, Shirley F. Pfc 576th MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer
Fields, Andrew J. Cpl 578th Ordnance Worker
Fields, Carlyle C. M/Sgt 579th Line Chief
Finch, Francis M. Pvt 578th MOS 555 = Aircraft Sheet Metal Worker. - Jeffers, Finch and Mehl
Finch, Harold G. Capt Gp Hq Gp Technical Inspector.Per 392 orders 1Jul43, appointed Unit Supply Officer.Per Feb95 News, Finch "had served in the Army Air Corps since the early 20s and had been commissioned from M/Sgt about the time the war broke out… He strove mightily at Alamogordo, getting us equipped with the thousands of items we would need, from extra socks to flashlights." - Individual Photo
Fink, Clarence E. Pvt 1287th MP Per SO#82, 11May44, transferred to DTC No. 4 per SCMO #27 dtd 8 May
Fink, Cpl     Trolley Passengers
Fink, Frank B. Jr. Pfc 579th and 577th MOS 501 = Admin and Tech Clerk
Finkbeiner, Neil W. Pfc 465th Sub Depot p5, orig mbr. MOS 501 = Administsrative & Technical Clerk. p40, was in the Transportation shack when it was hit by an RAF A-20. P42, was in the Crash Crew. P56, "One of our men, Pfc Neil W. Finkbeiner, received considerable publicity in the English papers, being the first American soldier to have his daughter baptized by an American chaplain. His daughter, born on 21 October 1944, was baptized by Chaplain clark on the station on 3 December 1944." p61, was transferred to the Infantry in Jan 45 [per SO#19, 25Jan45]. MOS 405
Finkel, Elliott W. Capt 577th 577th Sq Intelligence Officer
Fiore, Mario Pfc 578th MP
Firmin, Floyd Pvt 579th MOS change from 521 to 060. Per Combat Officers Mess menu for 12/25/44, was a Butcher
Fish, John P. 2/Lt 10thStaCompSq Gas Defense Officer
Fisher Pfc 576th 576th Ground Crew #6, "B" Flight
Fisher, Burton D. M/Sgt 576th 576th Crew Chief #42-50409; 576th Ground Crew #2, "A" flight
Fisher, Nolan B. Jr. Cpl 576th MOS 256 = Welder, Combination.38542717.Per SO#122, 1Jul44, MOS change from 521 to 747. Per OO#1, 25May45, MOS 747; will proceed o/a 28May45 aboard 42-51128 to Bradley Field, CT.
Fisher, William C. Cpl    
Fiske, Willard W. Pfc 577th MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer
Fitzgerald, Cannon C. Pvt 578th 578th Tech Supply
Fitzgerald, T.R. &S/Sgt   Trolley Passengers
Fitzhugh, L.R. Sgt   Trolley Passengers
Fixenberger, E.M. S/Sgt   Trolley Passengers
Flagler, Clarence O. Cpl 578th Airplane Mechanic
Flake     Trolley Passengers
Flegal, LaRue C. Sgt   Trolley Passengers
Flehr, John H. Pfc 577th MOS 501 = Admin and Tech Clerk
Fleming, Robert R. S/Sgt 578th MOS 890 = Photo Interpreter.Per LFW, Intelligence Section Chief - S-2 Personnel
Fletcher, William J. Sgt 577th Placed on indefinite TD with 1287th MPs.
Flick, D. Sgt     Trolley Passengers
Fling, W.D.   Technical Rep Represented Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corp who built the first electronic gunsight for the Martin upper turret.Wright Field sent him to Wendling to supervise the testing of the equipment and the training of gunners (per May93 News).
Flohr, John H. Jr. Sgt 577th  
Flores, Estoban Pvt 1287th MP Co Det A  
Floyd, James J. Pfc 577th  
Flower, Andrew A. Pfc 579th MOS change from 521 to 055.Flew to Bradley Field CT on 42-50650 per OO#1, 25May45; MOS 055.
Flynn Cpl 576th 576th Ground Crew #4, "A" Flight
Flynn, Richard J. Pvt 576th MOS 341=Shop Maintenance Mechanic
Foerhart Jr, Edgar F. S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq  
Fogle, James F.     Transportation
Fohl, Warren F. S/Sgt 577th  
Foley, Charles J. Pfc Gp Hq MOS 590, Laborer
Folkert, Jay E. 2/Lt 10thStaCompSq and Gp Hq Gp Weapons Officer - 392nd Staff Officers 3May45
Fontenot, Lloyd C.A. Pvt 578th Armorer
Foos Lt 576th Turret Officer - 576th Sqdn Officers #2
Forbis, Guy Pfc 578th 578th Cook/Baker. Per SO#19, 25Jan45, was xferred from the 578th to the 12th Reinforcement Depot for xfer to the Infantry. MOS 060. Per 12-25-44 menu for Enlisted Mess #1 (fm Bob Harned), was a Baker, 578th, Pvt.
Ford, Parker S. T/Sgt Gp Hq and 576th  
Fore, Emmett W. Jr. 1/Lt Gp Hq Station Special Services Officer - Individual Photo;   Officers
Fore, Joseph Pfc 577th MOS change from 521 to 590
Forkosh, Nathan Sgt 579th Maj Dilworth to investigate facts & circumstances of injuries received by Forkosh and determine line of duty status.Per SO#187, 13Sep44, MOS change from 405 to 826.
Forter     Trolley Passengers
Foster, Wesley G. S/Sgt 579th MOS change from 611 to 514.
Fox, Manley Jr. Sgt 578th Photo Lab Tech.Per Feb96 News, joined just after graduation from photography school in Feb 1943. - Individual Photo   Photographic Section; Photographic Section #2
Fox, Joseph W. Pfc 10thStaCompSq  
Francine, Jacques Maj 577th Squadron Commander. Per article in 392nd BG Narrative History files (box 1246), was from "Ambler, Penna. Commanding Officer of the 577th Bombardment Squadron, flew with the R.C.A.F., with the U.S.A.A.F. in Alaska. Participated in the first Paramushiru raid from Attu. was a flying boat pilot in British Columbia and engaged in exploration and fur trading in Northern Canada and Labrador. Graduated Dartmouth, 1937."
Francis, Charles P. Cpl 578th MOS 686 = Airplane Instrument Mechanic, Specialist   Individual Photo
Frandiger, Conrad E. Pfc 577th MOS 501 = Admin and Tech NCO
Frantz, Joseph M. Sgt 465th Sub-Depot MOS 826 = Supply technician, AAF - 465th Sub Depot photo #1   465th SubDepot Personnel
Fraser, Charles W. Pfc 578th Airplane Electrical Mechanic, Specialist - Photo
Frederick, Virgil J. Sgt 576th Aircraft Armorer
Freeborn Jr, Howard Pvt 1287th MP Co Det A MOS 677 = Military Policeman
Freeman Lt 576th 576th Sqdn Officers #2
Freeman, Robert E. T/Sgt 578th 578th Radar Chief.Per 392nd orders 21 Dec 44, MOS changed from 860 to 853, Radar Mechanic, Navigation - 578th Sqdn Communications Section
French, Harold W. M/Sgt 577th Per Willis Miller's memoirs, "Our crew chief [on Starduster, #4 ] was Earl French (French) who worked tirelessly to keep us in the air." No record of Earl French, but SO#50, 1Apr44 promoted T/Sgt Harold W. French, 577th, to M/Sgt so probably same person. Flew to Bradley Field CT on 42-51238 per OO#1, 28May45; MOS 750.
Freudiger, Conrad E. Pvt 577th MOS change from 405 to 590.Per SO#267, 18Dec44, reduced to Pvt for cause.Per SO#19, 25Jan45, transferred to 12th Reinforcement Depot for transfer to infantry.MOS 590.
Frey, Charles L. Pvt 576th MOS 929 = Automotive Equipment Operator
Fri?, Mike J. Pvt 579th MOS 345 = Truck Driver, Light
Friedberg, Charles L. Sgt 10thStaCompSq  
Friem, Gunter F. Pfc 264th Medical Disp  
Friemel, Roy W. Cpl 577th  
Fries, Louis A. 1/Lt 578th Assigned per SO73, 11Nov43. Sent to Air Sea Rescue School with Holmes Alexander
Frith, Lionel A. Pvt 578th Armorer - 578th Armament   Cunningham & Frith
Fritsche, John Maj Gp Hq Sta Adjutant.Per LFW p 122, received orders to attend General Staff School in the US in June44 - 392nd Staff Officers 3May45   Rendle,Bush,Fritsche
From, Stanley Pvt 65th Sub Depot p26, worked in Shipping and Receiving. P66, was selected for transfer to Infantry Reinforcement Training in Feb 45. He and the others "are all skilled men, experienced in their jobs, having been with the Sub Depot since its activation and it will be difficult to replace them. It was with considerable reluctance that the Sub Depot submitted their names, but we all feel certain that they will give as good an account of themselves as Infantrymen as they did as Air Corps Specialists." Good Conduct Medal per GO#5, 20Jul44. Per SO#228, 31Oct44, MOS change from 590 to 050.
Frye, Raymond F. Pvt 578th MOS 929 = Automotive Equipment Operator - Individual Photo
Frye, Raymond V. Sgt 578th Carpenter
Fugarazzo, F.T. Sgt   Trolley Passengers
Fuhrman, Wayne B. T/Sgt 1825th Ord S&M Co  
Fulkerson, Albert D. Pvt 578th Truck Driver
Fuller, D.E. Sgt 208th FinSec Trolley Passengers - 15Mar44. Took off on furlough.
Fulwider, James C. Sgt    
Funk, Jabez M. Pvt 576th MOS 747=Airplane and Engine Mechanic
Furneaux, John Cpl 578th MOS 060 = Cook. Per Combat Officers Mess menu for 12/25/44, was Asst Baker
Furse, Marion Pfc 208th FinSec xferred into unit on 25Feb44. Per unit diary 26Feb44, "1 in hospital. Pfc Furse in very sick condition."
Furtado Jr, Manual J. Pvt 576th MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic
Fussell, Guy C. Cpl 578th Trolley Passengers - Assigned; MOS 852. Per GO#3, 19May45, awarded the Good Conduct Medal. 34379995. Flew back to Bradley Field CT on 44-50568 per OO#1, 26May45; MOS 652.
 
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