79th Fighter Group

85th Fighter Squadron – Ground Personnel Roster

NameRankPositionResidencyAwards / Notes   
Albano, Angelo R.CplArmamentPittsfield, MA
Alexander, Harold R.S/SgtCommunicationsRedfield, SDBronze Star
Angel, Peter N.S/SgtFlight Chief-B FlightBerlin, NJ
Antonucci, Fred R.SgtArmamentBraintree, MA
Austin, Harry W.CommunicationsWilkinsburg, PA
Ayler, William A.CplArmamentKenmore, NY
Babcock, Richard D.SgtEngineering-MechanicEast Greenwich, RI
Babineau, Edgar G.SgtTransportationWestbrook, ME
Babulsky, LeonCplOrdnanceNew London, CT
Bachette, Leonard J.T/SgtFlight Chief-C FlightNewell, PASoldiers Medal
Bailey, BillS/SgtFlight Chief-D FlightOklahoma City, OKBronze Star
Bailey, Richard W.S/SgtTech SupplyFranklin, NH
Baird, Charles C.M/SgtEngineeringHampton, VA
Baker, Merle F.SgtFlight Chief-B FlightChoctaw, OK
Balch, Burton E.CplMedicsLudlow, VT
Barnes, Clarence A.S/SgtFlight Chief-A FlightGreenburg, KS
Barrett, Edward B.1st LtPersonal EquipmentAnn Arbor, MI
Beardslee, Allan L.QM SupplyWichita, KS
Beauvais, Leonard E.S/SgtFlight Chief-A FlightGreenfield, MA
Bell, Aaron S.CaptAdjutantDorchester, MA
Benedict, Chas. M.SgtArmamentDallas, TX
Bevilacqua, JamesSgtEngineer-Sheet MetalRoslindale, MA
Blake, Paul E.S/SgtFlight Chief-D FlightAllston, MA
Blickenstaff, Clarence A.Flight Chief-D FlightJamesville, CA
Bliss, Forrest L.CplTransportationFife Lake, MI
Block, SeymourPfcOrdnanceNew York City, NY
Boehmer, Frederick R.T/SgtEngineering-MechanicYorktown Heights, NY
Bogdan, Chester J.SgtEngineering-WelderSecaucus, NJ
Boulier, Louis R.SgtOrdnanceFort Fairfield, ME
Boyajian, Paul P.CplFlight Chief-B FlightHaverhill, MA
Boyle, Hugh J.F/SgtOrderlyFort Worth, TX
Brady, Christopher J.T/SgtOrdnanceRoxbury, MA
Brandon, Harrell J.S/SgtFlight Chief-B FlightBorger, TX
Breazeale, Herbert H.T/SgtKitchenEast Point, GA
Briggs, Garland L.PfcCommunicationsHarbor City, CA
Brigham, Harold A.CplArmamentAthens, PA
Bronson, GlenSgtKitchenGrand Haven, MI
Brown, Carl S.SgtOrdnanceWestboro, MA
Brox, Frederick T.S/SgtOrdnanceMethuen, MA
Buchanan, Howard L.1st LtAssistant OperationsBirmingham, AL
Bunch, M.B.CplArmamentCelina, TX
Butera, Paul M.CplTransportationSteubenville, OH
Cacilhas, Ernest C.CplArmamentSouth Dartmouth, MA
Callahan, Daniel H.Major
Calomino, Michael AM/SgtArmamentDunmore, PA
Campbell, ChesterCaptIntelligenceChicago, ILBronze Star
Campbell, Edward H.S/SgtFlight Chief-B FlightColumbus, OH
Canonica, Steve E.SgtTransportationButte, MT
Cardenas, VirgilPfcArmamentErie, CO
Cash, Robert M.SgtKitchenWixom, MI
Chmielewski, Walter I.1st LtArmamentDetroit, MI
Cicatello, Michael N.CplCommunicationsAmsterdam, NY
Cieslinski, Eugene A.S/SgtFlight Chief-B FlightBuffalo, NY
Clancey, William 2nd LtArmament
Clark, Oliver M.CplArmamentVilla Grove, IL
Claycomb, William H.CplKitchenBlairsville, PA
Cloran, Joseph J.CplTech SupplyDorchester, MA
Coffey, Chas. R.PfcCommunicationsLego, WV
Colletti, Michael J.CplEngineering-ClerkParkchester, Bronx, NY
Comeaux, Kenneth C.S/SgtFlight Chief-B FlightPlaquemine, LA
Connors, James W.S/SgtArmamentMarlborough, MA
Conrad, Leroy R.SgtFlight Chief-A FlightChicago, IL
Constantino, MichaelCplTransportationAnsonia, CT
Cook, Marvin D.PfcArmamentAnaheim, CA
Cooley, Ralph B.S/SgtEngineer-InstrumentsSpokane, WA
Cooper, Samuel T.S/SgtEngineering-ClerkDallas, TX
Cope, William J.PfcKitchenLynn, MA
Copeland, William H.PfcEngineering-Gas TruckWarwick, MA
Cosluskie, Clarence C.SgtOrdnanceShenandoah, PA
Cox, Jack D.CplArmamentJeannette, PA
Cox, Ralph C.S/SgtFlight Chief-C FlightNew Orleans, LA
Craft, Herman F.S/SgtFlight Chief-B FlightFort Worth, TX
Craig, Harvey J.PfcEngineering-Gas TruckDetroit, MI
Craig, Henry C.S/SgtEngineer-Sheet MetalRaleigh, NC
Craney, John S.PfcKitchenPhiladelphia, PA
Crawley, David T.SgtFlight Chief-B FlightKnoxville, TN
Cull, Frank F.CplTransportationDetroit, MI
Cummings, James B.SgtKitchenJersey City, NJ
Curtis, Thurman E.SgtFlight Chief-C FlightMcEwen, TX
Daubel, Ernest L.Pvt
Davis, Roy (Pop)T/SgtKitchenMedford, OK
Davis, William A.S/SgtEngineering-MechanicBartlesville, OK
Dayberry, Chas. D.S/SgtTech SupplyCasar, NC
DeChene, Walter E.S/SgtFlight Chief-C FlightChicago, IL
Decker, Robert W.SgtQM SupplyPhiladelphia, PA
Dennis, JamesS/SgtFlight Chief-C FlightRed Oak, OK
Devries, Wilbur G.CplTransportationWashington, NJ
Dimas, LouisCplGun Camera Sect.Jamestown, NY
Doak, Wilmer R.CplCommunicationsPhiladelphia, PA
Donahue, Bartholomew F.SgtArmamentPittsfield, MA
Drum, Robert F.T/SgtOrderlyRockville Center, NY
Dummer, Lester R.PfcKitchenIron Ridge, WI
Ebbesen, Harry K.S/SgtGun Camera Sect.White Plains, NY
Edler, Fred H.CplArmamentTipton, IA
Ekas, Warren E.Cpl
Elliott, Loyce H.CaptAdjutantSaltillo, MS
Eme, Glenn L.KitchenFort Wayne, IN
Erick, AllenSgtOperationsDunkirk, NY
Farquhar, Chas. A.CplOperationsMerchantville, NJ
Ferry, Walter L.M/SgtEngineeringUnion, NYBronze Star
Fielder, Daniel D.S/SgtFlight Chief-A FlightBelzoni, MS
Finkelstein, HermanCplOperationsBrooklyn, NY
Fitzsimmons, Ervin E.SgtOrdnanceLimestone, ME
Flaherty, James E.CplLine Chief-A FlightNew York City, NY
Flanigan, Francis T.SgtArmamentRochester, NY
Fleschig, Harry C.S/SgtFlight Chief-A FlightWinthrop, MA
Fogg, Harold F.SgtArmamentGlenside, PA
Forauer, John C.SgtTech SupplyNew Britain, CT
Foreman, Milo E.SgtOrderlySeminole, OK
Forsythe, Herbert L.SgtKitchenCentral City, KY
Foy, Benton Q.SgtCommunicationsDothan, AL
Furniss, James B.CplArmamentNew Philadelphia, OH
Gagliardo, Anthony J.T/SgtEngineering-ElectricianHannibal, HY
Galbreath, Billy K.S/SgtCommunicationsThorndale, TX
Garcia, Galdino R.SgtArmamentLindsay, CA
George, Thomas W.SgtEngineering-MechanicNew Castle, PA
Gilmore, Jackson M.S/SgtCommunicationsPhiladelphia, PA
Gilmore, Stewart E.PfcEngineering-ParachuteMarion, OH
Gingher, Robert H.SgtCommunicationsFt. Wayne, IN
Glassman, Bernard M.T/SgtQM SupplyForrest Hills, NY
Goldman, NathanCplOrderlyWoonsocket, RI
Gorley, Richard L.SgtArmamentYampa, ID
Gotshall, WesleyS/SgtArmamentYoungstown, OH
Granato, Joseph S.CplOrdnanceHartford, CT
Grande, AnthonyCplOrdnanceJohnston, RI
Greenslate, John T.CplFlight Chief-B FlightPeoria, IL
Gudelauskas, Joseph A.PfcOrdnanceChicago, IL
Guenther, Arthur H.S/SgtFlight Chief-C FlightCrofton, NE
Gunderson, Paul N.SgtArmamentColumbus, ND
Guthman, George W.SgtOrderlyCleveland Heights, OH
Guthrie, Mac R.S/SgtFlight Chief-D FlightMaud, WV
Hager, Albert L.CplOrdnanceGriswoldville, MA
Harris, Richard B.S/SgtCommunicationsWoodlawn, PA
Harrison, Ludy C.T/SgtEngineering-MechanicHazel, OK
Hayes, Francis T.SgtQM SupplyWinthrop, MA
Heath, George W.S/SgtMedicsNorth Conway, NH
Hendrex, NealCplArmamentOmak, WA
Herney, Clarence L.Sgt
Higgins, Edward T.SgtCommunicationsChicago, IL
Hoch, Edwin E.S/SgtFlight Chief-A FlightDornsife, PA
Hodgson, Harry L.SgtKitchenGreat Falls, MT
Hofe, Earl W.S/SgtArmamentGreat Cacapon, WV
Hogaj, Rudolph G.S/SgtOperations S-2Mason. WI
Hogue, Roy J.S/SgtEngineering-PainterNew Brighton, PA
Holland, Richard L.SgtArmamentChicago, IL
Holland, Wilbert H.S/SgtMedicsAllison Park, PASoldiers Medal
Hollywood, Edward J.SgtFlight Chief-D FlightBrooklyn, NY
Hood, Robert S.SgtArmamentRochester, NY
Hornbake, Harry F.SgtArmamentCalifornia, PA
Houston, Gene L.S/SgtOrderlyVan Buren, MO
Howard, Guy C.CaptEngineeringPaxton, IL
Hubbard, Elven G.S/SgtArmamentTwin Rock, OR
Huddleston, Will L.1st LtCommunicationsSan Antonio, TX
Hull, James R.CplOrdnanceWoodstock, CT
Humble, Gilbert S.M/SgtLine ChiefWilder, ID
Hunziker, Felix A.PfcArmamentLa Vergne, TN
Hurtig, Raymond A.S/SgtFlight Chief-D FlightMinneapolis, MN
Iacovino, AndrewCplEngineering-MechanicWaterbury, CT
Jackson, Roscoe B.CplFlight Chief-A FlightCandler, NC
James, Kay C.S/SgtFlight Chief-D FlightHineston, LA
Jasaitis, Peter A.PfcArmamentChicago, IL
Jeziak, Stanley F.S/SgtCommunicationsDetroit, MI
Jones, Albert R.M/SgtLine Chief
Jones, Orion A.SgtArmamentLouisville, KY
Johnson, Elmer W.MajorAdjutantEast Orange, NJ
Johnston, John K.CplEngineering-Gas TruckPortland, OR
Kagy, Joseph R.1st LtSupply & TransportShelbyville, IL
Kales, MartinSgtCommunicationsNewark, NJ
Kattawar, William J.CplArmamentBeaumont, TX
Kemp, Albert G.CplCommunicationsLong Island City, NY
Kerth, EarnestCplFlight Chief-D FlightRiver Grove, IL
Kinder, Otho A.PfcQM SupplyOakland, CA
Kingsley, Donald L.SgtCommunicationsWebster City, IA
Kinkel, Marian L.SgtArmamentBrooklyn, NY
Klein, Thomas F.PfcArmamentBuffalo, NY
Knabb, Kenneth J.1st LtCommunicationsAlhambra, CA
Koch, Russell A.S/SgtOperationsKlare, MI
Kolar, Victor E.S/SgtArmamentCleveland, OH
Kolesar, Michael F.CplMedicsNewark, NJ
Kramsky, Aaron H.SgtEngineering-MechanicLa Crescenta, CA
Kunish, Arthur H.PfcKitchenBay City, MI
Leahy, Charles E.S/SgtFlight Chief-A FlightAllentown, PA
Lehman, Robert T.S/SgtArmamentBurlington, NJ
Leija, AntonioPvt
LePouttre, Louis G.CplKitchenBay City, MI
Lisiecki, Thaddeus M.CplCommunicationsCalifornia, PA
Lockman, JuliusS/SgtFlight Chief-B FlightIndianapolis, IN
Long, Howard W.SgtTech SupplyProvidence, RI
Lucente, Fred J.SgtOperationsHibbing, MN
Lukas, Edward F.CplKitchenCalumet City, IL
Lutz, George H.T/SgtFlight Chief-D FlightMarshfield, WI
Lux, George A.S/SgtEngineering-ElectricianNew Brunswick, NJ
Mancini, Edward CplEngineering-ParachuteElmont, NY
Manne, Leon A.S/SgtOperationsKansas City, MO
Mansfield, Robert T.PfcOrdnanceHannibal, NY
Marks, Leonard C.PfcOrdnanceWhite Plains, NY
Martin, Arthur H.S/SgtCommunicationsBertha, MN
Martin, EdwinCplEngineering-MechanicEl Paso, TX
Martin, Robert N.S/SgtEngineering-CletracWichita, KS
Mason, Lyle E.T/SgtFlight Chief-B FlightArmington, ILBronze Star
Mayer, Harold E.Pvt
Mayr, James J.S/SgtOrderlyPhiladelphia, PA
McCarty, George A.SgtArmamentColumbus, OH
McCommack, George L.S/SgtFlight Chief-C FlightMarmet, WV
McConnell, Harold E.PfcOperationsGreenville, SC
McElhaney, KennethSgtGun Camera Sect.Corona, CA
Mead, Clarence W.CplGun Camera Sect.Lakewood, OH
Mei, Lee J.CplArmamentShaw, MS
Mendel, StephenCplArmamentMiami Beach, FL
Metje, VictorSgtCommunicationsMt. Vernon, IL
Michael, Harry L.CplArmamentTruro, IA
Mitchell, Randolph C.S/SgtEngineering-ElectricianWinnsboro, TX
Monaco, Joseph P.S/SgtFlight Chief-A FlightCecil, PA
Moore, Doyle H.
Moran, Thomas H.1st LtEngineering
Moriarity, Chas. E.S/SgtCommunicationsMissouri Valley, IA
Morrison, Albert W.PfcOrdnanceHammond, IN
Mullin, Bernard C.MajorExecutiveProvidence, RIBronze Star
Murto, GeorgeT/SgtOrdnanceDetroit, MI
Nadvornick, George I.M/SgtArmamentSalem, ORBronze Star
Newbould, Edwin P.S/SgtFlight Chief-A flightChicago, IL
O'Brien, JackCommunicationsOmaha, NE
O'Buck, William J.CplEngineering-ClerkPerth Amboy, NJ
Olenginski, Chester P.S/SgtFlight Chief-C FlightGlen Lyon, PA
Osborn, Newton L.PfcCommunicationsForsythe, GA
Page, George G.PfcMedicsRochester, NY
Parker, Martin L.CplArmamentSondheimer, LA
Parmet, Herbert 1st LtCommunicationsBrooklyn, NY
Parvana, Pasquale J.CplCommunicationsTroy, NY
Pawly, S/SgtEngineering-Mechanic
Peach, Marvin V.S/SgtFlight Chief-A FlightWalnut, IL
Pearson, Otto R.CplMedicsBinghamton, NY
Pelerin, Joseph J.SgtArmamentHague, NY
Perretti, Albert J.SgtArmamentWilsonville, IL
Peters, Patrick A. SgtFlight Chief-D FlightHollidays Cove, WV
Petterman, William M.CplMedicsButler, GA
Pickrell, Donald I.CplCommunicationsSpringfield, MA
Pietras, EdwardCplOrdnanceChicopee Falls, MA
Pitula, George W.CplOrderlyNew York, NY
Pomakis, StephenArmamentSalem, MA
Pratt, Robert T.CplCommunicationsMcKenzie, TN
Price, Donald M.SgtOperationsWestlake, OH
Pumphrey, Joseph E.CplArmamentCopperton, UT
Pyzeski, FrankCplEngineeringNatrona, PA
Ramsey, Lee B.Cpl
Reed, Lawrence M.SgtQM SupplySand Springs, OK
Reighard, Norman L.Cpl
Reilly, Richard J.S/SgtFlight Chief-A FlightChandler, AZ
Rice, Paul D.SgtEngineering-Gas TruckSavannah, TN
Richardson, Ewing L.SgtEngineeringSeattle, WA
Rivert, GeorgeS/SgtFlight Chief-D FlightThorndike, MA
Rodney, William W.SgtArmamentBrooklyn, NY
Robinson, Joseph A.CaptOrdnanceSusquehanna, PA
Rodney, William W.SgtArmamentBrooklyn, NY
Rogers, Leslie J.S/SgtEngineering-MechanicSan Bernardino, CASoldiers Medal
Romprey, Philip J.S/SgtFlight Chief-C FlightCenter Harbor, NHBronze Star
Rosenberg, Howard 1st SgtOrderlyBronx, NY
Rublowsky, WalterPfcFlight Chief-D FlightScranton, PA
Rudnick, MyerSgtCommunicationsHartford, CT
Ruff, Samuel O.CaptSpecial ServiceCleveland, NC
Sabistinas, John T.T/SgtArmamentStaten Island, NY
Salomon, Jerome P.T/SgtTech SupplyBrookline, MA
Sanders, Frank E.S/SgtEngineering-CarpenterTulsa, OK
Sax, EricSgtTech SupplyFramingham, MAKilled in Tunis
Schneider, Philip H.CplArmamentBrooklyn, NY
Schuth, David H.T/SgtEngineeringRochester, NY
Schroder, George V.SgtArmamentHouston, TX
Schutte, Stanley R. S/SgtEngineeringRochester, NY
Schutts, Richard A.CplFlight Chief-D FlightBlasdell, NY
Sededitch, MetroT/SgtTech SupplyOlyphant, PA
Seidel, Walter J.CaptIntelligenceFlint, MI
Shaw, Omer L.S/SgtEngineering-MechanicAbingdon, IL
Shay, Clarence M.CplOrderlyFairfield, CT
Simkus, Frank S.SgtEngineering-ParachuteCleveland, OH
Sinclair, Charles W.T/SgtArmamentRed Lion, PA
Skrobarczyk, GusS/SgtEngineering-MechanicStockdale, TX
Smith, Robert W.SgtKitchenMifflinburg, PA
Smith, Walter T.S/SgtOrderlyLaurel, DE
Sorenson, James C.SgtArmamentPhilipsburg, MT
Spanhut, Fred A.CplArmamentBurlington, IA
Spear, Joseph M.CplArmamentLaurelton, NY
Stahl, Harold E.CplArmamentValley View, PA
Staton, Arthur H.T/SgtCommunicationsZirconia, NC
Statue, George SgtArmamentPottsville, PA
Stevens, Harold E. S/SgtFlight Chief-C FlightWaterloo, IA
Strickland, Robert L.M/SgtCommunicationsSelma, AL
Sum, StanleyS/SgtEngineering-ClerkAmsterdam, NY
Swartz, RalphCplOrdnanceFrackville, PA
Tabachnick, MorrisCplArmamentPittsburgh, PA
Tansey, MatthiasPfcCommunicationsNew Orleans, LA
Thedford, Henry E.S/SgtFlight Chief-A FlightWesson, MS
Thieme, Max R.T/SgtEngineering-ElectricianBronx, NY
Thunderchief, Samuel M.Cp[lArmamentHolmen, WI
Tippetts, JackSgtTransportationClifton, AZ
Tomlin, Henry O.S/SgtArmamentNashville, MI
Turkaly, JoeCplArmamentTriadelphia, WV
Urmanski, FrankCplArmamentWeyerhaeuser, WI
Utley, PaulS/SgtFlight Chief-D FlightMt. Vernon, IN
Van Hillo, Johannes G.S/SgtFlight Chief-D FlightFitchburg, MA
Vogt, George J.S/SgtTransportationAstoria, NY
Wallace, Clifford H.SgtOrdnanceNew Haven, CT
Wallace, Truman O.S/SgtFlight Chief-D FlightTulsa, OK
Walpole, TomSgtArmamentLas Vegas, NV
Waring, Donald C.M/SgtEngineeringDelhi, NYBronze Star
Waterman, HermanSgtEngineering-TowerNew York, NY
Weaver, Tilford H.S/SgtEngineer-Sheet MetalNavasota, TX
Weber, Wilford J.SgtEngineering-Gas TruckNorth Collins, NY
Weisenmiller, Victor A.CplArmamentLincoln, NE
Welch, Henry L.SgtCommunicationsWestbrook, ME
Weller, LeroySgtCommunicationsDayton, OH
Wells, Ralph D.T/SgtFlight Chief-A FlightMorrowville, KSBronze Star
Westfall, CliffordS/SgtFlight Chief-C FlightIvanhoe, WV
Whittemore, Daniel P.PfcMedicsNewman, GA
White, Lon G.S/SgtFlight Chief-A FlightStatesville, NC
Whittenberg, Montie L.S/SgtFlight Chief-C FlightFoss, OK
Williams, Charley L.SgtArmamentPelly, TX
Wilson, Coy T/SgtCommunicationsMarietta, GA
Wilson, John H.1st LtArmamentAugusta, KS
Windsperger, Richard W.S/SgtKitchenMinneapolis, MI
Winsauer, Henry J.CaptFlight SurgeonKohler, WIBronze Star
Wise, Aaron H.CplEngineeringTulsa, OK
Wnenta, John G.SgtArmamentBrookhaven, NY
Wolske, William F.CplQM SupplyEagle, WI
Wooten, William O.S/SgtFlight Chief-D FlightDallas, TX
Yaksic, RaymondCplMedicsPittsburg, PA
Yeargin, JoeT/SgtFlight Chief-A FlightDyersburg, TN
Zaleski, John A.S/SgtTransportationNew Britain, CT

ABBREVIATIONS

Rank

Pvt Private

Pfc Private First Class

Cpl Corporal

Sgt Sergeant

S/Sgt Staff Sergeant

T/Sgt Technical Sergeant

1st Sgt First Sergeant

M/Sgt Master Sergeant

FO Flying Officer

2nd Lt Second Lieutenant

1st Lt First Lieutenant

Capt Captain

Lt Col Lieutenant Colonel

Col Colonel

 

Awards

DFC Distinguished Flying Cross

OLC Oak Leaf Cluster

DSC Distinguished Service Cross

Other

KIA Killed in Action

MIA Missing in Action

POW Prisoner of War

KIFA Killed in Flying Accident

TRFD Transferred

(1)Residence likely refers to information obtained from an individual’s Registration Card D.S.S. Form 1, and does not necessarily reflect his hometown.

Roster obtained from The Falcon. Some spelling corrections have been made.