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/SgtCrew 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
Bachetti, Leonard J.T/SgtFlight Chief-C FlightNewell, PASoldiers Medal
Bailey, BillS/SgtCrew Chief-D FlightOklahoma City, OK
Bailey, Richard W.S/SgtTech SupplyFranklin, NHBronze Star
Baird, Charles C.M/SgtEngineeringHampton, VA
Baker, Merle F.SgtCrew Chief-B FlightChoctaw, OK
Balch, Burton E.CplMedicsLudlow, VT
Barnes, Clarence A.S/SgtCrew Chief-A FlightGreenburg, KS
Barrett, Edward B.1st LtPersonal EquipmentAnn Arbor, MI
Beardslee, Allan L.QM SupplyWichita, KS
Beauvais, Leonard E.S/SgtCrew Chief-A FlightGreenfield, MA
Bell, Aaron S.CaptAdjutantDorchester, MA
Benedict, Chas. M.SgtArmamentDallas, TX
Bevilacqua, JamesSgtEngineer-Sheet MetalRoslindale, MA
Blake, Paul E.S/SgtCrew Chief-D FlightAllston, MA
Blickenstaff, Clarence A.S/SgtCrew 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.CplCrew Chief-B FlightHaverhill, MA
Boyle, Hugh J.F/SgtOrderlyFort Worth, TX
Brady, Christopher J.T/SgtOrdnanceRoxbury, MA
Brandon, Harrell J.S/SgtCrew 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/SgtCrew 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/SgtCrew 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/SgtCrew Chief-B FlightPlaquemine, LA
Connors, James W.S/SgtArmamentMarlborough, MA
Conrad, Leroy R.SgtCrew 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/SgtCrew Chief-C FlightNew Orleans, LA
Craft, Herman F.S/SgtCrew 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.SgtCrew Chief-B FlightKnoxville, TN
Cull, Frank F.CplTransportationDetroit, MI
Cummings, James B.SgtKitchenJersey City, NJ
Curtis, Thurman E.SgtCrew 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/SgtCrew Chief-C FlightChicago, IL
Decker, Robert W.SgtQM SupplyPhiladelphia, PA
Dennis, JamesS/SgtCrew 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, MSBronze Star
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/SgtCrew Chief-A FlightBelzoni, MS
Finkelstein, HermanCplOperationsBrooklyn, NY
Fitzsimmons, Ervin E.SgtOrdnanceLimestone, ME
Flaherty, James E.CplCrew Chief-A FlightNew York City, NY
Flanigan, Francis T.SgtArmamentRochester, NY
Fleschig, Harry C.S/SgtCrew 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, NY
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.CplCrew Chief-B FlightPeoria, IL
Gudelauskas, Joseph A.PfcOrdnanceChicago, IL
Guenther, Arthur H.S/SgtCrew Chief-C FlightCrofton, NE
Gunderson, Paul N.SgtArmamentColumbus, ND
Guthman, George W.SgtOrderlyCleveland Heights, OH
Guthrie, Mac R.S/SgtCrew 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/SgtCrew 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.SgtCrew 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/SgtCrew Chief-D FlightMinneapolis, MN
Iacovino, AndrewCplEngineering-MechanicWaterbury, CT
Jackson, Roscoe B.CplCrew Chief-A FlightCandler, NC
James, Kay C.S/SgtCrew 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, EarnestCplCrew 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/SgtCrew Chief-A FlightAllentown, PA
Lehman, Robert T.S/SgtArmamentBurlington, NJ
Leija, AntonioCplArmamentSan Antonio, TX
LePouttre, Louis G.CplKitchenBay City, MI
Lisiecki, Thaddeus M.CplCommunicationsCalifornia, PA
Lockman, JuliusS/SgtCrew 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/SgtCrew 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/SgtCrew 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/SgtCrew Chief-A flightChicago, IL
O'Brien, JackCommunicationsOmaha, NE
O'Buck, William J.CplEngineering-ClerkPerth Amboy, NJ
Olenginski, Chester P.S/SgtCrew 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/SgtCrew Chief-A FlightWalnut, IL
Pearson, Otto R.CplMedicsBinghamton, NY
Pelerin, Joseph J.SgtArmamentHague, NY
Perretti, Albert J.SgtArmamentWilsonville, IL
Peters, Patrick A. SgtCrew 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/SgtCrew Chief-A FlightChandler, AZ
Rice, Paul D.SgtEngineering-Gas TruckSavannah, TN
Richardson, Ewing L.SgtEngineeringSeattle, WA
Rivers, GeorgeS/SgtCrew Chief-D FlightThorndike, MA
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, WalterPfcCrew 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-vehicle accident
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.CplCrew Chief-D FlightBlasdell, NY
Sereditch, 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/SgtCrew 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/SgtCrew Chief-A FlightWesson, MS
Thieme, Max R.T/SgtEngineering-ElectricianBronx, NY
Thunderchief, Samuel M.Cp[lArmamentHolmen, WI
Tippets, JackSgtTransportationClifton, AZ
Tomlin, Henry O.S/SgtArmamentNashville, MI
Turkaly, JoeCplArmamentTriadelphia, WV
Urmanski, FrankCplArmamentWeyerhaeuser, WI
Utley, PaulS/SgtCrew 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/SgtCrew 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/SgtCrew Chief-C FlightIvanhoe, WV
Whittemore, Daniel P.PfcMedicsNewman, GA
White, Lon G.S/SgtCrew Chief-A FlightStatesville, NC
Whittenberg, Montie L.S/SgtCrew Chief-C FlightFoss, OKBronze Star
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/SgtCrew 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.