79th Fighter Group

85th Fighter Squadron Pilot Roster

NAMERANKRESIDENCE (1)AWARDSMISSIONSSTATUS
Abbott, William G.CaptOregon, ILDFC, Purple Heart,
Air Medal & 4 OLCs
80
Anderson, John R. CaptJamestown, NY55MIA
Anderson, Thomas S.1st LtRockford, ILAir Medal, Purple Heart15
Appenzeller, Robert G.1st LtPortsmouth, VAAir Medal & 2 OLCs57
Ayer, Elliott D. 1st LtHartford, CTDFC, Air Medal & 3 OLCs96
Bartlett, Robert S.CaptMecklenburg, NYDFC & OLC, Air Medal
& OLCs
106
Beckerman, Leonard1st LtChicago, ILAir Medal & 5 OLCs83
Beeks, Carleton J.1st LtMonticello, IAAir Medal & 4 OLCs89
Beers, George W. 2nd LtFt. Wayne, INKIA
Bell, Robert B.2nd LtNewburgh, NY12POW
Benz, Albert K.1st LtAnderson, IN96
Blare, George O.CaptChampaign, ILDFC, Air Medal & 5+ OLCs93
Bolack, Charles K.1st LtWorcester, MADFC, Air Medal & 5+ OLCs74
Bolte, George R.1st LtCranford, NJ100
Borsheim, Lawrence C.2nd LtMinneapolis, MN18POW
Bradner, Stanley J.FOS Euclid, OHAir Medal21
Brash, Maurice A.1st LtMuskegon Hts, MIAir Medal & OLCs68POW
Bunker, Richard T.1st LtHudson Falls, NYDFC, Air Medal & 6 OLCs70
Burns, Harold R.1st LtRoyal Oaks, MIDFC, Air Medal & 4 OLCs80
Bush, Cecil T.1st LtDayton, OHAir Medal & 3 OLCs84
Byron, Edward J. MajorNew York City, NYKIA
Callum, Gaston W.CaptWilmington, NC108
Carlson, Harry D.FOVan Nuys, CA26
Cimaglia, John O.CaptNewton Centre, MADFC, Air Medal & 6 OLCs86
Clark, Milton L.CaptMill Village, PADFC, Air Medal & 6 OLCs99
Connelly, Joseph W.MajorHartford, CTDFC, Air Medal & 6 OLCs75
Cox, Thomas E.1st LtMemphis, TNDFC, Air Medal & 5 OLCs80
Cronk, Carl E.CaptPekin, ILDFC, Air Medal & 4 OLCs100
Davis, Melvin K. 2nd LtOshkosh, WI15MIA
Defoor, Charles W. 1st LtFt. Meyers, FL91KIA
DeHay, Dale F.CaptDouglas, AZ102
Doswell, John J.1st LtFt. Wayne, INAir Medal47
Duffield, Robert J.1st LtCleveland Hts, OH97
Earnest, William M.1st LtAtlanta, GADFC, Air Medal & OLCs80
Eltzroth, Merlin S.1st LtMaple Heights, OHAir Medal and 3 OLCs90
Erck, William J.CaptSan Antonio, TXDFC, Air Medal & 5 OLCs92
Estes, Delmar L.1st LtE Canadian, OKAir Medal & 5 OLCs90
Evans, Edward G.1st LtPhiladelphia, PAAir Medals & OLCs93
Faires, Jack1st LtFt. Morgan, COAir Medal, Purple Heart26
Faulkner, Glenn W. 2nd LtWeslaco, TX45KIA
Feimer, William P.2nd LtBaltimore, MDPurple Heart8
Fellet, Angelo S.1st LtYuma, AZDFC, Air Medal & OLCs110
Fetters, Alfred L.MajorLancaster, OHSilver Star, DFC & OLC,
Air Medal & OLCs
100
Files, Roger B.Lt ColLos Angeles, CASilver Star, DFC & OLC,
Air Medal & 4 OLCs,
British DFC
102
Fonstad, Douglas E.2nd LtTRFD
Fosgate, Lawrence E.1st LtWinter Park FLAir Medal, Purple Heart23
Glasgow, William C. 1st LtNiagara Falls, NY80
Granberg, Martin J.1st LtWest Haven, CTAir Medal & 3 OLCs100
Gravenstine, Donald J.CaptMiddletown, OHDFC, Air Medal & 5 OLCs119
Green, James L. 2nd LtCleveland, OH1KIA
Gruver, Robert J.CaptBethlehem, PADFC, Air Medal & 4 OLCs106
Hale, Charles F.CaptSpringfield, MADFC, Air Medal & 10 OLCs80
Harding, William L. 2nd LtOmaha, NE7KIA
Harlocker, Frank R.CaptHonolulu, HIDFC, Soldier's Medal, Air Medal & 4 OLCs100
Hasbrouck, Matthew F.1st LtStone Ridge, NYAir Medal & 3 OLCs91
Hazzard, Herbert M.1st LtLewes, DEAir Medal & OLC51
Higgins, Raymond L. 2nd LtGladwyne, PA48KIA
Hildebrand, John R.1st LtFowler, KSAir Medal & OLC50
Hoagland, John G.1st LtBloomfield, NJDFC, Air Medal & 8 OLCs80
Hodge, William E.2nd LtMineral Springs, ARPurple Heart2
Johnson, Franklin T.1st LtLos Angeles, CAAir MedalPOW
Johnson, Willis R.2nd LtKenosha, WI64
Keene, John E.1st LtMinoan, NJAir Medal & OLC, Purple Heart52
Kellerman, Ernest H. 2nd LtWeehawken, NJ35KIA
Kelley, Robert P.CaptWest Roxbury, MADFC, Air Medal & 3 OLCs,
Bronze Star, Purple Heart
100
Keppler, George E. 1st LtPasadena, CA34KIA
Kettenbrink, Aubert R.CaptSt Louis, MOAir Medal & OLC90
Klassie, Marlin E.1st LtRenwick, IAAir Medal & OLC60KIFA
Klear, Milo R.CaptAlameda, CAAir Medal & OLC109
Kleiderer, Eugene L.MajorMontgomery, ALDFC, Air Medal & 5 OLCs91
Kohrs, Frank W.1st LtDallas, TXAir Medal & OLC45
Kretzer, Fred W.1st LtWilliamsport, MDAir Medal & OLC55
La Flex, Leander L.1st LtWoodstock, ILAir Medal & 4 OLCs98
Laird, Robert F.1st LtSalem, NJAir Medal & 2 OLCs91
Land, Harold D.1st LtKokomo, INAir Medal & OLCs96
Lansing, Joseph V.CaptAtlanta, GA93
Lappin, Lyle M.CaptWahiawa, HIDFC, Air Medal & 3 OLCs92
Lawless, Donald I.CaptWichita, KSDFC, Air Medal & 4 OLCs100
Lea, Alfred G.1st LtHigh Point, NCDFC, Air Medal & 3 OLCs92
Lind, Ralph L. 1st LtBrooklyn, NY18MIA
Long, Richard W.CaptLafayette, LAAir Medal & 4 OLCs109
Looker, Hugh D.1st LtRochester, NYAir Medal & OLCs100
Manumaki, George C.1st LtWauwatosa, WI88
Marshall, William B. 2nd LtParkersburg, WV41KIA
Martin, John F.Lt ColCulpeper, VASilver Star, DFC & 3 OLCs, Soldier's
Medal, Bronze Star, Air Medal & 13 OLCs,
British DFC & 1 Bar
200
Martin, William A. 2nd LtSelina, AL4KIA
Marquart, Lester F.1st LtNewville, PAAir Medal & 3 OLCs67
Mathesius, William CaptWest Orange, NJAir Medal & OLCs100
Maxwell, Earl P.MajorSt. Charles, MODFC & OLC, Air Medal
& 5 OLCs
130
McHenry, James H. 1st LtNiagara Falls, NY68KIA
McIlwaine, Archibald G. 1st LtMeyers Hill, SC32KIA
McLane, William J.1st LtMiami, FL90
McNall, Malcolm A.MajorMedford, MADFC, Air Medal & 5+ OLCs114
Mackechnie, Jack R.1st LtOklahoma City, OKAir Medal & 3 OLCs89
Merrell, Hollis B.CaptBaldwin, WIDFC, Air Medal & 3 OLCs73
Miller, Harry LtWabash, INAir Medal & OLC43
Miller, Philip G.CaptScarsdale, NYDFC, Air Medal & OLCs, Purple Heart93
Millican, Vincent I. 2nd LtDillsboro, IN55KIA
Milner, James A.1st LtTerre Haute, INAir Medal & 2 OLCs62
Mitchell, Harry 2nd Lt1KIA
Montgomery, B. D.1st LtSan Antonio, TXAir Medal & OLC38
Moore, Howard M.1st LtHighland Park, MIAir Medal37
Morton, Dewitt H.1st LtWyomissing, PAAir Medal & OLC52
Moschberger, Fred J.2nd LtElizabeth, NJDFC, Air Medal23POW
Munroe, Charles D.2nd LtOwego, NYAir Medal & 2 OLCs35
Nashold, George H.CaptFrederica, DE107
Nice, Ralph A.1st LtSioux City, IAAir Medal & OLC39
Nystrom, Raymond E.CaptAtlantic Highlands, NJDFC, Air Medal & 4 OLCs100
Odle, Conrad H.CaptLayton, UTDFC, Air Medal & 4 OLCs106
Ogden, William W.1st LtGeneva, PADFC, Air Medal & 4 OLCs, Purple Heart93
Pace, William N.1st LtGuthrie, KYDFC, Air Medal & 7 OLCs80
Paff, Clarence E. 1st LtEast Lansing, MI55MIA
Palermo, Raymond J. KIA
Palmer, Arthur J.2nd LtLong Island City, NYAir Medal, Purple Heart9
Parry, Donald B.1st LtTempe, AZAir Medal & 2 OLCs63
Payne, Edwin J.CaptWeslaco, TXDFC, Air Medal & 4 OLCs102
Phelan, James1st LtFall River, MADFC, Air Medal & 4 OLCs94
Phillips, Robert W.2nd LtFairfield, IAAir Medal29
Plank, Edwin L.1st LtGalveston, INAir Medal & 2 OLCs58
Platz, John E.1st LtTexarkana, TXDFC, Air Medal & 4 OLCs90
Poague, Lloyd A.2nd LtNavajo, CA4
Powell, Harry K.1st LtAkron, OHDFC, Air Medal & 3 OLCs81
Pringle, Ward T. 2nd LtChicago, IL3MIA
Proctor, Robert W.CaptHackensack, NJ91
Purchla, Matthew F.1st LtChicago, ILAir Medal & OLC, Purple Heart51
Ramsdell, William M. 2nd LtBuffalo, NY3KIA
Rhodes, John R.CaptPhiladelphia, PADFC, Air Medal & 4 OLCs100
Robinette, Robert S. 2nd LtButler, IN18KIA
Robinson, Charles W.1st LtNew Orleans, LAAir Medal & 3 OLCs70
Ruppert, Paul M.2nd LtFranklin, OHPurple Heart7
Ryburn, William L.CaptErwin, TNDFC, Air Medal & 5+ OLCs80
Sanderson, Richard G.1st LtTrenton, NJDFC, Air Medal & 3 OLCs92
Say, Samuel L.CaptE McKeesport, PADFC, Air Medal & 5+ OLCs80
Scheumack, Powell A.CaptVictoria, TXSilver Star, Purple Heart, DFC,
Air Medal & 2 OLCs
113
Schoellkopf, Jacob F.MajorBuffalo, NYDFC, Air Medal & 4 OLCs74
Scofield, James B. 2nd LtSusanville, CA12KIA
Seiler, Charles O.2nd LtTopeka, KS2
Simmons, Henry P.1st LtSkaneateles, NYAir Medal & OLC51
Simpson, Carl L. 1st LtLakeport, NH80KIA
Slater, Ralph V.1st LtDayton, OHAir Medal & 2 OLCs61
Slatton, Jack L.CaptAnderson, SCDFC, Air Medal & 4 OLCs106
Smith, Howard A.1st LtLawrenceville, IL31POW
Spencer, Stewart H.2nd LtSan Francisco, CA2
Stage, Wesley A.FOMilwaukee, WIAir Medal12POW
Stalter, William S.1st LtPeoria, ILAir Medal & 4 OLCs96
Stewart, Carl W.MajorMorgantown, WVDFC & OLC, Air Medal & 5 OLCs123
Sweeney, Robert M.1st LtSalisbury, MOAir Medal & 2 OLCs60
Sweeting, James F.1st LtCleveland Heights, OHAir Medal & 3 OLCs71
Swingle, Myron1st LtBrooklyn, NYAir Medal & OLC46
Szeeley, WalterCaptHawthorne, NJDFC, Air Medal & 4 OLCs97
Taylor, Robert N.CaptNew Concord, OHDFC, Air Medal & 5+ OLCs97
Teldon, Gerald1st LtWoodmere, NYAir Medal & OLCs62
Thomas, William C.1st LtSalt Lake City, UTAir Medal & 2 OLCs90
Thompson, Kenneth A.1st LtChicago, ILDAF, Air Medal & 4 OLCs96
Tobin, John S.1st LtFt. Collins, CODFC, Air Medal & 2 OLCs65
Tompson, Ernest C.2nd LtTRFD
Tourin, Raphael1st LtLos Angeles, CAAir Medal & 4 OLCs89
Troxel, Fred W.1st LtCerro Gordo, ILAir Medal & 2 OLCs57
Tusa, Michael A.CaptMilwaukee, WIDFC, Air Medal & 4 OLCs100
Van Houten, Eugene T.1st LtHamlin, NYDFC, Air Medal29POW
Varner, Lawrence 2nd LtJohnstown, PA64KIA
Wagner, Frank B.MajorSt. Petersburg, FLDFC, Purple Heart, Air Medal & 6 OLCs94
Wajda, Raymond F.1st LtChicago, ILAir Medal & OLCs111
Ward, Frank J.1st LtDetroit, MISilver Star, DFC, Air Medal & 2 OLCs79
Watson, Philip H.1st LtS Brookfield, MEAir Medal & 2 OLCs59
Weand, Arthur R.1st LtLansdale, PAAir Medal & 2 OLCs62
Williams, Francis M.1st LtStarke, FLAir Medal & 2 OLCs87
Williams, Robert H. 1st LtOlyphant, PA83MIA
Wilson, Ernest W.1st LtAtchison, KSAir Medal & 2 OLCs60
Woodbury, Robert C.CaptFt. Worth, TXAir Medal & OLC50
Wysong, Max L.CaptYpsilanti, MIAir Medal & 4 OLCs94
Yocum, Farrel E. 2nd LtEnid, OK42KIA

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.