79th Fighter Group

86th Fighter Squadron – Ground Personnel Roster

NameRankPositionResidencyAwards / Notes
Alger, George T.CplTech. SupplyNew York, NY
Allen, Herman R.S/SgtOps Dept HeadLoyall, KYBronze Star
Allyn, Harrison S.CplOrdnanceCaribou, ME
Andrews, Edward G.SgtEngineering-Instrument SpecDurham, NC
Anton, George W.PfcOrdnanceBirmingham, AL
Argabrite, Kenneth F.PvtCookSpencer, WV
Ball, Richard M.SgtEngineeringRoyal Oak, MI
Barck, Gordon W.SgtS-2 ClerkLos Angeles, CA
Baumann, John A.S/SgtEngineering ChiefPasadena, CA
Baumann, Richard J.S/SgtMechanic-D FlightPasadena, CA
Beatty, Harry D.MSgtArmamentOil City, PA
Beaty, Ray C.S/SgtMechanic-C FlightCharlotte, NCBronze Star
Beeson, Lawrence J.T/SgtArmamentCrawford, COSoldiers Medal
Belyea, Wesley W.CplKitchenWaterville, ME
Benedict, Webster W.SgtOrdnanceMelrose, MA
Bennett, Harvey C.S/SgtMechanic-C FlightMontpelier, IN
Benson, Lawrence O.S/SgtFlight Chief-D FlightDallas, TXBronze Star
Berry, Byron V.S/SgtMechanic-D FlightBelmont, NC
Bickford, Jesse A.SgtCook
Binning, Hugh A.S/SgtEngineeringCoshocton, OH
Bishop, RudolphCplKitchenCass City, MI
Blair, Donald C.S/SgtCrew ChiefPulaski, IA
Blanton, Robert C.S/SgtMechanic-D FlightNickell, KY
Boheim, Peter R.SgtCookTomahawk, WI
Boisvert, Ralph M.T/SgtFlight Chief-C FlightHolcombe, WIBronze Star
Boone, Edgar T.S/SgtEngineering-Parachute RiggerDurham, NCBronze Star
Bower, Walter J.S/SgtMechanicN. Sacramento, CA
Bowers, Charles M.SgtCookElkton, MD
Bozin, JerryPvt
Brenner, MauriceCplMedicsBrooklyn, NY
Brenner, PhilipSgtOrderly RoomBrooklyn, NY
Brooks, John L.CaptAdjutantLas Vegas, NV
Brooks, Maurice W.SgtCommunicationsCarthage, IN
Brooks, Stanley J.PvtTransportationStaten Island, NY
Brown, Donald J.S/SgtMechanic-C FlightOak Park, IL
Brown, John F.S/SgtCookBelmont, NC
Brown, Robert S.CaptS-2Decatur, ILBronze Star
Brown, Walter H.CplArmamentFairhaven, MASoldiers Medal
Brownley, John K.S/SgtCommunicationsBaltimore, MD
Bryan, David L.S/SgtCommunicationsWilson, NC
Builor, J. C.CplKitchenValier, IL
Bullock, John H.S/SgtMechanic-D FlightCold Brook, NY
Bunch, M. B.CplArmamentCelina, TX
Burnell, William T.SgtOrdnanceColumbus, OH
Buss, Reuben W.M/SgtEngineering-InspectorHouston, TX
Caddell, Harold T.CplArmamentBucklin, KS
Cardinale, Salvatore P.CplTech SupplyPittsburg, CA
Carroll, John C.SgtTransportation
Cassatta, JohnPvt
Champagne, Romeo J.SgtEngineering-CarpenterWebster, NHBronze Star
Chapman, CurtisCplMedicsSummerville, GA
Ciber, Mathew A.PfcOperationsWilmington, DE
Cicero, Salvatore P.ArmamentKansas City, MO
Cipriano, Frank C.SgtCommunicationsJersey City, NJ
Clark, Dennis A.PfcCommunicationsWisconsin Rapids, WI
Clay, Troy W.S/SgtEngineering-WelderBranchland, WV
Clements, John P.CplMedicsColumbus, GA
Cloran, Joseph J.S/SgtTech SupplyDorchester, MA
Cole, Harrison D.S/SgtMechanic-A FlightCollege Point, NY
Cole, Kermit L.CplArmamentOgdensburg, NY
Colmer, Ralph A.T/SgtEngineering-Sheet MetalMansfield, IL
Conner, Roland L.M/SgtEngineering-B FlightBrumley, MO
Consoli, Pasquale J.CplEngineering
Costa, Carman J.S/SgtMechanic-A FlightTrenton, NJ
Croom, William E.SgtTransportationFayetteville, NC
Crowe, John E.SgtEngineering-PainterN Collingswood, NJ
Cullen Henry E.SgtS-2Lynn, MA
Cunningham, Paul J.S/SgtCommunicationsNew Rochelle, NY
Curry, Jack E.S/SgtMechanic-D FlightDurham, NC
Curtis, Edward L.SgtOrdnanceWinchester, NH
Cvengros, Edward T.SgtEngineering-Prop SpecialistIronwood, MI
Daigle, Laurence L.SgtMechanic-C FlightHartford, CT
Davidoff, Carl J.CplMechanic-D FlightBrooklyn, NY
Davies, James E.S/SgtMechanic, B FlightBaltimore,, MD
Dawson, Lester M.SgtEngineering-Gas Bowser OperRome, GA
Deaver, John L.SgtCommunicationsBluff Dale, TX
DeAngelis, Edward V.SgtCommunicationsAltoona, PA
Deis, Charles R.1st LtCommunicationsGilliam, MO
DeSalvo, Nicolino O.SgtMechanic-D FlightMedford, MA
Devio, Paul F.S/SgtS-2 Dept HeadBuffalo, NYBronze Star
DeWitt, George V.CplArmament
Dobeck, Homer E.SgtCommunicationsNew Martinsville, WV
Douglas, Clarence L.T/SgtFlights
Doyle, William V.T/SgtCommunicationsSlidell, TXBronze Star
Drolshagen, George G.S/SgtMechanic-B FlightNorth Bergen NJLegion of Merit
Eddy, Bruce E.S/SgtMechanic-D FlightBeaumont, TX
Eichhorst, Charles E.SgtMechanic-A FlightChicago, ILSoldiers Medal
Eldredge, Arch B.PfcTransportationSanta Clara, CA
Eme, Glenn L.PfcKitchenFt. Wayne, IN
Ervin, Gerald V.S/SgtCrew Chief-B FlightDetroit, MIKIA
Fanning, Robert F.S/SgtEngineering-ClerkGeneva, NY
Ferguson, Thomas C.S/SgtMechanic-C FlightDallas, TX
Fillmore, Russell A.S/SgtTech SupplyLake Odessa, MI
Forbes, Jamie V.PfcMechanic-A FlightGulfport, MS
Ford, Charles W.S/SgtArmamentCentertown, KY
Fortunato, Anthony TCplArmamentHartford, CT
Foster, John M.1st SgtOrderlyBrule, NE
Frazier, John M.CplArmamentBayonne, NJ
Frazier, William R.MSgtEngineering-A FlightOakland, CA
Freeman, Robert L.S/SgtMechanic-A FlightSan Rafael, CA
Gaines, Wayne G.CplQM SupplySardis, MSBronze Star
Geers, Joseph G.SgtKitchenRichmond, MN
Genovese, Joseph1st LtAssÕt S-2Albany, NY
Gibbons, Richard G.S/SgtMedics Dept HeadCaldwell, NJ
Giles, Meredith A.S/SgtC Flight
Glanton, Dennis J.SgtArmamentE. Rochester, NY
Glover, Darwin E.CplEngineering
Golden, Joseph W.SgtCommunicationsChicago, IL
Good, Lloyd T.T/SgtEngineering-Line ChiefMt. Vernon, WALegion of Merit
Grabill, Arville S.SgtArmamentImler, PA
Green, PrestonSgtCommunicationsSpottsville, KY
Habianec, TonyCplKitchenCleveland, OH
Halcomb, EstleSgtCommunications
Hall, Hollis E.SgtArmamentLos Angeles, CA
Harasiemowicz, Frank J.SgtChemical Warfare
Harper, William K.SgtArmamentJoseph, OR
Henderson, Kenneth L.S/SgtArmament-PhotographerBrooklyn, NY
Hendricks, William R.SgtMess Sergeant
Hernik, Joseph J.CplMedicsBuffalo, NY
Heske, John H.S/SgtArmamentHannover, NDSoldiers Medal
Hessee, Earl WS/SgtEngineering-MechanicMorehead City, NC
Hewitt, Wayne F.CplArmamentEllinwood, KS
Hitt, Ray L.SgtA FlightLos Angeles, CA
Hoffas, Edwin C.Pvt
Holstegge, Bernard L.CaptEngineeringLittle Rock, ARBronze Star
Holt, Herman W.SgtArmamentMarshall, TXSoldiers Medal
Hornsby, Truman A.T/SgtSquadron Supply
Houde, Russell H.PfcMedics
Howard, Charlie M.PfcTransportationFt. Lauderdale, FL
Huff, Harold I.S/SgtMechanic-A FlightFlat River, MOBronze Star
Hurt, Gus L.SgtArmamentAlmo, KY
Jackson, Charles F.CaptIntelligence
Jackson, Robert P.SgtMechanic, B-FlightDenver, CO
Jenkins, William B.SgtB Flight
Jones, Frank A.S/SgtEngineeringGriffin, GA
Jozokas, AlbinT/SgtOrdnance Section ChiefMethuen, MABronze Star
Juden, Elmer F.S/SgtOps ClerkErie, PA
Juhl, AlexS/SgtMechanic-B FlightOakland, CASoldiers Medal
Julseth, Donald L.S/SgtClassification SpecialistStoughton, WI
Justice, John W.S/SgtEngineering-Vehicle InspectorTurlock, CASoldiers Medal
Kahn, Charles H.CplSpecial ServiceChicago, IL
Kallestad, Ervin O.SgtArmamentCoeur dÕAlene, ID
Kaufman, Frank M.2nd LtOrdnance
Keirsey, Joe F.SgtArmamentSanta Ana, CA
Kemp, Andrew L.CplCookChicago, IL
Kendricks, Capt
Killewald, Matthew J.S/SgtFlightsMt. Clemens, MI
Kinscherf, David G.CplArmamentWoodhaven, NY
Kitelinger, Howard V.PfcTech SupplyUnion City, PA
Klausen, Edward L.T/SgtFlight Chief-A FlightHobart, IN
Klingman, BarrettSgtEngineering-ClerkIndianapolis, IN
Klosky, John B.PfcArmamentGlendale, NYSoldiers Medal
Knight, Elmo M.SgtCommunicationsBurlington, WWA
Kratz, Joseph L.T/SgtCommunicationsNew Philadelphia, OH
Krezel, AlbinS/SgtArmamentDetroit, MISoldiers Medal
Kriemelmeyer, Joseph O. SgtTransportation-Sect ChiefWashington, DCBronze Star
Lagana, JohnPfcArmamentBrooklyn, NYSoldiers Medal
Lantow, Norman B.CplArmamentMarinette, WI
Lantz, John E.S/SgtEngineering-Instrument SpecStillwell, KS
Lautenschlager, Doyle G. CplArmamentCanal Fulton, OH
Lee, Ralph C.PfcArmamentDetroit, MI
Lesino, William C.PfcCommunicationsW. Orange, NJ
Libbert, Raymond L.M/SgtLine ChiefTulsa, OK
Lingle, Harvey L.CplEngineering-Gas Bowser OperIrvington, AL
Loadenthal, SidneyT/SgtFlightsPhiladelphia, PA
Lofthus, ThelmanSgtArmamentBagley, MN
Lucente, Fred J.CplS-2 ClerkHibbing, MN
Lupi, Hugo J.CplKitchenKenosha, WI
Mahoney, John T.1st LtTech Supply-Pers EquipÕtStoughton, MA
Mailhot, Wilfred J.SgtEngineering-MechanicManchester, NHBronze Star
Malone, Richard L.PvtArmamentBellingham, WA
Maratta, Robert C.S/SgtMechanic-B FlightAvondale, OH
Marcoe, Edwin J.CommunicationsFond du Lac, WI
Marland, Robert T.CplEngineering-Gas Bowser OperAuburn, NY
Martin, Johnnie W.SgtCommunicationsLittle Rock, AR
Martin, Kirby G.S/SgtTransportationRoosevelt, OK
Martin, William T.PfcKitchen Elmore, AL
Maschewski, Albert R.SgtArmamentEldorado Springs, MO
Matteson, Dale E. CplCommunicationsAkeley, MN
McAbee, William H.MSgtLine ChiefChicopee Falls, MA
McClanahan, Virgil W.PfcOps & S2 Clerk Maxie, VA
McCord, George W.PfcCommunicationsLowell, MA
McCreary, Harry J.CplArmamentKansas City, MO
McGrath, Everly J.SgtEngineering-PainterLos Angeles, CA
McKay, Wayne R.S/SgtFlightsFall River, WI
McKenzie, Homer W.MajExecutive OfficerCorpus Christi, TX
Michei, JohnCplEngineering-Sheet MetalDetroit, MIDetroit, MI
Milling, Herbert H.T/SgtArmamentWanilla, MS
Mitchell, John W.S/Sgt
Morrell, Lester O.PfcMedicsSouth Norwalk, CT
Morris, Harold L.CplKitchen Niagara Falls, NY
Mowers, Earl W.PfcQM SupplySchenectady, NY
Mueller, Louise P.S/SgtMechanic-A flight Chicago, IL
Naeger, Arthur J.PfcOrdnanceCrystal City, MOSoldiers Medal
Natoli, Bartholomew A.S/SgtArmamentBrooklyn, NY
Neberman, Donald E.T/SgtCommunicationsBeloit, WIBronze Star
Negethon, Donald V.S/SgtMechanic-C FlightOmaha, NB
Nelson, Reid P.CplGas Bowser Operator-B FlightThornton, ID
Nivins, Henry S/SgtMechanic-D FlightAkron, OHSoldiers Medal
Nix, James R.CplMedics
Nobes, William E.PvtTransportation Los Angeles, CA
Noonan, Edward J.CplEngineering-MechanicJersey City, NJ
Nordin, Windsor R.CplArmament
Nunley, Silas C. CplOrdnanceAltamont, TN
O'Brien, Thomas A.SgtFlightsSuffield, MA
O’Neal, Kenneth J.CplArmamentLewiston, ID
Ortman, George E.S/SgtCommunications
Osley, GeorgeCplOrdnanceJordanville, NY
Palumbo, BrunoS/SgtMechanic-B FlightMedfield, MA
Parent, Ernest L.S/SgtCommunicationsSpringfield, MA
Pederson, Milton V.CplIntelligence
Penso, Joseph B.S/SgtMechanic-A FlightBrooklyn, NY
Pety, Charles A.CaptAdjutantMt. Pleasant, MI
Phillips, Herman J.SgtArmamentBelfast, ME
Poirier, Louis W.CplArmamentBrockton, MA
Polack, Edward B.CaptAssistant Intelligence
Pomakis, StephenCplArmament-PhotographerSalem, MA
Poole, Wilton A.SgtFlightsDuncanville, AL
Pratt, Harry J.S/SgtArmamentOld Laguna, NM
Pulis, Merritt A.S/SgtMechanic-A FlightPago Park, NYBronze Star
Reese, James C.SgtOperations Clerk
Renfro, Jack R.S/SgtMechanic-C FlightSan Antonio, TX
Reynolds, George L.S/SgtOrderlyDixon, ILBronze Star
Rettew, John W.CplQM SupplyMooresville, NC
Rice, Benjamin B.S/SgtB Flight
Richardson, Grady B.SgtMechanic-A FlightGrand Prairie, TX
Richmond, Eugene J.SgtCookPittsburgh, PA
Risvas, LeonidasCplArmamentDorchester, MA
Ritchie, Merlin L.SgtQM Supply ClerkAlbemarle, NC
Robinson, Bernard V.CplMedicsOxford, ALSoldiers Medal
Robinson, Dennis H.CaptFlight Surgeon
Robinson, Henry P.CplTransportation
Rook, Raymond P.CplArmamentSoldiers Medal
Rose, Eddie F.M/SgtCommunications-Section ChiefMalden, NCBronze Star
Rose, Joseph F.S/SgtFlightsOakland, CA
Ross, Frank P.CplStratford, CT
Roth, Henry G.T/SgtQM Supply-Section ChiefSan Antonio, TX
Sabin, Floyd L.SgtArmamentSomerset, PASoldiers Medal
Sabluski, FrankCplOrdnanceNashua, NH
Sanborn, DonCplArmament
Sanders, Joseph R.S/SgtOrderly RoomPerry, OK
Saslowsky, SidneyPfcOrdnance-Chemical WarfareBrooklyn, NY
Sawyer, HermanCplOrdnanceSullivan, NH
Schilling, Henry B.S/SgtFlightsWadesboro, LA
Schmidt, Marcellus F.SgtArmamentHays, KS
Schneider, Paul P.SgtEngineering-Gas Bowser OperMt. Vernon, IN
Schwanitz, Clarence J. PfcEngineeringCleveland, OH
Scobee, Alvie O.CplTransportationSelma, KS
Scott, Allen D.PfcTransportationBatesville, AR
Searey, EverittCplOrdnanceKeene, NH
Selepak, MikeSgtOrdnanceBeaverdale, PA
Selhost, Howard E.S/SgtFlightsRock Island, IL
Selke, DwayneS/SgtMechanic-A FlightRedwood Falls, MN
Selnser, James Y.SgtTech SupplyColeraine, MN
Sernoffsky, Max A.S/SgtEngineering-Prop SpecialistEast Amherst, NY
Shannon, Lloyd A.CplCommunicationsPeoria, IL
Sharer, Richard W.CplCommunicationsRoaring Springs, PA
Shaw, Albert M.CplOrdnanceBuckfield, ME
Shaw, Stephen Z.M/SgtArmament-Section ChiefColorado Springs, COBronze Star
Shay, Clyd W.T/SgtCommunicationsSan Francisco, CA
Shedlock, JohnSgtOrdnanceDunlo, PASoldiers Medal
Sheedy, George M.S/SgtOrdnanceStoneham, MASoldiers Medal
Sheeley, William H.CplOrderly ClerkChicago, IL
Short, Eddie B.CplArmamentMonmouth, IL
Shuping, Bates S.T/SgtFlightsMadera, CA
Shymanski, William T.CplOrderly RoomBrooklyn, NY
Smith, George L.SgtFlightsPocatello, ID
Sochor, Charles M.SgtArmamentChicago, IL
Solley, Melvin D.T/SgtFlight Chief-B FlightMarlow, OKBronze Star
Soranno, RoccoT/SgtEngineering-ElectricalMorristown, NJ
Spencer, Kenneth W.
Starrett, Fred D.S/SgtEngineering-Prop SpecialistCharleston, WV
Stem, William A.CaptMedicalWashington, DC
Stevens, Harold W.CplTransportationChicago, IL
Stoke, Elden W.S/SgtTransportationIndianapolis, IN
Streeter, Charles P.CplEngineering-Gas Bowser OperWestfield, PA
Sullivan, Edward J.Pfc
Sutherland, Robert C.S/SgtMechanic-B FlightChesterfield, MA
Sutton, Milton W.CplKitchenToledo, OH
Sweeney, Myron J.CplQM SupplyJeffers, MN
Sweet, Leonard A. CplArmament
Tackett, William E.CplEngineering-Parachute RiggerMcKinney, TX
Tedeschi, Joseph A.CplMechanic-B FlightIron Mountain, MI
Teeter, Charles S.SgtMechanic-C FlightPortland, OR
Terrill, Rice M.MajExecutive OfficerWashington, DC
Thompson, J.Cpl
Thompson, James B.PvtCookCharleston, WV
Toaddy, Thomas V.SgtFlightsCleveland, OH
Todd, Jack R.CplOrdnanceWhite Hall, IL
Todt, William P.CplOrdnanceW. Loust Hills, NY
Totherow, William D.SgtArmamentGadsden, AL
Trettel, Charles M.CplRadio
Underwood, Creed C.SgtKitchenKnoxville, TN
Vare, Joseph J.S/SgtEngineering-ClerkPhiladelphia, PA
Vittone, Camillo A.SgtKitchenOttawa, IL
Volberg, Raymond H.T/SgtTech Supply-Section ChiefRidgewood, NYBronze Star
Waldron, Joseph E.S/SgtOrdnanceOklahoma City, OK
Wallach, Robert K.S/SgtC Flight
Walyel, Joe R.M/SgtEngineeringCameron, TX
Warner, Burton A.S/SgtOrdnanceWest Hartford, CT
Weaver, Daniel L.S/SgtCommunicationsCleveland, OH
Weems, MillerT/SgtArmamentPioneer, LA
Welc, Bernard S.SgtMechanic-D FlightDetroit, MI
Wilcox, Dale O.PvtCookMuncie, IN
Wilfong, Theodore R.M/SgtLine ChiefKeipu, WV
Wilson, Carl C.S/SgtArmamentMonahans, TX
Wilson, JohnSgtKitchen
Wnenta, John G.CplArmorerBrookhaven, NY
Wright, Philip L.CaptTrans.,Tech. Sly., S-2
Young, William J.CplTransportationPhiladelphia, PA
Zane, George H.S/SgtEngineering-MechanicSanta Monica, CA
Zigmantanis, Charles V. CplQuartermaster/TransportSugar Notch, PA
Zydel, Walter E.S/SgtOrderlyBrooklyn, NY

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.