79th Fighter Group

87th Fighter Squadron – Ground Personnel Roster

NameRankPositionResidencyAwards / Notes
Adams, Henry W. PfcArmamentTownsend, MA
Adcock, Orville H. SgtEngineeringFlushing, MI
Adzima, Fred SgtArmamentRacine, WI
Alberts, Willard E.S/SgtEngineering
Almand, John M.M/SgtEngineeringHaynesville, LA
Anderson, Leonard C. PfcArmamentSeattle, WA
Anderson, Raymond F. CplEngineeringAlexandria, MI
Ash, John L. CplQuartermaster/SupplySomerville, MA
Asher, Herman G.T/SgtQuartermaster/SupplyNew York, NY
Ashley, George A.S/SgtQuartermaster/SupplyOgdensburg, NY
Baker, Fred L. PvtOrderly RoomIndianapolis, IN
Bane, Eustace H.MajorS-2
Barker, George L.T/SgtArmamentMoultrie, GA
Batchelor, James O.T/SgtEngineeringCoushatta, LASoldiers Medal
Beddall, Thomas W. SgtKitchenSeattle, WA
Bell, James P.1st LtEngineeringBarnwell, SC
Berg, John L. SgtArmamentReading, PA
Bergamino, Ross F.S/SgtEngineeringEast Palestine, OH
Berry, Hugh W.S/SgtEngineeringSaluda, SC
Bing, Ralph M.S/SgtEngineeringFitzgerald, GA
Bitzer, Arthur R.M/SgtEngineeringIngram, PA
Black, Herman SgtArmamentHuntington, WV
Blankenship, Ferris O. SgtEngineeringWatertown, NY
Bodger, Donald W. SgtCommunicationsAlton, IL
Boone, Ray CplKitchenSan Francisco, CA
Borchardt, Richard P.S/SgtEngineeringHutchinson, MNSoldiers Medal
Bovinet, Robert L. PfcEngineeringGalatia, IL
Bowden, Earl M. SgtArmamentHuron Town, MI
Boyd, Earl SgtArmamentSan Angelo, TX
Braswell, Edward L.S/SgtEngineeringWilmington, NC
Bredice, Emilio A. CplArmamentWaterbury, CT
Brown, Robert C.S/SgtCommunicationsColumbus, OH
Burnett, Lewis A. PfcEngineeringLynn, MA
Burnett, Raymond S.S/SgtEngineeringEast Brewton, AL
Burns, Wallace E. CplEngineeringLac du Flambeau, WI
Burrow, Thurman W.S/SgtEngineeringLinden, TX
Busch, Henry W. CplQuartermaster
Byerlee, Lloyd S.S/SgtArmamentWichita, KS
Caldon, Leonard J. CplArmamentSomerville, MA
Call, Kenneth F.S/SgtArmamentBurgettstown, PA
Casey, Edward F. CplQuartermaster/TransportPortland, ME
Cassell, Charles O. CplEngineeringMarysville, PA
Causie, Wayne J.S/SgtArmamentJackson, MI
Caverly, PhilipS/SgtEngineeringHamilton, MA
Churchill, Clyde H. PfcArmamentCharlemont, MA
Cirrito, A. J.CaptEngineeringBryn Mawr, PA
Clough, Arnold P.S/SgtS-2/OperationsMalden, MA
Cody, Roger C.CaptAdjutantSan Antonio, TX
Cohen, Albert SgtCommunicationsNew Haven, CT
Cohen, Felix CplCommunicationsNew York, NY
Coleman, Marion T.S/SgtEngineeringCarpenter, MSSoldiers Medal
Collins, Wilbur E.1st SgtOrderly RoomYoungstown, OH
Colombo, Anthony J. SgtArmamentNutter Fort, WV
Corbett, John J. PfcArmamentSan Francisco, CA
Cottage, Rudy SgtEngineeringGlenfield, PA
Couchon, Alfred CplArmamentEasthampton, MA
Coyne, Charles D.1st SgtOrderly RoomEast New Market, MD
Cozzetti, Peter R.T/SgtEngineeringSterling, CO
Craig, William F. SgtCommunicationsPatterson, NJ
Creek, Robert L. PfcOrderly/Transport
Crouss, Roland S. SgtArmamentSpringfield, MA
Cry, Charles P.S/SgtEngineeringSunnyvale, CA
Cunningham, Chas C. SgtEngineeringWarren, OH
Cuppetelli, Albert CplKitchenDetroit, MI
Damato, Lawrence J. SgtEngineeringHartford, CT
Darby, George R.T/SgtEngineeringEl Verano, CA
Daves, Roel SgtEngineeringAtlanta, GA
Deitz, Leroy N.S/SgtArmamentAnn Arbor, MI
DeShano, Norman J. CplCommunicationsAuburn, MI
Dillon, Harry J.S/SgtEngineeringKearny, NJ
Dillon, Raymond SgtS-2/Operations
DiMenna, Benjamin J. CplCommunicationsBridgeport, CT
Dionne, James H.S/SgtCommunicationsSomerville, MAPurple Heart
Doherty, Charles F. CplEngineeringEverett, MA
Donahue, Charles A.S/SgtS-2/OperationsMarysville, PABronze Star
Donahue, Daniel J.S/SgtCommunicationsFairfield, ME
Double, Wesley C.S/SgtS-2/OperationsNew Castle, PA
Dowd, Arthur J.S/SgtS-2/OperationsArlington, MA
Dozeman, MiltonS/SgtArmamentLeeland, MI
Drum, Robert F.T/SgtOrderly RoomRockville Centre, NY
Ducoff, Charles J.T/SgtEngineeringGalveston, TX
Dunphy, Frederick E. SgtArmamentSouth Portland, ME
Eckelbarger, Dale K.S/SgtEngineeringIthaca, MI
Eide, Lloyd T. SgtCommunicationsGlasgow, MTBronze Star
Einstandig, Harry1st LtPersonal EquipmentIndianapolis, IN
Erickson, Eddy O.S/SgtOrderly RoomChicago, IL
Falin, John D. PfcArmament
Farmer, Howard J.S/SgtEngineeringVancouver, WA
Farmer, Ralph E.S/SgtEngineeringVancouver, WASoldiers Medal
Ferreira, Manuel F. CplArmamentAttleboro, MA
Flynn, Roger C. CplKitchenFt. Wadsworth, NY
Fogel, Herbert W.MajorExecutive
Ford, Robert Q. CplCommunicationsLowell, NCDied in line of duty
Foy, James B. SgtArmamentWinton-Salem, NC
Francoeur, Romeo A. CplArmamentWarren, RI
Freedman, Sam M. SgtS-2/OperationsChicago, IL
Gallagher, George W.S/SgtOrderly RoomBrooklyn, NY
Gardner, Bill R.M/SgtEngineeringSan Antonio, TXBronze Star
Garner, Willard J.S/SgtArmamentSan Francisco, CA
Gathers, Leonard D. SgtArmamentErie, PA
Gibbins, Thomas R. SgtEngineeringMcAlester, OK
Gibson, Marion SgtCommunicationsHuntsville, AL
Gilbert, Robert W. SgtArmamentRutland, VT
Giniusz, John CplArmamentMillers Falls, MA
Goldfarb, Edwin CplArmamentBronx, NY
Goodman, Samuel SgtCommunicationsBrooklyn, NY
Goodrell, William W.S/SgtEngineeringBell, CA
Gower, William A. SgtArmamentGreensburg, PASoldiers Medal
Griffin, Roger F. CplArmamentGlendive, MT
Grochowski, Ches. Z. CplEngineeringNorthampton, MA
Gutkowski, Raymond J. CplKitchenMilwaukee, WI
Haddaway, Thomas J. CplArmament
Hammond, Edward L. CplEngineering
Hanlon, Robert J. SgtArmamentTamaqua, PA
Hardin, Kenneth E. CplCommunications
Harrell, PlatoT/SgtArmamentColumbia, NCLegion of Merit
Harsh, Cecil J. CplEngineeringSuperior, WI
Hassler, Harold C. H. SgtKitchenRockingham, NC
Hatt, Harold V.S/SgtLansing, MI
Haynes, John H.S/SgtEngineeringMontague, TX
Henke, Leo M. SgtEngineeringBloomington, KS
Henry, Richard M.S/SgtArmamentCorsicana, TX
Henslee, William J. CplMedicsRabun Gap, GA
Hines, Donald E. CplArmament
Hipps, Dennis A. CplKitchenMorganton, NC
Hogue, Thomas R. T/SgtCommunicationsWest Middlesex, PA
Holman, William G. SgtArmamentLexington, MO
Houde, Russell H. PfcMedics
Hoyt, Dale L.S/SgtCommunicationsPullman, MI
Hunsaker, Rolfe H. PvtArmamentKingmont, WV
Hunt, Emmett E. CplCommunications
Hutchinson, Edwin B.M/SgtEngineeringVictoria, TX
Ibaugh, George F.S/SgtEngineeringColumbia, PA
Ingman, LavernS/SgtCommunicationsWheaton, MN
Ison, Napoleon P.S/SgtArmament
Johnson, Earl E.S/SgtEngineeringSt. Louis, MOSoldiers Medal
Johnson, Ray P.1st LtOrdnanceWestwood, NJ
Johnson, William J. SgtEngineeringHamburg, AR
Johnstone, Harlen N. CplQuartermaster/TransportKemp, TX
Jonas, Lloyd P.1st LtCommunicationsWest Medford, MA
Jones, Charles A.CaptTransportation
Juptner, Joseph P.S/SgtEngineeringDetroit, MI
Kane, Lawrence J. PvtEngineeringChicago, IL
Kelly, Chester J. CplArmamentCovington, KY
Kelly, John J. SgtArmamentMelrose, MA
Kelton, Gerald P. SgtArmamentAthens, VT
Klimesh, Frank M. SgtEngineering
Kline, William J.T/SgtEngineeringRoanoke, VA
Knight, Howard H.S/SgtEngineeringWaterloo, IA
Knox, James M. T/5Medics
Kohlhoff, Richard F. PvtEngineeringBaltimore, MD
Koschak, Andrew J. CplEngineeringHudson, PA
Koszalinski, Eugene PfcEngineering
Krohn, John S. SgtArmamentCrandon, WI
Kwiatkowski, Edward E. SgtKitchenMarkesan, WI
Laliberte, Ernest L. SgtArmamentCentral Falls, RI
Lamborn, Robert F. SgtArmamentLeavenworth, KS
Langhoff, John E.T/SgtEngineeringNew Orleans, LA
Lanier, Jefferson C. CplEngineeringAtlanta, GA
Lankford, Charles C.S/SgtCommunicationsElsmere, DE
Leslie, Leonard CplKitchenWebster, MA
Linder, Kenneth C.S/SgtCommunicationsFullerton, PA
Lommori, Bernard D.S/SgtEngineeringAlbuquerque, NM
Looper, George S. CplEngineeringGastonia, NC
Loscalzo, Rocco A.S/SgtEngineeringHartfield, CT
Lowe, Otis K. PvtEngineeringSan Francisco, CA
Lozar, Roy E.S/SgtEngineeringRoseville, CA
Lucas, Manuel SgtArmamentNew Bedford, MA
Lukas, Anthony CplArmamentHartford, CT
Luten, Jesse E. CplArmamentMineral Wells, TX
Maas, Edward C.S/SgtEngineeringBenton Harbor, MI
Mace, Grover J. CplArmamentNew Middletown, OH
Magness, Stephen L.MajorSquadron Flight Surgeon
Maneval, Herbert H. PfcKitchenJersey Shore, PA
Manginelli, Leonard P. CplKitchenBrooklyn, NY
Mann, Linwood E.T/SgtCommunicationsConroe, TX
Marcoe, Edwin J. SgtCommunications
Marks, Joe F.1st LtOrdnanceHanford, CA
Martin, Bernard C. SgtEngineeringBerlin, NY
Martinez, Henry A.S/SgtEngineering
Matthews, Hugh J.S/SgtCommunicationsBrooklyn, NY
Mattingly, Charles G. SgtCommunicationsGorham, IL
Mavis, Alvin M.CaptAdjutantSpringfield, IL
Mayes, Robert A.T/SgtEngineeringWeir, TX
McAvoy, Roger J.S/SgtEngineeringForest Park, IL
McDaniel, Cleo SgtArmamentLeesville, LA
McDonnell, Earl J. CplArmamentManitowoc, WI
McGraw, James A. SgtCommunicationsCharlotte, NC
McGuire, James E. SgtCommunicationsTeaneck, NJ
McHan, Jesse M. CplEngineeringBlanket, TX
McIntosh, Thomas A. SgtArmamentEdgerton, WI
McKay, James S. SgtArmamentGuin, AL
Medley, Lewis E. CplKitchenRoanoke, VA
Melonakis, Pete M.S/SgtEngineeringDenver, CO
Menzel, Earl E.T/SgtArmamentWaconia, WI
Merriman, Alexander H.S/SgtMedicsBristol, CT
Miners, Kenneth H. CplEngineeringCharlotte, NC
Minor, Fred L. CplEngineeringAltus, OK
Moore, Robert L. SgtQuartermaster/SupplyCortland, NY
Morgan, Ralph J.M/SgtCommunicationsCharlotte, NC
Morissette, Archie T/SgtArmamentIsland Pond, VT
Morris, Jack L. SgtEngineeringRydal, GA
Moscatello, Carmine SgtArmamentBronx, NY
Mullen, Floyd L.S/SgtEngineeringDetroit, MISoldiers Medal
Mulligan, Edmond J. PvtEngineeringCarnegie, PA
Murphy, Irving W. CplArmament
Murray, George E.T/SgtEngineeringAmericus, GA
Myers, Ray W.M/SgtEngineeringDanville, IL
Nadata, David PfcArmamentBrooklyn, NY
Nattrass, Hans S.S/SgtArmamentRolette, ND
Nero, Vincent J.S/SgtEngineeringPhiladelphia, PABronze Star
Nichols, Robert S. CplEngineeringRedmond, OR
Oberlin, Harry B. SgtEngineeringElsie, MI
O’Connor, Paul J.CaptMedical OfficerWorcester, MA
Olson, Norris O. SgtEngineeringClermont, IA
Ooley, Olan H.S/SgtArmamentAtascadero, CA
Ortega, David SgtOrderly RoomLos Angeles, CA
Osip, Louis J. SgtEngineeringEverson, PA
Overman, Winfred C. CplArmamentHillsboro, NC
Owings, Forrest R. SgtCommunicationsTemple City, CA
Quinn, John J. CplMedicsWaltham, MA
Paperniak, Stanley F. CplEngineeringPhiladelphia, PA
Park, Eugene W.M/SgtArmamentHutchinson, KS
Perry, George A. SgtArmamentBrooklyn, NY
Peterman, William M. CplArmamentButler, GA
Phillips, Arthur L.S/SgtQuartermaster/TransportBuford, GA
Phillips, Richard A. SgtArmamentEast Boston, MA
Poczciwinski, Henry L. SgtEngineeringBuffalo, NY
Porter, Ralph V.MajorExecutiveDetroit, MI
Raco, James T.T/SgtEngineeringFresno, CA
Rakestraw, Russell L.S/SgtEngineeringMuskegon Heights, MI
Raleigh, Charles L.S/SgtKitchenMacon, GA
Randolph, Truman W.T/SgtEngineeringLebanon, MS
Rathke, LaVerne H. CplArmamentEau Claire, WI
Raymond, Russell SgtEngineering
Rendon, John P. CplQuartermaster/TransportPueblo, CO
Richards, George R. SgtEngineeringCharlotte, NC
Roark, SherrillS/SgtEngineeringHouston, TX
Robertson, William H.CaptIntelligenceFinchville, KY
Robinson, George J. SgtArmamentBronx, NY
Rodich, Matthew A.S/SgtEngineering
Rollinson, Bruce H.S/SgtQuartermaster/TransportSwartz, LA
Rominger, Lester D. CplArmamentOttumwa, IA
Roscher, George S. PfcArmamentRichmond, VA
Rossi, Dominic1st LtAssistant IntelligenceChicago, IL
Roth, Philip G. SgtCommunicationsPortland, OR
Rubin, Norman M. CplOrderly RoomBrooklyn, NY
Rushton, Richard D.T/SgtCommunicationsSidney, NYDied in line of duty
Russo, Michael A.S/SgtEngineeringWorcester, MA
Rybock, Harry A. CplCommunicationsGlasgow, MT
Rymenams, Frank J. H. CplKitchenRacine, WA
Saggus, George M.1st LtPersonnel & Assistant Supply
Saggus, Milton F.1st LtPersonnel
Saj, Stephen P.S/SgtKitchenSpringfield, MA
Saltzman, Edward V.S/SgtEngineeringGueydan, LA
Saunders, Robert E. CplQuartermaster/TransportHoneoye Falls, NY
Savage, Richard G.S/SgtEngineeringFt. Wayne, IN
Scanlon, John P.1st LtSupply & MessMinneapolis, MN
Schneider, Philip H. CplCommunicationsBrooklyn, NY
Schoen, Lawrence A. CplCommunicationsGladstone, NE
Schubert, Wilbur R.S/SgtEngineeringPittsburg, PA
Schuster, Siegfried SgtEngineeringFlushing, NY
Schwanitz, Clarence J. PfcEngineeringCleveland, OH
Servis, Leonard W.S/SgtEngineeringNewark, NJ
Sesky, Stanley V. SgtEngineeringYoungstown, OH
Shankles, Ellwyn D. PfcQuartermaster/TransportFt. Payne, AL
Shapira, Elliott K.CaptIntelligenceBrookline, MA
Shugart, Leslie A.S/SgtEngineeringYadkinville, NC
Siddoway, Gail R. SgtCommunicationsOakley, UT
Sidorowicz, Henry P.S/SgtEngineeringLong Island City, NY
Sims, Sim K.T/SgtEngineeringShawnee, OK
Smith, John E. SgtEngineeringLlano, TX
Smith, Nelt E. CplEngineeringAlbion, MI
Smith, Wayne F.S/SgtOrderly RoomLos Angeles, CA
Snook, Walter B.S/SgtEngineeringMaricopa, CA
Stroup, John H.S/SgtEngineeringGravelton, MO
Stuart, Donald H. SgtEngineering
Sullivan, Sterling J.S/SgtEngineeringKinmundy, IL
Sweet, Leonard A.CplArmament
Switzer, Robert P.S/SgtEngineeringWoodbourne, NY
Tallen, Stanley M.S/SgtEngineeringEmporia, KS
Tallmadge, Edward C.1st LtAssistant Intelligence
Tarczueski, John F. SgtEngineeringShelburn, IN
Taylor, Robert C. CplKitchen
Teal, Alvin R.S/SgtEngineeringAverill Park, NYSoldiers Medal
Thomas, Henry C. SgtCommunicationsBuffalo, NY
Thomazin, Glenn L.S/SgtEngineeringSt. Edward, NE
Thompson, Lloyd P.S/SgtEngineeringParis, TX
Thompson, Wilburn E.S/SgtEngineeringRussellville, MO
Thuillier, Marcel L. SgtKitchenLowell, MA
Tiemann, William E. SgtEngineeringBaltimore, MD
Totten, George R.S/SgtArmamentWindsor, CT
Trafton, Earl J. SgtQuartermaster/TransportRichmondville, NY
Traut, Roy V. CplArmament
Turbeville, Allen K. CplCommunicationsHammond, IN
Turner, Richard R. SgtCommunicationsBrookville, OH
Turner, Wallace H. CplMedicsCleveland, GA
Van Cleave, Chester T.S/SgtEngineeringAlbuquerque, NM
Van der Ploeg, Herm. L S/SgtEngineeringKanawha, IA
Vint, Charles R. SgtKitchenFredericksburg, VA
Violette, Joseph L. F.S/SgtEngineeringSkowhegan, ME
Walker, Charles G. SgtEngineeringMillport, PA
Watters, Clarence E.S/SgtEngineering
Watts, Rufus T.S/SgtArmamentGreenville, MI
Weatherford, Leon H. CplMedicsDarlington, SC
Weaver, Loren D. SgtEngineeringMarion, IN
Webb, Lewis M. PfcKitchenNashville, TN
Weber, Robert G. CplArmamentPortage, PA
Weems, Troy E.S/SgtEngineeringChicago, IL
Welch, Roy M.T/SgtArmamentEl Monte, CA
White, Leonard D. PfcCommunicationsAbilene, TX
White, Raymond T. CplArmamentStrawberry Plains, TN
Wiggs, Leonard P. SgtKitchenMarshfield, OR
Williams, Walter B. H. SgtKitchen
Winegar, Donald R. SgtArmamentFort Anne, NY
Wnukowski, Raymond P. SgtCommunicationsBuffalo, NY
Wollangk, ArdenS/SgtArmamentOshkosh, WI
Yost, Raymond E. SgtArmamentFall River, MA
Young, Billy M.T/SgtCommunicationsDike, TX
Young, John I. PfcKitchenNewark, NJ
Zigmantanis, Charles V. CplQuartermaster/TransportSugar Notch, PA
Zusman, Julius CplQuartermaster/SupplyCincinnati, OH

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.