79th Fighter Group

87th Fighter Squadron Pilot Roster

AcMoody, Gordon R.1st LtColdwater, MIDFC, 1 OLC, Air Medal91 
Adair, Asa A.1st LtAlderson, WVDFC, Air Medal & 8 OLCs72
Adkins, Damon E.1st LtOak Hill, WVDFC, Air Medal57MIA
Aldrich, Donald J.1st LtChicago, ILDFC, Air Medal73
Allen, Burke F.2nd LtFalconer, NYAir Medal & 4 OLCs65MIA
Anderson, Herbert A.1st LtDixon, MODFC, Air Medal74KIA
Anderson, Wyman D.1st LtBeaver Dam, WISilver Star, DFC, Air Medal & 10 OLCs82
Bagian, PhilipCaptPhiladelphia, PASilver Star, DFC, British DFC, Soldiers Medal,
Purple Heart, Air Medal & 4 OLCs
120
Baker, Duane S.CaptCarbondale, PADFC, Air Medal & 2 OLCs91
Baker, Thomas M.1st LTHampton VADFC, Air Medal & 2 OLCs94
Balega, John L.1st LtShamokin, PADFC, Air Medal & 1 OLC95
Bartley, Harry E. 2nd LtSarver, PADFC & OLC, Air Medal & 1 OLC82KIA
Beck, John L.MajorPost Falls, IDBritish DFC, DFC & 2 OLCs, AM+6 OLCs170
Bell Gordon A.CaptTacoma, WASilver Star, DFC, AM=2 OLCs153KIA
Benito, Joe M.CaptTampa, FLDFC, Air Medal & 3 OLCs93
Berinati, Leo G.CaptBrooklyn, NYDFC, Air Medal & 9 OLCs81
Bitting, Robert M.1st LtQuincy, FL31
Blassingham, James H.1st LtNorfolk, VADFC, Air Medal & 1 OLC49POW
Blumenshein, Donald R.1st LtMankato, MNDFC, Air Medal, Purple Heart80
Bond, William H.CaptAlbion, ILDFC, Air Medal & 3 OLCs83
Boone, John T.1st LtBerea, OHSilver Star, OLC, AM+1 OLC108
Bostick, Warren R. 2nd LtManton, MIDFC3MIA
Bozzi, Edward M.2nd LtDetroit, MIDFC, Air Medal & 1 OLC93
Bratt, Albert V.1st LtWellesley Farms, MADFC, Air MedalPOW
Brittian, William D.CaptKnoxville, TNDFC, Air Medal & 4 OLCs, Purple Heart97
Brown, Richard B.1st LtJuneau, AKDFC, Air Medal90
Busher, George J.CaptHamtramck, MIDFC, Air Medal & 1 OLC163
Carson, John S.CaptWakefield, VADFC, Air Medal & 3 OLCs89
Cassiday, Benjamin B.MajorHonolulu, HISS, DFC, BritDFC, AM+5 OLCs,Sldr Mdl+1 OLC117
Clement, Billy G.1st LtEra, TXAir Medal & 2 OLCs56
Cochran, John C.1st LtMemphis, TNDFC, Air Medal78
Colgan, William B.CaptWaycross, GASilver Star, DFC, Air Medal141
Croskery, Keith S CaptScarsdale, NYDFC, Air Medal & 1 OLC59KIA
Cross, Richard H.CaptConcord Depot, VASilver Star, DFC, AM+3 OLCs84
Cummings, Charles T.1st LtXenia, OHDFC, Air Medal72
Daniel, Thornton J.1st LtJonesboro, TNAir Medal & 2 OLCs53
Davidson, Harley T.1st LtWest Hartford, CTAir Medal23
Davis, Herbert W.1st LtLewiston, MTAir Medal & 2 OLCs53
Davis, Robert O.1st LtCanehill, ARDFC, Air Medal, Purple Heart88
Dean, William R.1st LtMuskogee, OKDFC, Air Medal136
Dieffenderfer, John C.1st LtWilmington, DEAir Medal & 1 OLC42
Dietrick, Emery A.1st LtPatton, PADFC, Air Medal & 5 OLCs80
Dzamba, John P.CaptCohoes, NYDFC, Air Medal & 6 OLCs80
Edds, B. T. 2nd LtFreeport, NY5KIA
Ermis, Raymond A. 2nd LtFort Worth, TXDFC, Air Medal & 2 OLCs82KIA
Faison, Ronald M. 1st LtWilliamsburg, VADFC, OLC, Air Medal62POW
Fanning, James W. 2nd LtPulaski, VA2KIA
Favorite, Walter B.CaptQuincy, MADFC, Air Medal & 1 OLC82
Feustel, William I.1st LtLindenhurst, NYAir Medal & 2 OLCs88
Fitzgerald, Edward P.1st LtWaterbury, CTDFC, Air Medal & 8 OLCs84
Fuentes, Leonard V.F/OSan Antonio, TX2
Glover, Malcolm D.2nd LtVentura, CAAir Medal19
Gorman, Kenneth A.1st LtBaltimore, MDAir Medal24
Gorsuch, Richard P. 1st LtOrlando, FLDFC, Air Medal & 1 OLC58
Gossick, Lee V.CaptMt. Clemens, MIDFC, Air Medal & 9 OLCs87
Graham, Jack1st LtGainesville, TXAir Medal & 2 OLCs58
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Gregory, Charles A.1st LtDanville, KYDFC, Air Medal & 3 OLCs87
Grogan, Charles E.Lt ColIndianapolis, INDFC, Air Medal & 6 OLCs85
Grosh, Charles R.1st LtGalion, OHAir Medal23
Haas, Joseph W.CaptMartinsburg, WVDFC, Air Medal & 3 OLCs85
Halfpapp, Arthur E.CaptSteelton, PADFC, Air Medal & 3 OLCs103KIA
Hanson, Herbert L.CaptBridgewater, MADFC, Air Medal & 2 OLCs83
Hartman, Morrison D. 2nd LtUnion City, MIAir Medal17KIA
Hawk, Tom1st LtHollywood, CAAir Medal, Purple Heart15
Haymaker, Raymond G.1st LtCovington, VADFC, Air Medal44
Hennin, Francis W.1st LtNewark, NJDFC, Air Medal & 5 OLCs, Purple Heart 71
Heubel, Herman F.1st LtSharon, PAAir Medal & 1 OLC41
Highfield, Harlan E.2nd LtWilmington, DE4POW
Holefka, Theodore1st LtWarren, OHAir Medal41
Holston, Edmund C.1st Lt
Huff, Frank M. CaptWoodstown, NJDFC, Air Medal & 5 OLCs57POW
Hundley, James G.1st LtMonroe, LADFC, Air Medal & 5 OLCs79
Janicki, Chester FOZeigler, ILKIA
Jaslow, CharlesCaptBronx, NYDFC, Air Medal & 7 OLCs80
Jennings, Russell K. FOSt. Charles, ILDFC8KIA
Joh, Edwin L.1st LtSyracuse, NYDFC, Air Medal, Purple Heart92
Jory, Jesse F.CaptKnoxville, TNDFC, Air Medal & 7 OLCs84
Kelly, Edward J.1st LtRutherford, NJDFC, Air Medal & 3 OLCs70
Kelly, Russell R.1st LtCincinnati, OHDFC, Air Medal & 3 OLCs67
Kirsch, John L.1st LtLockport, NYDFC, Air Medal & 7 OLCs80
Kittrell, John C.CaptRochester, NYDFC, Air Medal & 3 OLCs100
Klein, Lloyd J.1st LtChicago, ILAir Medal & 2 OLCs54
Korpanty, Leo S.1st LtPittsburgh, PAAir Medal & 2 OLCs47
Lane, James R.MajorPlainview, TXSilver Star, Air Medal43
Landers, Charles L. 1st LtRed Lodge, MTAir Medal51POW
Landrum, James O.1st LtLittlefield, TXDFC, Air Medal & 1 OLC86
Lang, Joseph L.1st LtSan Francisco, CADFC, Air Medal & 1 OLC51
Lee, George T.ColNorwood, MADFC, Brit DFC, Air Medal & 11 OLCs191
Ligett, Robert E. 1st LtMiddletown, OH15POW
Lincicome, Albert E.CaptMarietta, OHDFC, OLC, British DFC, AM+4 OLCs171
Lloyd, Harry R.1st LtSheffield Lake, OHAir Medal & 2 OLCs54
Loftiss, Morrison D. 1st LtIndianapolis, INAir Medal29KIA
Logel, Charles P. 1st LtStrykersville, NYDFC, Air Medal & OLCs77KIA
Lueck, John D.1st LtMinneapolis, MNDFC, Air Medal & 3 OLCs84
Malsberger, Robert F.2nd LtBarrington, NJAir Medal36
Mathias, Albert C. 1st LtChicago, ILDFC21MIA
Mathias, Wesley W.1st LtColumbus, OHDFC, Air Medal & 3 OLCs67
Maye, Jack G. 1st LtMilwaukee, WIAir Medal & 2 OLCs63POW
McArthur, Paul G.1st LtReform, ALDSC, DFC, Air Medal & 10 OLCs 73
McCamis, Earl C.1st LtPlattsburg, MOAir Medal & 1 OLC44
McCarty, James E.1st LtWheaton, ILDFC, Air Medal & 3 OLCs78
McDonnell, Edward O. 2nd LtBrooklyn, NY9MIA
McGovern, James E.1st LtTarentum, PADFC, Air Medal & 3 OLCs69
Miller, Kensley M.1st LtMcKeesport, PADFC, Air Medal & 8 OLCs83
Milstead, Warren J.CaptStatesville, NCDFC, Air Medal & 4 OLCs102
Moore, James P.1st LtIndianapolis, INDFC12
Montgomery, Donald A. 1st LtSac City, IAAir Medal & 2 OLCs, Soldiers Medal47POW
Morrison, Bruce L.1st LtGlastonbury, CTDFC, Air Medal & 6 OLCs110
Moss, David W. 1st LtVan Buren, ARAir Medal66KIA
Myers, Marion S.FOFranklin, OHAir Medal24
Nicolai, Frank L.1st LtDetroit, MIDFC, Air Medal & 3 OLCs101
Noell, Robert E.1st LtGreensboro, NCDFC, Air Medal65
Norman, Robert P. 1st LtNorfolk, VADFC, Air Medal & 1 OLC61POW
Owen, Clinton V.CaptCapron, OKDFC, Air Medal & 5 OLCs143
Pasquale, Raffaelle CaptHaverhill, MASldr Mdl79
Patterson, Charles B.1st LtWaco, TXDFC, Air Medal & 3 OLCs, Purple Heart71
Paul, Robert A. 2nd LtBrooklyn, NYAir Medal16MIA
Peterman, Walter G.CaptStillwater, OKDFC, OLC, Air Medal154
Pinkham, John H.1st LtRidgefield Park, NYAir Medal & 2 OLCs80
Phelps, Victor L. CaptWelsh, LADFC, Soldiers Medal, Air Medal116POW
Pneuman, Arthur H. 1st LtSyracuse, NYDFC, Air Medal & 2 OLCs46POW
Pittard, James G. 2nd LtIndianapolis, INAir Medal & 3 OLCs43POW
Pollan, Elmer N.1st LtDothan, ALDFC, Air Medal & 2 OLCs70
Powers, William T.1st LtPittsburgh, PADFC, Air Medal & 3 OLCs70
Pritchard, William F. 1st LtWilmington, NC3KIA
Rice, Richard E.1st LtNew York, NYDFC, Air Medal & 3 OLCs81
Rogers, William B.CaptNewacilin, PADFC, Air Medal & 7 OLCs80
Rolph, Charles F.2nd LtPhoenix, AZAir Medal & 2 OLCs48
Rueschhoff, William H.1st LtSt. Louis, MO3KIA
Saurey, Robert G.1st LtColumbia Falls, MTAir Medal22
Shaffer, Stanley J.1st LtSharpsville, PAAir Medal72
Shuttleworth, David H.CaptAmsterdam, NYDFC, OLC, Air Medal & 1 OLC152
Simmons, Wendell M. 1st LtMagnolia, MSAir Medal44MIA
Sirman, Donald S.1st LtPhiladelphia, PAPurple Heart, Air Medal95
Sonnichsen, Noel 1st LtWillimantic, PAAir Medal71MIA
Speas, Herbert L.1st LtThomasville, NCDFC, Air Medal & 3 OLCs66
Specht, Ralph C. 1st LtMoorhead, MNAir Medal & 2 OLCs73KIA
Spraley, James D.1st LtNew Weston, OHDFC, Air Medal & 3 OLCs64
Stevens, Clarence E. CaptLaurel, MS21POW
Swenson, Robert F. 1st LtHillsdale, NY23MIA
Thompson, Vernon C.1st LtTrion, GAAir Medal66
Thompson, Wilton A.1st LtWoodward, TXAir Medal, Purple Heart86
Thornton, Garth E. 1st LtShaker Heights, OH52MIA
Tichenor, Ferdinand1st LtCulver City, CADFC, Air Medal & 1 OLC115
Trittipo, George J.1st LtIndianapolis, INDFC, Air Medal81
Trumbo, Charles E.1st LtWewoka, OKDFC, Air Medal100
Tyson, Vernon2nd LtGreenville, NC34
Uhrich, Benjamin F.MajorLincoln, NEDFC, Air Medal & 8 OLCs100
Vaccaro, George W. CaptRoxbury, MASilver Star, DFC, AM + 2 OLCs131KIA
Vandivort, David H. 1st LtDallas, TXDFC, Air Medal81
Villines, Fritz S.CaptRosedale, OKDFC, Air Medal & 3 OLCs91
Voigt, Eugene D.1st LtGraettinger, IAAir Medal & 2 OLCs48
Wainwright, Jack M.1st LtBirmingham, ALDFC, Air Medal80
Waller, William C.1st LtErie, PADFC, Air Medal & 3 OLCs74
Watkins, Morris H.1st LtKnoxville, ARPurple Heart, AM+ 8 OLCs81
Wiener, Richard S. CaptHighland Falls, NYAir Medal & 2 OLCs54
Williams, David E.1st LtSausalito, CAAir Medal & 1 OLC46
Williams, James P. 2nd LtHolcomb Rock, VADFC2MIA
Winslow, John R. 2nd LtKansas City, MO28KIA
Woerpel, Herbert H. FOMarshall, WI6KIA
Wright, Fred A.2nd LtGulfport, MS33
Wuest, Harold W.1st LtVan Nuys, CAAir Medal & 1 OLC55

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.