79th Group Acknowledgements

Special thanks to relatives of the following members of the 79th FG, as well as other individuals, who contributed photographs and information for use on this website:

79th Headquarters

William D. Craine (William Craine)

Conrad J. Erdman (Donald Erdman)

Richard F. Hobbs family

Richards H. Hoffman collection (via Roy Hogue and Montie & Ron Whittenberg)

Charles E. Grogan (Steve Grogan)

John A. Innis (Chris Innis)

Edward E. Kingsley family

John F. Martin (John F. Martin Jr.)

Clarence L. Mitchel family

William R. Newlon (Jarold Newlon)

Julius C. Robbins family

Raymond Yaksic (Sandra Davis)

85th Fighter Squadron

John R. Anderson (Molly Anderson and Jane Anderson Jones)

Edgar G. Babineau (Diane Dell’omo)

Burton E. Balch (John Balch)

John C. “Jack” Beeks (Michael Beeks)

Albert K. Benz family

James Bevilacqua (Ron and Jean Bevilacqua)

George R. “Bob” Bolte family

Paul P. Boyajian (Linda Patterson)

Frederick T. Brox (Fred Brox)

Harold R. Burns family

Michael A. Calomino (Michael Calomino)

Chester M. Campbell (Patricia Campbell Kramer)

John O. Cimaglia (John Cimaglia)

James W. Connors (John Connors)

Ralph C. Cox (Ralph Cox Jr.)

Thomas E. Cox family

David T. Crawley (Judy Mebane)

Thurman E. Curtis (Laymon Curtis)

Melvin K. Davis family (Evelyn Davis)

James Dennis (Harry Dennis)

Merlin S. Eltzroth family

Herman Finkelstein family

Harold F. Fogg (Gordon Fogg & Brittany Amber)

William C. Glasgow (Andrew Glasgow)

Joseph S. Granato family

Mac R. Guthrie (Lois Guthrie)

Edwin E. Hoch (Tim Conrad)

Richard L. Holland family

Wilbert H. Holland family

Elven G. Hubbard family

Robert P. Kelley (Peter and Patricia Kelley)

Aubert R. Kettenbrink family

Milo R. Klear (Susan Klear)

“Al” Aaron H. Kramsky (Paul Kramsky)

Donald I. Lawless (Mark Lawless)

Antonio Leija (Lydia Donovan)

Ralph L. Lind (Lindsay Vollrath)

George A. Lux (Carol Kinsey)

William B. Marshall family

Lyle E. Mason (Gordon Mason)

Earl P. Maxwell family

George L. McCommack family

Malcolm A. “Joe” McNall (Mike McNall)

C. Donald Munroe family

George I. Nadvornik family

Edwin P. Newbould (Susan Andrews)

Conrad H. Odle (Tom Odle)

William W. Ogden family

Chester P. Olenginski family

William N. Pace family

Donald B. Parry family

Robert W. Phillips family

Edwin L. Plank family

John E. Platz (Richard and Stephen Platz)

Joseph E. Pumphrey family

Myer Rudnick (Diane Tuft)

William L. Ryburn (Corey Spann)

Samuel L. Say family

Powell A. Scheumack (personally)

Walter J. Seidel family

Omer L. Shaw (Connie Gregory)

Charles W. Sinclair (Adrienne Flagg)

Stewart H. Spencer (Paul Spencer)

Arthur H. Staton (David Staton)

Harold E. Stevens (Carol McCullough)

Stanley J. Sum (Mariann LoSasso)

Walter Szeeley family

Morris Tabachnick/Tabor (Carolyn Goodman)

Robert N. Taylor (Kirk Quaintance)

Gerald “Gerry” Teldon

Jack Tippets family

Henry O. Tomlin (Jeanette Tomlin)

Raphael “Ray” Tourin family

Michael A. Tusa (Mike Tusa)

Truman O. Wallace (Dawna Stone)

Herman Waterman (Jack Waterman)

Tilford H. Weaver (Martha Weaver Dickey and Laurien Weaver Monaghen)

Montie L. Whittenberg (Ron Whittenberg)

John H. Wilson family

86th Fighter Squadron

Robert H. Allard (Forrest Allard)

Richard Ascenzi family

Jesse A. Bickford (Terrence Collins)

Basil H. Blair (Alan and “Buster” Blair)

Edgar T. Boone family

John H. Bothe family

Sidney J. Bowlin family

John K. Brownley family

Frank B. Burch family

Rueben Walter Buss family

Everett B. Chamberlain (Eric Chamberlain)

Leonard A. Charpentier family

Troy W. Clay family

Horace W. Cumberland family

Paul F. Devio (Barbara Devio)

Martinus Dys (Dan and Ron Dys)

Gerald V. Ervin family

Charles W. Ford family

Robert J. Fuller family

Victor F. Gartzke family

Joseph G. Geers family

Joseph Genovese family

Richard G. Gibbons family

Charles G. Gibson (Brian Gibson)

Darwin E. Glover (Glover family collection)

Lloyd T. “Sie” Good (Laurie Olds)

Irvin L. Grandjean (Kelly Grandjean)

Ray Hagler family

George I. “Buddy” Harris (Keri Crawford)

Richard W. Hilgard (James Hilgard)

Loren E. Hintz family archives

Irvin C. Hoerr family

Bill F. Horn family

George E. Huntsberger family

Reidy E. Jones family

Jack (John) H. Kauffman family

Henry W. Kent family

Matthew J. Killewald (Brian Killewald)

Barrett Klingman (Beth Leder)

Roy Larson family

Raymond L. Libbert (Anonymous)

Harvey L. Lingle (Barry Lingle)

Sidney Loadenthal (Barry Loadenthal)

Walter L. Manning family

Edwin J. Marcoe family

Saverio P. Martino family

Albert R. Maschewski family

Dale E. Matteson (Sharon Matteson Martin)

George St. Maur Maxwell (Soninlaw71/usmilitaryform)

James E. Menifee (Jim Isaacs)

Everly (Ev) John Plummer-McGrath (Joni Coniglio)

Wayne R. McKay family

Reid P. Nelson (Maureene Nelson Plotner)

John R. McNeal family

Donald E. Neberman family

Donald V. Negethon family

Frank E. Newton (Sandy Newton Lassen)

Henry Nivins (Julie Kelly and Janice Large)

Thomas A. O’Brien family

Jack R. Renfro family

John “Jack” W. Rettew family

Bernard V. Robinson family

Romie R. Royse family

Clifford E. Sachleben family

Henry B. Schilling (Karen Schilling Allen)

James C. Sigler (John Sigler)

Erwin R. Silsbee (Tom Silsbee)

Rocco Soranno (Marlene Iaciofano)

William A. Stem family

William R. “Tiger” Taylor (Elyn Sulger)

Joseph E. Waldron family

Robert K. Wallach family

William H. West family

Maurice W. Wilson (Michael Gibson)

John “Jack” E. Winschell (Deborah Winschell Homeister)

Frederick J. Zilly family

87th Fighter Squadron

Asa A. Adair (Robert Adair)

Orville H. Adcock (Arthur Adcock)

Philip Bagian (Jim Bagian)

John L. Balega family

James J. Bell family

Arthur R. Bitzer (Art and Brenda Bitzer)

Albert V. Bratt family

Richard B. Brown family

John S. Carson (Sadie “Tour” Carson)

Benjamin B. Cassiday (Carol Cassiday Orr)

Philip Caverly (Tim Caverly)

John C. Cochran family

William F. Craig (Patti Gallagher)

Keith S. Croskery family

Charles P. Cry (Randall Cry)

Lawrence J. Damato family

Harley T. Davidson (Christine Davidson)

Emery A. Dietrick (Michael Dietrick)

Raymond T. Dillon family

Charles A. Donahue family

John P. Dzamba (Les Brown)

Lloyd T. Eide family

Howard J. Farmer (Renee Adair)

Edward P. Fitzgerald (Bruce Lowell)

Robert Q. Ford (cousin Judith Mitchell)

Sam M. Freedman (Jakki Freedman)

Leonard V. Fuentes (Voces Oral History Center at UT-Austin)

Leonard D. Gathers family

Malcolm D. Glover (Malcolm D. Glover Jr.)

Arthur E. Halfpapp family

Joseph W. Haas (Jack H. Smith)

Herman F. Heubel family

Harlan E. Highfield (W. C. Highfield)

Frank M. Huff (Robin Nagle)

William P. Ison AKA Napoleon W. Ison (Kent Ison)

Charles Jaslow (Sarah Jaslow)

Leopold “Lee” Edwin Joh (Taffee Joh Oakes)

Lloyd P. Jonas family

Gerald R. Kelton (Sherry L. (Kelton) Yandow)

John L. Kirsch family

Leo S. Korpanty family

Andrew J. Koschak (John Koschak)

John S. Krohn family

Robert F. Lamborn family

Jefferson C. Lanier (Vicki Lanier)

Charles C. “Chuck” Lankford family

Albert E. Lincicome (Anne Lincicome)

Harry R. Lloyd (B. Jane Lloyd)

Rocco A. Loscalzo (Frank Loscalzo)

John D. Lueck family

Edward C. Maas (Chris Wall)

Linwood E. Mann family

Jack G. Maye (Monica Maye)

Roger J. McAvoy (Pat McAvoy-Costin)

Earl C. McCamis family

Edward O. McDonnell (McDonnell/Barry family)

James E. McGovern (Jim McGovern)

James A. McGraw (Dave McGraw)

James S. McKay family

Lewis E. Medley family

Vincent J. Nero family

Robert P. Norman family

Raffaelle “Ralph” Pasquale (Andrew Pasquale)

Victor L. Phelps family

John H. Pinkham (Elizabeth Pinkham)

Elmer N. Pollan (Neil Pollan)

George R. Richards (Larry Meyer)

William B. “Scotty” Rogers (Jim Rogers and Joanne Glascock)

Charles L. Rolph (Chuck Rolph)

William Rueschhoff (Victor Rueschhoff)

Wendell M. Simmons (Walter Simmons)

John E. Smith family

Walter B. Snook family

Noel Sonnichsen family

James D. Spraley family

John H. Stroup (John M. Stroup)

Sterling J. Sullivan (Stanley Sullivan)

Wilburn “Jack” Thompson, (Shelly Hern)

George R. Totten (Richard Totten)

Charles E. Trumbo family

Chester T. “Chet” Van Cleave (Don and Joe Van Cleave)

William C. Waller (Marion Waller-Scherer)

Loren D. Weaver family

Other individuals who contributed

Jean Barbaud

Philippe Biolley

Craig “Buz” Busby

Jack Cook

Steve Donacik

Joe Fields

John Henderson, via the Army Air Corps Library and Museum

Eva Hopkins

Dan Johnson

David Lay

Ian Lyn

Carl Molesworth

Bob Payette

Fabio Raimondi

Mark Stevens