CREW LISTING

HQS & UNKNOWN BOMB SQUADRON

ROLE: GROUND CREW

INDIVIDUAL & NON-INDIVIDUAL CREW MEMBERS


Assigned
Squadron Crew Year Month Role Name Rank Serial
HQS/UNK391000452ClerkAmplo, Frank A.Pvt.32871005
SOURCE: Special Orders No. 18; HQ, 391st Bombardment Group - Assignment of personnel to squadrons. 2 Feb 1945
NOTES: MOS 055: Clerk, General
HQS/UNK39100043UnknownAnderson, Alvin V.Capt.O1699494
SOURCE: SO-85, 391st Bombardment Group, Myrtle Beach, SC. 1 Jul 1943
NOTES: Details from SO 85 (Reel B0427 page 995).
HQS/UNK391000678Austin, LeonardCpl.31341284
SOURCE: SO-44, Hqs, IX Bomber Command, Par. 17 - transfer of ground personnel to 1st Pathfinder Squadron (M) Provisional. 14 Feb 1944
NOTES: Power Turret and Gunsight Mechanic
HQS/UNK391000S-2Bethel, Edgar A.Maj.UNK5055
SOURCE: 391BG Mission Records: Medal Awards and Crew Loading Lists. 15 Feb 1943
NOTES: Name appears on Reel B0439 page 1341 and in various other documents including numerous Form104a Crew Interrogation Reports.
HQS/UNK391000UnknownBlackwell, David S.L/Col.O292560
SOURCE: 391BG Mission Records: Medal Awards and Crew Loading Lists. 15 Feb 1943
NOTES: Name, Rank, and ASN obtained from GO 40, Bronze Star Medal Awards, 25 June 1945. He also appears in SO-241, Myrtle Beach, 30 Aug 1943 (572BS History - reel A0644 page 679) and is designated as Train Commander for the transfer of personnel to Godman Field, Kentucky.
HQS/UNK391000452TDBoggs, Clyde C.Pvt.15091011
SOURCE: Special Orders No. 18; HQ, 391st Bombardment Group - Assignment of personnel to squadrons. 2 Feb 1945
NOTES: MOS 345: Truck Driver Light Trucks
HQS/UNK391000w.ADJBowen, Glenn E.1/LT.O571043
SOURCE: Accident Report, 42-95950. 12 May 1944
NOTES: Adjutant Bowen appears in the Accident Report for 42-95950 on 12 May 1944. ADDENDEUM: Army Serial Number obtained from Special Orders No. 51, HQ IX BC, 20 February 1944.
HQS/UNK391000UnknownBoyette, James W.S/Sgt.34303249
SOURCE: 391BG Mission Records: Medal Awards and Crew Loading Lists. 15 Feb 1943
NOTES: Name, Rank, and ASN obtained from GO 40, Bronze Star Medal Awards, 25 June 1945.
HQS/UNK391000w.FCOBrandt, Harvey V.1/LT.UNK5051
SOURCE: Accident Report, 42-95950. 12 May 1944
NOTES: Flying Control Officer Brandt appears in the Accident Report for 42-95950 on 12 May 1944.
HQS/UNK391000685Burger, Harry L.Cpl.32262855
SOURCE: SO-44, Hqs, IX Bomber Command, Par. 17 - transfer of ground personnel to 1st Pathfinder Squadron (M) Provisional. 14 Feb 1944
NOTES: Airplane Electrical Mechanic, Specialist
HQS/UNK391000UnknownCasto, William S.M/Sgt.38007109
SOURCE: 391BG Mission Records: Medal Awards and Crew Loading Lists. 15 Feb 1943
NOTES: Name, Rank, and ASN obtained from GO 40, Bronze Star Medal Awards, 25 June 1945.
HQS/UNK391000435501Chew, Wong D.Cpl.34402863
SOURCE: SO-44, Hqs, IX Bomber Command, Par. 17 - transfer of ground personnel to 1st Pathfinder Squadron (M) Provisional. 14 Feb 1944
NOTES: Administrative and Technical Clerk
HQS/UNK391000CTCobb, Jabie L.S/Sgt.18009613
SOURCE: Special Orders No. 1; HQ, 391st Bombardment Group - Miscellaneous Orders. 1 Jan 1945
NOTES: MOS 405: Clerk-Typist
HQS/UNK391000685Cole, James O.Cpl.13043324
SOURCE: SO-44, Hqs, IX Bomber Command, Par. 17 - transfer of ground personnel to 1st Pathfinder Squadron (M) Provisional. 14 Feb 1944
NOTES: Airplane Electrical Mechanic, Specialist
HQS/UNK391000w.EngOffCox, William T.Capt.UNK5040
SOURCE: Accident Report, 42-95805. 23 May 1944
NOTES: Name appears on a engineering report for the crash of 42-95805. Role given as Engineering Officer.
HQS/UNK391000902Demonaco, DominickPfc.32701771
SOURCE: SO-44, Hqs, IX Bomber Command, Par. 17 - transfer of ground personnel to 1st Pathfinder Squadron (M) Provisional. 14 Feb 1944
NOTES: Weapons Mechanic Aircraft
HQS/UNK391000435S-2Drake, Charles H.Capt.O729732
SOURCE: 391BG Mission Records: Medal Awards and Crew Loading Lists. 15 Feb 1943
NOTES: Name, Rank, and ASN obtained from GO 40, Bronze Star Medal Awards, 25 June 1945. This person regularly appears on Form 104a (Post Mission Interrogation of Crews). Appears in OO-11 (Reel B0427 page 1000).
HQS/UNK39100043UnknownDuncan, French C.Capt.O142001
SOURCE: SO-55, Hqs, 391st Bombardment Group, MacDill Field, FLA, Par. 2. 19 May 1943
NOTES:
HQS/UNK391000441GCOEdmonds, Lyle N.Capt.O562929
SOURCE: 391BG History (Reels B0427 and B0428) 1 Jan 1943
NOTES: Details from 391BG History (Reel B0427 page 1061).
HQS/UNK391000501Elliott, Claude M.S/Sgt.38113738
SOURCE: SO-44, Hqs, IX Bomber Command, Par. 17 - transfer of ground personnel to 1st Pathfinder Squadron (M) Provisional. 14 Feb 1944
NOTES: Administrative and Technical Clerk
HQS/UNK391000w.ADJFarfel, Cyril S.1/Lt.UNK5047
SOURCE: Accident Report, 42-107806. 21 Mar 1945
NOTES: Name appears in Accident Report documentation. Role stated as Adjutant.
HQS/UNK391000GCFarmer, G. C.Capt.O479369
SOURCE: Special Orders No. 58;HQ, 391st Bombardment Group 27 May 1944
NOTES: This order states that Farmer was FD (Finance Department?) and Disbursing Officer.
HQS/UNK391000754Fleischman, NormanCpl.12152679
SOURCE: SO-44, Hqs, IX Bomber Command, Par. 17 - transfer of ground personnel to 1st Pathfinder Squadron (M) Provisional. 14 Feb 1944
NOTES: Radio Mechanic - AAF
HQS/UNK391000502Flonacher, Henry C., JrCpl.36708317
SOURCE: SO-44, Hqs, IX Bomber Command, Par. 17 - transfer of ground personnel to 1st Pathfinder Squadron (M) Provisional. 14 Feb 1944
NOTES: Administrative Noncommissioned Officer
HQS/UNK391000UnknownGoberman, Nathan L.1/Lt.O793314
SOURCE: SO-063; HQ, 9th Bombardment Division. 4 Mar 1945
NOTES:
HQS/UNK391000GCGoldsmith, Morrill R.Cpl.31191941
SOURCE: Special Orders No. 32, Par. 13,14; 9th Air Division HQ - Various personnel assignments. 10 Jun 1945
NOTES: The order states this person attended a training course for Automatic Flight Control Equipment.
HQS/UNK391000GCGreeley, Robert H.Capt.O1701911
SOURCE: Special Orders No. 58;HQ, 391st Bombardment Group 27 May 1944
NOTES: Medical Corps Officer.
HQS/UNK391000w.SWOHenry, Harold L.Capt.O873816
SOURCE: Accident Report, 42-95820. 12 Mar 1945
NOTES: Name appears in Accident Report documentation. Role stated as Station Weather Officer. ASN obtained from GO 39, Bronze Star Awards, 24 June 1945 (Reel B0428 page 1515).
HQS/UNK391000435UnknownHiggins, James F.S/Sgt.32365006
SOURCE: OO-11, 391st Bombardment Group, Myrtle Beach, SC. 4 Jul 1943
NOTES: Details from OO-11 (Reel B0427 page 1000). Annotated X in crew listing.
HQS/UNK391000CookHurley, John R.Pfc.31285503
SOURCE: Special Orders No. 1; HQ, 391st Bombardment Group - Miscellaneous Orders. 1 Jan 1945
NOTES: MOS 060: Cook
HQS/UNK391000UnknownKellems, Nelson R.S/Sgt.38349395
SOURCE: 391BG Mission Records: Medal Awards and Crew Loading Lists. 15 Feb 1943
NOTES: Name, Rank, and ASN obtained from GO 40, Bronze Star Medal Awards, 25 June 1945.
HQS/UNK391000432DENTISTKendrick, Charles W.Capt.O1683030
SOURCE: SO-85, 391st Bombardment Group, Myrtle Beach, SC. 1 Jul 1943
NOTES: Details from SO-85 (Reel B0427 page 996). SO-7 gives his role as Group Dentist.
HQS/UNK391000UnknownKoenig, Edward N.Maj.O466658
SOURCE: 391BG Mission Records: Medal Awards and Crew Loading Lists. 15 Feb 1943
NOTES: Name, Rank, and ASN obtained from GO 40, Bronze Star Medal Awards, 25 June 1945. He also appears in SO-241, Myrtle Beach, 30 Aug 1943 (572BS History - reel A0644 page 679) and is designated as Train Commander for the transfer of personnel to Godman Field, Kentucky. 572BS History (reel A0644 page 879) was transferred from Group HQ (Group Administrator?) to become 572BS Squadron Executive. He also appears on Special Orders No. 55 and 127, issued May and September 1943, as Group Adjutant.
HQS/UNK391000w.SFCOLiebovich, Theodore1/Lt.UNK5038
SOURCE: Accident Report, 42-95805. 23 May 1944
NOTES: Name appears as witness to crash of 42-95805. Role given as S.F.C.O (Senior Flight Control Officer ???).
HQS/UNK391000w.CWOLodge, George R.??UNK5059
SOURCE: Accident Report, 42-95807. 5 Apr 1945
NOTES: Lodge's name appears in the Accident Report for 42-95807 which crashed 5 April 1945. His role is given as CWO.
HQS/UNK391000UnknownMathison, George E.Capt.O563798
SOURCE: 391BG Mission Records: Medal Awards and Crew Loading Lists. 15 Feb 1943
NOTES: Name, Rank, and ASN obtained from GO 40, Bronze Star Medal Awards, 25 June 1945.
HQS/UNK391000UnknownMills, James E.1/Lt.O582136
SOURCE: Special Orders No. 73; HQ, 9th Bombardment Division - Miscellaneous Orders. 8 Dec 1944
NOTES:
HQS/UNK391000929Molina, Anthony R.Pvt.39552220
SOURCE: SO-44, Hqs, IX Bomber Command, Par. 17 - transfer of ground personnel to 1st Pathfinder Squadron (M) Provisional. 14 Feb 1944
NOTES: Automotive Equipment Operator
HQS/UNK391000456w.DFCOMurray, Donald E.Capt.UNK5045
SOURCE: Accident Report, 41-35252. 12 Mar 1945
NOTES: Name appears in Accident Report documentation. Role stated as D.F.C.O (Deputy Flight Control Officer ?).
HQS/UNK391000456w.DFCOMurray, Donald E.Capt.UNK5045
SOURCE: Accident Report, 43-22598. 9 Jun 1945
NOTES: Name appears in Accident Report documentation. Role stated as D.F.C.O (Deputy Flight Control Officer ?).
HQS/UNK391000SOParmentel, George V., Jr.1/Lt.O650575
SOURCE: 391BG Mission Records: Medal Awards and Crew Loading Lists. 15 Feb 1943
NOTES: Name appears at foot of USAAF Form 34A - Bombing Report, dated 8 September 1944 for Mission #162 (Reel B0437a page 143). Role stated as Statistical Officer. ADDENDUM: ASN and Forenames found in Special Orders No. 95, 29 July 1944.
HQS/UNK391000901Paul, SydneyCpl.13005884
SOURCE: SO-44, Hqs, IX Bomber Command, Par. 17 - transfer of ground personnel to 1st Pathfinder Squadron (M) Provisional. 14 Feb 1944
NOTES: Munitions Worker
HQS/UNK391000UnknownPerlmutter, Herman W.Pvt.12037084
SOURCE: SO-44, Hqs, IX Bomber Command, Par. 17 - transfer of ground personnel to 1st Pathfinder Squadron (M) Provisional. 14 Feb 1944
NOTES: Structural Steel Worker
HQS/UNK391000437POPeterson, John R.Capt.O850074
SOURCE: 391BG Mission Records: Medal Awards and Crew Loading Lists. 15 Feb 1943
NOTES: Name appears on S-2 Form 105a - Photographic Report (Reel B0437a page 24), showing details of aircraft in the formation carrying cameras. Role stated as P.O. (Photographic Officer ?). ASN from SO 85 (Reel B0427 page 995).
HQS/UNK391000685Petkus, Frank J.Cpl.31037028
SOURCE: SO-44, Hqs, IX Bomber Command, Par. 17 - transfer of ground personnel to 1st Pathfinder Squadron (M) Provisional. 14 Feb 1944
NOTES: Airplane Electrical Mechanic, Specialist
HQS/UNK391000MPPickett, Leroy M.Cpl.14164699
SOURCE: 391BG Mission Records: Medal Awards and Crew Loading Lists. 15 Feb 1943
NOTES: Assigned to Detachment A, 1288th Military Police Company (Aviation). Details obtained from Soldier's Medal Awards, Par 1e, GO 46, Hq, 9th Bomber Division, 28 March 1945. Awarded for his efforts rescuing the crew from the burning wreck of 44-67840 after it crashed on take-off on 16 January 1945.
HQS/UNK391000435UnknownPrussell, George O.T/Sgt.19067111
SOURCE: SO-85, 391st Bombardment Group, Myrtle Beach, SC. 1 Jul 1943
NOTES: Details from SO 85 (Reel B0427 page 995).
HQS/UNK391000CHAPLAINPurdyUNK1648
SOURCE: Name appears in picture caption. 1 Jan 1943
NOTES: Chaplain Purdy's name appears in a photograph taken 5th March 1944.
HQS/UNK391000S-2Ratner, Marvin D.1/Lt.UNK5057
SOURCE: 391BG Mission Records: Medal Awards and Crew Loading Lists. 15 Feb 1943
NOTES: Name appears on various documents including numerous Form104a Crew Interrogation Reports.
HQS/UNK391000UnknownRauenzahn, WilliamM/Sgt.6624673
SOURCE: SO-10, Hqs, 391st Bombardment Group, MacDill Field, FLA, Par. 1. 12 Feb 1943
NOTES:
HQS/UNK391000UnknownRay, Eugene E.M/Sgt.36372894
SOURCE: 391BG Mission Records: Medal Awards and Crew Loading Lists. 15 Feb 1943
NOTES: Name, Rank, and ASN obtained from GO 40, Bronze Star Medal Awards, 25 June 1945.
HQS/UNK391000678Rieken, Robert J.Pfc.37603932
SOURCE: SO-44, Hqs, IX Bomber Command, Par. 17 - transfer of ground personnel to 1st Pathfinder Squadron (M) Provisional. 14 Feb 1944
NOTES: Power Turret and Gunsight Mechanic
HQS/UNK391000501Rosenstein, Sidney R.Sgt.12064048
SOURCE: SO-44, Hqs, IX Bomber Command, Par. 17 - transfer of ground personnel to 1st Pathfinder Squadron (M) Provisional. 14 Feb 1944
NOTES: Administrative and Technical Clerk
HQS/UNK391000PhotoRourke, Joseph A.Pvt.31240022
SOURCE: Special Orders No. 1; HQ, 391st Bombardment Group - Miscellaneous Orders. 1 Jan 1945
NOTES: MOS 945: Photography Laboratory Technician
HQS/UNK391000432GEORussak, Morris H.2/Lt.O854740
SOURCE: SO-10, Hqs, 391st Bombardment Group, MacDill Field, FLA, Par. 1. 12 Feb 1943
NOTES: The orders show that Russak was relieved as Group Engeneering Officer and assigned as Group Technical Inspector.
HQS/UNK391000GCRyan, Russel E.S/Sgt.35629507
SOURCE: Special Orders No. 32, Par. 13,14; 9th Air Division HQ - Various personnel assignments. 10 Jun 1945
NOTES: The order states this person attended a training course for GE Power Turrets and Central Fire Control Station.
HQS/UNK391000747Rychel, Walter E.Cpl.32582581
SOURCE: SO-44, Hqs, IX Bomber Command, Par. 17 - transfer of ground personnel to 1st Pathfinder Squadron (M) Provisional. 14 Feb 1944
NOTES: Airplane and Engine Mechanic
HQS/UNK391000UnknownScogin, Robinson H.M/Sgt.18007261
SOURCE: 391BG Mission Records: Medal Awards and Crew Loading Lists. 15 Feb 1943
NOTES: Name, Rank, and ASN obtained from GO 40, Bronze Star Medal Awards, 25 June 1945.
HQS/UNK391000UnknownShapiro, NathanT/Sgt.32343937
SOURCE: 391BG Mission Records: Medal Awards and Crew Loading Lists. 15 Feb 1943
NOTES: Name, Rank, and ASN obtained from GO 40, Bronze Star Medal Awards, 25 June 1945.
HQS/UNK391000501Sonnenfeld, BernardPvt.12186594
SOURCE: SO-44, Hqs, IX Bomber Command, Par. 17 - transfer of ground personnel to 1st Pathfinder Squadron (M) Provisional. 14 Feb 1944
NOTES: Administrative and Technical Clerk
HQS/UNK391000UnknownSpake, Hugh R.M/Sgt.34267738
SOURCE: 391BG Mission Records: Medal Awards and Crew Loading Lists. 15 Feb 1943
NOTES: Name, Rank, and ASN obtained from GO 40, Bronze Star Medal Awards, 25 June 1945.
HQS/UNK391000PISpangler, Walter N.1/Lt.UNK5050
SOURCE: 391BG Mission Records: Medal Awards and Crew Loading Lists. 15 Feb 1943
NOTES: Name appears S-2 Form 106B - Photo Interpreter Report (Reel B0437a page 383). Role stated as Photo Interpreter.
HQS/UNK391000862Spillers, William A.Cpl.38286124
SOURCE: SO-44, Hqs, IX Bomber Command, Par. 17 - transfer of ground personnel to 1st Pathfinder Squadron (M) Provisional. 14 Feb 1944
NOTES: Radar Mechanic IFF
HQS/UNK391000PhotoSue, Lawrence R.Cpl.39245134
SOURCE: 391BG Mission Records: Medal Awards and Crew Loading Lists. 15 Feb 1943
NOTES: Larry wrote an article for the "BOTNA Book" where he describes his role as a member of the Photographic Section. According to the article, he was the only Chinese/American to serve with the 391st.
HQS/UNK391000678Thayer, Edward J.Cpl.6768797
SOURCE: SO-44, Hqs, IX Bomber Command, Par. 17 - transfer of ground personnel to 1st Pathfinder Squadron (M) Provisional. 14 Feb 1944
NOTES: Power Turret and Gunsight Mechanic
HQS/UNK391000GCVlacich, John L.Pvt.32764636
SOURCE: Special Orders No. 32, Par. 13,14; 9th Air Division HQ - Various personnel assignments. 10 Jun 1945
NOTES: The order states this person attended a training course for GE Power Turrets and Central Fire Control Station.
HQS/UNK3910004310w.unkWagner, Keller J.1/Lt.O1699181
SOURCE: Accident Report, 41-35067. 8 Oct 1943
NOTES: Assigned to 391BG as per Special Orders 266, Godman Field, KY, 6 October 1943. Name contained in Accident Report for 41-35067, 8 October 1943. Role currently unknown.
HQS/UNK391000UnknownWheeler, Lewis R.S/Sgt.17129013
SOURCE: 391BG Mission Records: Medal Awards and Crew Loading Lists. 15 Feb 1943
NOTES: Name, Rank, and ASN obtained from GO 40, Bronze Star Medal Awards, 25 June 1945.
HQS/UNK391000Inf./Edu.Wister, Lewis W.1/Lt.O584199
SOURCE: Special Orders No. 1; HQ, 391st Bombardment Group - Miscellaneous Orders. 1 Jan 1945
NOTES: MOS 5004: Information-education officer
HQS/UNK391000w.EngOffWoessner, William H.Capt.O861964
SOURCE: Accident Report, 43-34454. 5 Jan 1945
NOTES: Name appears on a engineering report for the crash of 43-34454. Role given as Engineering Officer. ASN from 391BG Medical Journal (Reel B0427 page 1046).
HQS/UNK391000UnknownWolf, Robert E.Capt.O1321857
SOURCE: 391BG Mission Records: Medal Awards and Crew Loading Lists. 15 Feb 1943
NOTES: Name, Rank, and ASN obtained from GO 40, Bronze Star Medal Awards, 25 June 1945.