Listed are the names of over 2,500 men and women who served in the ground echelon of the 392nd Bomb Group. The names come from military orders, the books Liberators from Wendling and 20th Century Crusaders, issues of the 392nd Bomb Group Memorial Association NEWS, squadron rosters, diaries, personal recollections, and names written next to photographs in the 392nd archives. Ranks are as they appear on the source document and do not reflect subsequent promotions. If you have corrections or additions, please contact the 392nd Bomb Group at by Clicking Here.
THE FOLLOWING IS OUR CURRENT LIST OF GROUND ECHELON'S PHOTOS WITH LAST NAMES STARTING WITH "F"
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Name Rank Unit Source Comments Photo Location Fackender, John R. Pvt 579th and 576th SO#11, 1Apr43 MOS 501 = Admin and Tech Clerk Fagan, John E. S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW Falada, Edward L. Cpl 576th SO#1, 1Mar43; Capt Levell's roster 576th Crew Chief #42-51194.576th Ground Crew #4, "C" Flight Richeson crew Photo Falk, Austin A. Sgt 10th SCS SO#91, 13Dec43 MOS 685 = Airplane Electrical Mechanic, Specialist Farmer, Albert E. S/Sgt 10th SCS. SO#84, 1Dec43 Farina, Louis Cpl 10thStaCompSq 392, 28Jan44 Farinelli Sgt 576th Capt Levell's roster 576th Crew Chief #41-29476; 576th Ground Crew #4, "B" Flight Farley, Kenneth C. M/Sgt Gp Hq and 578th SO#1, 1Mar43 Farley, Walter E. S/Sgt 578th SO#5, 22Mar43 Cook Farlow, Robert V. Pfc 578th SO#22, 21Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer 578th Sqdn Armament Section Farquharson, Thomas Sgt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 578th Armorer; per LFW, 578th Armament Crew Chief 578th Sqdn Armament Section Farrow, Clarence R. Pvt 578th SO#9, 29Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic.Per 578th roster 5Aug44, was a 578th Crew Chief, #42-100340, Chubby. Graham,Shankle,Farrow Individual Photo Fatz, John C. Cpl 577th 577 roster 2May45 Faulk, James H. Sgt 10thCompSq; 74th Svc Sq SO#84, 1Dec43 MOS 060.ASN 35373945 Faulkner, Irving Sgt 586th Army Postal Unit LFW Public Relations Officer for Army Postal Unit Faulkner, J. Cpl 576th LFW Cook Fausnaugh, Berman Pvt 576th SO#10, 30Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic.Per Capt Levell's records, was 576th Crew Chief #42-50659, 576th Ground Crew #2, "B" Flight Crew Chief, B. Fausnaugh, Crew Chief B. Fausnaugh Fearon, Richard J. T/Sgt 579th SO#10, 16Jan44 TD for 60 days instruction in radar equipment Fejes, Richard Pvt 577th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 334 = Welder, Spot Felheim, Marvin L. Capt 579th and 576th LFW 579th Sq Intelligence Officer S-2 Staff Felker, William A. Sgt 578th SO#1, 1Mar43 Fell, Lyle L. S/Sgt 10th SCS, 578th SO#63, 19Apr44 MOS 813 = Transportation NCOs.Per SO#141, 24Jul44, MOS change from 813 to 014.Per SO#225, 28Oct44, transferred from 10th to 578th, MOS 014. Felton, William J. Pvt 576th SO#21, 20Apr43 MOS 521 = Airman Basic; per Capt Levell's roster, a 576th Munition Worker. Ferguson, Jack W. Pvt 577th SO#10, 30Mar43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer Ferrel S/Sgt 576th Capt Levell's roster Elec. Spec. Ferrell, Edward D. Cpl Transportation Div. Killed 3Mar45 when Germans strafed the liberty vehicle he was driving Ferretta, Sammie Pvt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 578th RUO.Per LFW, Supply Ferril, Dallas M. Cpl 465th Sub-Depot LFW 465th Sub Depot photo #1 465th SubDepot Personnel Ferry, Harry E. S/Sgt 577th 577 roster 2May45 Fewkes, Leland K. Sgt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 Admin Clerk Individual photo Harned, Fewkes and Dina Feys, Morris M. WO 465th Sub-Depot LFW Sub-Depot Supply Officer before transferring to the 3rd SAD at Watton. 465th SubDepot Personnel Fichtenmayer, Arthur E. Pvt 578th SO#24, 25Apr43 MOS 504.Per 578th roster 5Aug44, 578th Ordnance Mechanic Field Jr, Arthur B. Pfc 579th SO#3, 19Mar43 Field, Shirley F. Pfc 576th SO#21, 20Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer Fields, Andrew J. Cpl 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 Ordnance Worker Fields, Carlyle C. M/Sgt 579th 392 roster Alamo. Line Chief Finch, Francis M. Pvt 578th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 555 = Aircraft Sheet Metal Worker. Jeffers, Finch and Mehl Finch, Harold G. Capt Gp Hq SO#10, 30Mar43 Gp Technical Inspector.Per 392 orders 1Jul43, appointed Unit Supply Officer.Per Feb95 News, Finch "had served in the Army Air Corps since the early 20s and had been commissioned from M/Sgt about the time the war broke outů He strove mightily at Alamogordo, getting us equipped with the thousands of items we would need, from extra socks to flashlights." Individual Photo Fink, Clarence E. Pvt 1287th MP Per SO#82, 11May44, transferred to DTC No. 4 per SCMO #27 dtd 8 May Fink, Frank B. Jr. Pfc 579th and 577th SO#20, 16Apr43 MOS 501 = Admin and Tech Clerk Finkel, Elliott W. Capt 577th LFW 577th Sq Intelligence Officer Fiore, Mario Pfc 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 MP Fish, John P. 2/Lt 10thStaCompSq LFW Gas Defense Officer Fisher M/Sgt 576th Capt Levell's roster 576th Crew Chief #42-50409; 576th Ground Crew #2, "A" flight Fisher Pfc 576th Capt Levell's roster 576th Ground Crew #6, "B" Flight Fisher, Nolan B. Jr. Cpl 576th SO#67, 23Apr44 MOS 256 = Welder, Combination.38542717.Per SO#122, 1Jul44, MOS change from 521 to 747. Per OO#1, 25May45, MOS 747; will proceed o/a 28May45 aboard 42-51128 to Bradley Field, CT. Fisher, William C. Cpl 1May45 Trolley mission list Fiske, Willard W. Pfc 577th SO#21, 20Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer Fitzgerald, Cannon C. Pvt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 Tech Supply Clerk 578th Tech Supply Flagler, Clarence O. Cpl 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 Airplane Mechanic Flehr, John H. Pfc 577th SO#16, 9Apr43 MOS 501 = Admin and Tech Clerk Fleming, Robert R. S/Sgt 578th SO#15, 7 Apr43 MOS 890 = Photo Interpreter.Per LFW, Intelligence Section Chief S-2 Personnel Fletcher, William J. Sgt 577th SO#50, 5Mar45 Placed on indefinite TD with 1287th MPs. Fling, W.D. Technical Rep Represented Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corp who built the first electronic gunsight for the Martin upper turret.Wright Field sent him to Wendling to supervise the testing of the equipment and the training of gunners (per May93 News). Flohr, John H. Jr. Sgt 577th 577 roster 2May45 Flores, Estoban Pvt 1287th MP Co Det A LFW Floyd, James J. Pfc 577th 577 roster 2May45 Flower, Andrew A. Pfc 579th SO#162, 15Aug44 MOS change from 521 to 055.Flew to Bradley Field CT on 42-50650 per OO#1, 25May45; MOS 055. Flynn Cpl 576th Capt Levell's roster 576th Ground Crew #4, "A" Flight Flynn, Richard J. Pvt 576th SO#1, 1Mar43 MOS 341=Shop Maintenance Mechanic Foerhart Jr, Edgar F. S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW Fohl, Warren F. S/Sgt 577th LFW Foley, Charles J. Pfc Gp Hq 392, 24Mar44 MOS 590, Laborer Folkert, Jay E. 2/Lt 10thStaCompSq and Gp Hq 392, 9Feb44 Gp Weapons Officer 392nd Staff Officers 3May45 Fontenot, Lloyd C.A. Pvt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 Armorer Foos Lt 576th Turret Officer 576th Sqdn Officers #2 Forbis [or Forbes], Guy Pfc 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 Cook/Baker Ford, Parker S. T/Sgt Gp Hq and 576th SO#5, 22Mar43 Fore, Emmett W. Jr. 1/Lt Gp Hq SO#17, 10Apr43 Station Special Services Officer Individual Photo; Officers Fore, Joseph Pfc 577th SO#152, 5Aug44 MOS change from 521 to 590 Forkosh, Nathan Sgt 579th SO#143, 26Jul44 Maj Dilworth to investigate facts & circumstances of injuries received by Forkosh and determine line of duty status.Per SO#187, 13Sep44, MOS change from 405 to 826. Foster, Wesley G. S/Sgt 579th SO#72, 30Mar45 MOS change from 611 to 514. Fox, Manley Jr. Sgt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 Photo Lab Tech.Per Feb96 News, joined just after graduation from photography school in Feb 1943. Individual Photo Photographic Section; Photographic Section #2 Fox, Joseph W. Pfc 10thStaCompSq LFW Francis, Charles P. Cpl 578th SO#10, 29Mar43 MOS 686 = Airplane Instrument Mechanic, Specialist Frandiger, Conrad E. Pfc 577th SO#16, 9Apr43 MOS 501 = Admin and Tech NCO Frantz, Joseph M. Sgt 465th Sub-Depot LFW MOS 826 = Supply technician, AAF 465th Sub Depot photo #1 465th SubDepot Personnel Fraser, Charles W. Pfc 578th 392, 3Mar44 Airplane Electrical Mechanic, Specialist Frederick, Virgil J. Sgt 576th Capt Levell's roster Aircraft Armorer Freeborn Jr, Howard Pvt 1287th MP Co Det A 2BD 1Jun44 MOS 677 = Military Policeman Freeman Lt 576th 576th Sqdn Officers #2 Freeman, Robert E. T/Sgt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 578th Radar Chief.Per 392nd orders 21 Dec 44, MOS changed from 860 to 853, Radar Mechanic, Navigation 578th Sqdn Communications Section Freudiger, Conrad E. Pvt 577th SO#139, 22Jul44 MOS change from 405 to 590.Per SO#267, 18Dec44, reduced to Pvt for cause.Per SO#19, 25Jan45, transferred to 12th Reinforcement Depot for transfer to infantry.MOS 590. Frey, Charles L. Pvt 576th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 929 = Automotive Equipment Operator Fri?, Mike J. Pvt 579th SO#6, 23Mar43 MOS 345 = Truck Driver, Light Friedberg, Charles L. Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW Friem, Gunter F. Pfc 264th Medical Disp LFW Friemel, Roy W. Cpl 577th 577 roster 2May45 Fries, Louis A. 1/Lt 578th SO#75, 14Nov43 Sent to Air Sea Rescue School with Holmes Alexander Frith, Lionel A. Pvt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 Armorer 578th Armament Cunningham & Frith Fritsche, John Maj Gp Hq LFW Sta Adjutant.Per LFW p 122, received orders to attend General Staff School in the US in June44 392nd Staff Officers 3May45 Rendle,Bush,Fritsche Frye, Raymond F. Pvt 578th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 929 = Automotive Equipment Operator Individual Photo Frye, Raymond V. Sgt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 Carpenter Individual Photo Fuhrman, Wayne B. T/Sgt 1825th Ord S&M Co LFW Fulkerson, Albert D. Pvt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 Truck Driver Fulwider, James C. Sgt 1May45 Trolley mission list Funk, Jabez M. Pvt 576th SO#1, 1Mar43 MOS 747=Airplane and Engine Mechanic Furtado Jr, Manual J. Pvt 576th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic
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