We have listed 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.
CLICK ON THE LETTER OF THE GROUND ECHELON's LAST NAME
[A] [B] [C] [D] [E] [F] [G] [H] [I] [J] [K] [L] [M] [N] [O] [P] [Q] [R] [S] [T] [U] [V] [W] [Y] [Z]
Abbreviations used in this roster:
LFW = Liberators from Wendling, the history of the 392nd Bomb Group by Col. Robert E. Vickers, Jr.
MOS = Military Occupational Specialty
SO = Special Orders
20thCC = 20th Century Crusaders by Ian L. Hawkins (anthologist) and Bill and Marge Braddock (editors). This anthology contains "true tales of the air war over Europe told by those who lived them."
Ground echelon personnel were assigned to:
Group Headquarters and the 576th, 577th, 578th, and 579th Squadrons
10th Station Complement Squadron
1217th Quartermaster Service Group
1825th Ordnance Supply & Maintenance Co. (Avn)
806th Chemical Co. (AO) Detachment "A"
586th Army Postal Unit
2974th Finance Detachment (later, the 208th)
2101st Engineer Fire-fighting Platoon
1287th Military Police Company, Detachment "A"
264th Medical Dispensary
American Red Cross
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, as I know every man who has had the opportunity to fly with the 2nd Air Division planes, would thank you if it were possible. The flying personnel know what your efforts have been to supply them with the means to perform their part of the team's work, the long hours with little glory, and they are grateful.
As your Commanding General, I wish to offer you my sincere congratulations, and to commend you on a job well done."
--Maj. Gen. W. E. Kepner, Commanding, 2nd Air Division From an address on 8 April 1945 during "Salute the Ground Man Week"