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 "J"
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Name Rank Unit Source Comments Photo Location Jackson T/Sgt 576th Capt Levell's roster 576th Crew Chief #42-50650 Jackson, Claud K. Pvt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 Cook Jackson, Joseph J. M/Sgt 576th SO#51, 1Oct43 Flew to Bradley Field CT on 42-94912 per OO#1, 25May45, MOS 750; crew chief. Jackson, John N.C. Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW Jackson, LeRoy Pvt Gp Hq SO#22, 21Apr43 MOS 521 = Airman Basic, Non-Specialist Jacobs, Allen C. Pvt 579th SO#10, 30Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic.Awarded the Soldier's Medal for heroic actions on 5Dec43.While serving as fireguard, he saw #42-7556 catch fire and while running toward the plane, he met a man who was on fire (probably Cpl Shockley).He smothered the flames with his jacket and then took him to a nearby water hole and completely extinguished his clothing. Jacobson, Charles H. Pvt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 Switchboard Operator; per LFW, Radio Operator.Aug96 News said he was in the 578th communications section, arriving at Wendling 15Jan44. Jacobson, Harold N. Pfc 1217th QM Svc Gp 392, 21Jul44 1217th QM Co 1217th QM Co (AVN), May 1994 NEWS Jacobson, Lawrence D. Cpl Gp Hq 392, 14Aug44 MOS 867 = Radar Mechanic, Bombardment Jacobus, Charles E. Sgt 578th SO#6, 23Mar43 MOS 824 = Mess Sergeant Jado, Joseph S. Pvt 577th SO#6, 23Mar43 MOS 050 = Carpenter (Construction) Jaffe, Harold S/Sgt Gp Hq 392, 14Aug44 MOS 867 = Radar Mechanic, Bombardment Jaime, Pilar A. Pfc 10thStaCompSq LFW Jakubik, Frank A. Cpl 10thStaCompSq LFW Jakusik, Edward P. Sgt 576th Capt Levell's roster Turret Section James 579th 579th ground crew and 670 James, Fairfax R. Pfc 1825th Ord S&M Co LFW James, Ralph E. Sgt 576th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic Individual Photo Ralph James in front of Ski Nose James, William R. Sgt Gp Hq 392 roster Alamo. Operations Clerk Janecek, Clarence F. Cpl 579th SO#44, 27Feb45 assigned; MOS 658.Flew to Bradley Field CT on 42-50650 per OO#1, 25May45; MOS 970. Janeczek, John P. S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW Jankowski, Chester Pvt 579th SO#17, 10Apr43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic Individual Photo Janosik, Patrick S. Pvt Gp Hq 392, 24Mar44 MOS 590 = Laborer Janosik, Stephen P. Pvt 10th SCS Per SO#39, 20Feb45, transferred to 12th Reinf Depot for transfer to infantry; MOS 590. Januszewski, Joseph J. Pvt 576th SO#24, 25Apr43 MOS 504.Per Capt Levell's roster, 576th Ordnance Section Crew Chief Jarvis M/Sgt 577th Crew Chief for #42-95040, Silver Streak Cohn crew in front of Silver Streak Jarvis, Otis E. Pfc 577th SO#9, 29Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic Jeandron, Gilbert J. Sgt 576th SO#68, 25Apr44 Released from SD with 1287th MPs and returned to own unit.14059669.Per SO#186, 12Sep44, MOS change from 521 to 055. Jeffers, Robert Pvt 578th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 555 = Aircraft Sheet Metal Worker Jeffers, Finch and Mehl Jenkins, Harold L. Pvt 578th SO#5, 22Mar43 Jenkins, Kelvin O. Pfc 577th 392, 3Mar44 Airman Basic Jenkins, Raymond D. Cpl 579th SO#1, 1Mar43 Jensen, Arthur H. Sgt 578th SO#177, 2Sep44 TD to pers equip school. 578th Parachute Rigger.Per Aug 91 News, worked in the drying room taking care of personal flying equipment and parachutes Jensen, Morres H. Cpl 579th SO#1, 1Mar43 Relieved as Medical Technician, reassigned as Medical Section Leader. Medics Jensen, William C. Pvt 579th SO#11, 1Apr43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic.Later transitioned to the 390th, a B17 unit. Jensen, William J. Pfc 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 Cook Jewett, Russell W. Pfc 10th SCS SO#73, 1May44 MOS change from 521 to 060.Per SO#39, 20Feb45, transferred to 12th Reinf Depot for transfer to infantry,MOS 060. Jillapoll 576th 576th in 1943 Jirel Jr, Dock Sgt 578th SO#1, 1Mar43 Welder, Combination Carrying Flag at Alamogordo Joandron, Gilbert J. Sgt 576th SO#49, 28Mar44 MOS 521 = Airman Basic Jobson Jr, Walter P. 1/Lt 10thStaCompSq LFW Watch Officer Johanson, Robert L. Cpl 403d Hq & Base Serve Sq ASG 392, 20Apr45 MOS changed from 932 Special Vehicle Operator to 144.Per LFW, assigned to 10thStaCompSq Johns, Joseph L. Jr. Pfc 579th SO#72, 30Mar45 MOS change from 504 to 521.Assigned per SO#50, 5Mar45, MOS P345 Johnson Capt 577th LFW 577th Sq Engineering Officer Johnson, Aubrey Sr. Pfc 1287th MP Co Det A LFW Johnson, Arthur J. Cpl Gp Hq 392, 14Aug44 MOS 867 = Radar Mechanic, Bombardment Johnson, B. 465th Sub-Depot 465th Sub Depot history 465th Sub Depot photo #1 Johnson, Donald C. Pvt 576th SO#1, 1Mar43 MOS 521 = Airman Basic Johnson, Edward J. Pvt 579th SO#17, 10Apr43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic Johnson, Hazel 1/Lt 110th Station Hospital Nurse McBride Wedding Party Johnson, John A. Jr. Sgt 577th 577 roster 2May45 Johnson, John M. Cpl 10thStaCompSq LFW Johnson, Karl E. Capt 10thStaCompSq 392, 21Jul44 Sta Utilities Officer and Sta Agricultural Officer Johnson, Karl J. Pvt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 Johnson, Lorin Col Individual photo Johnson, Lawrence A. T/5 1825th Ord S&M Co LFW Johnson, Marlin C. Pvt 1May45 Trolley mission list Johnson, Nevin J. Cpl 10thStaCompSq LFW Stowed away on mission and was Killed In Action on 18 Sep44.Had just been approved for assignment to a paratroop unit and was scheduled to ship out in a few days. Johnson, Norman R. Capt 577th LFW 577th Sq Engineering Officer Johnson, Richard T/Sgt 465th Sub-Depot LFW Johnson, Robert A. 2/Lt Gp Hq SO#19, 14Apr43 Asst Gp Statistical Officer Johnson, Rolland C. Sgt 465th Sub-Depot LFW Johnson, Sit Sgt 579th SO#28, 18Feb44 MOS=137.Per SO#182, 7Sep44, TD for AML Bomb teacher school.Flew to Bradley Field CT on 42-50650 per OO#1, 25May45; MOS 137. Johnson, William E. Pfc 1287th MP Co Det A LFW Johnston, Harold W. Sgt 579th SO#28, 18Feb44 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer Johnston, Howard D. Cpl 10thStaCompSq LFW Jones, Ames T. Cpl 577th SO#1, 1Mar43 Jones, Charles H. Cpl 465th Sub Depot 465th Sub Depot history MOS 929 = Automotive Equipment Operator 465th Sub Depot photo #2 Jones, Charles M. Cpl 10thStaCompSq LFW Jones, Connell Pfc 577th SO#17, 10Apr43 MOS 501 = Admin and Tech Clerk Jones, Dallet Civ American Red Cross 1st American Red Cross Field Director at the 392nd. Photo was taken in the library of the 392nd's American Red Cross Aeroclub during its opening, Christmas Eve 1943. Small, Jones, Schmidt Jones, Duard L. Pfc 10thStaCompSq LFW Jones, Evans W. Pvt 579th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 931 = Heavy Automotive Equipment Operator Jones, Fred Pvt Gp Hq 392, 24Mar44 MOS 590 = Laborer Jones, Futrell C. Pvt 576th SO#14, 6Apr43 MOS 756 = AAF Radio Operator and Mechanic Jones, Glenn W. Pvt 578th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic Jones, Gordon S. 1/Lt Gp Hq 392, 14Aug44 Jones, Henry J. Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW Jones, LeRoy Cpl 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 578th RUO Baird, Vidra & Jones Jones, Llewellyn Cpl 579th SO#55, 9Oct43 Jones, Louis A. Cpl 577th 392, 3Mar44 Radio Operator, AAF Jones, P. Sgt Football Team Jones, Paul E. Pvt 577th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 931 = Heavy Automotive Equipment Operator Jones, Roy M. Sgt 577th 392, 9Feb44 Jones, Thomas R. T/Sgt 465th Sub-Depot LFW Jones, Walter C. Sgt Gp Hq and 578th SO#8, 27Mar43 Jones, Wilbert H. Sgt 10th SCS SO#67, 1Nov43 Jones, Wilton T. Sgt 10th SCS SO#91, 13Dec43 MOS 566 Jordan, Louis C. Cpl 578th SO#51, 6Mar45 assigned; MOS 853 Jordan, Ralph Jr. M/Sgt 465th Sub-Depot LFW MOS = 502, Administrative Noncommissioned Officer. Was transferred from the Stock Record Section to the Shipping and Receiving Dept 465th Sub Depot photo #1 Jorgenson Bomber 4 Jose, Dean R. Sgt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 578th Switchboard Operator; per LFW, Radio Mechanic Joyce, Richard T. Pvt 577th 392 11Apr45 MOS changed from 478 (Flight Engineer) to 53 (Airman Basic) Joyce, Wayne S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW Juarez, Jose O. Pfc 10th SCS SO#66, 23Mar45 transferred to 12th Reinf Depot for transfer to infantry; MOS 809.Per GO#3, 30May44, awarded the Good Conduct Medal. Julian, William J. Cpl SO#22, 21Apr43 MOS 620 = Parachute Rigger and Repairman Julien, Ray A. 1/Lt 577th LFW 577th Sq Ordnance Officer Ordnance Officeres 14 July 44 Individual photo Jurkas, Frederick J. Pfc 10th SCS SO#126, 5Jul44 Reduced to Pvt for inefficiency.Per SO#19, 25Jan45, transferred to 12th Reinf Depot for transfer to infantry; MOS 590.Per GO#3, 30May44, awarded the Good Conduct Medal.Per SO#152, 5Aug44, MOS change from 521 to 590.
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