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 "K"
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Name Rank Unit Source Comments Photo Location Kabot, Cash A. Pvt 576th SO#27, 29Apr43 MOS 521 = Airman Basic Kadysewski, A. T/Sgt 11May Trolley mission list Kagan, Irving Pfc 10thStaCompSq LFW Kaiser, Lewis D. S/Sgt SO#1, 1Mar43 Kakas, John D. Pfc 576th Capt Levell's roster Munitions Worker Kalchultz, Charles A. Pvt 578th SO#24, 25Apr43 MOS 504.Per Capt Levell's roster, 576th Ordnance Section Crew Chief Football Team Kale Jr, Russell H. Pvt 576th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic Kalina, Francis W. Pvt 578th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 060 = Cook Kallas, John J. Pvt 578th SO#10, 30Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic Miss Minnie Ground crew Kalschultz, Charles A. T/Sgt 578th and 1825th Ord S&M Co SO#24, 25Apr43 392, 11Apr44 MOS 504; per Capt Levell's roster, 576th Ordnance Section Crew Chief. Was transferred to the 1825th Ordnance Co. per SO#70, 27Apr44. Was on 392nd's football team. 1825th Ordnance Personnel #1 Bicycles Kaminski, Zigmund T. S/Sgt 465th Sub-Depot LFW MOS 826 = Supply technician, AAF 465th Sub Depot photo #1 Kania, Walter Pvt 578th SO#6, 23Mar43 MOS 256 = Welder Waiting to Load; Ford's Folly 42-7466 Kapchuk, Marty T/Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW Kaplan, Jacob A. Sgt 1287th MP Co Det A LFW Kaplan, Norman R. Pfc 578th 392, 3Mar44 Telephone Operator Kappeler, John E. Pvt 576th SO#6, 23Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic.Per Capt Levell's roster 576th Ground Crew #2, "C" Flight.Per Nov 1993 News, took care of 42-50387, Birdie Schmidt. Birdie Schmidt & Ground Crew Kasavan, Herman M. 2/Lt 579th SO#27, 29Apr43 Kasparek, Charles W. Pvt 579th SO#6, 23Mar43 MOS 239 = Teletypewriter Mechanic Kasparek, Charles W. Sgt 579th SO#84, 1Dec43 Karls M/Sgt 579th 579th Flight Chief Short Snorter Ground Crew fm June82 2ADA Journal Karnbach, Albert J. Pfc 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 Armorer Karp, Iving A. Cpl 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 578th Mess hall stock room Kates, Charles D. Pfc 577th 577 roster 2May45 Kath, Lawrence O. S/Sgt 576th 576 roster 1May45 Katula, R. Sgt Football Team Katz, Isadore T/5 867th Chem CO. SO#228, 31Oct44 MOS change from 822 to 835. Kaufman, Alton Sgt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 Radio Mechanic Kaufman, Alton W. Cpl 578th SO#8, 27Mar43 MOS 552 = Control Tower Operator Kay, John S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq;Capt Levell's roster LFW 576th Ground Crew #5, "C" Flight Individual Photo Kay, William D. Cpl 576th SO3228, 31Oct44 reduced to Pvt for cause. 11114492 Kaylor, Allen R. Cpl 10thStaCompSq LFW Kayser, Byron R. Sgt 577th 392, 3Mar44 Mess Sergeant Keach, Cecil E. Pfc 10thStaCompSq LFW Kearse, William M. Pvt 577th SO#21, 20Apr43 MOS 521 = Airman Basic; in 577th Ordnance Keathley, Dick N. T/5 1825th Ord S&M Co 1825th orders July 1943 Ordnance Section Chief Bicycles Keck Jr, Harry L. S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW Keck, Kenneth A. Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW Keehn, Martin F. Pvt 576th SO#247, 21Nov44 assigned; MOS 590.Per SO#259, 7Dec44, placed on duty requiring regular and frequent aerial flights.36010102.Per SO331, 9Feb45, MOS change from 590 to 538. Keen, Harold J. Sgt 577th 577 roster 2May45 Keenan, Edward J. Pfc 576th SO#22, 21Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer Keeney, Thomas E. Sgt 578th and 579th 392, 3Mar44 MOS 895.Per 392 20Apr45, MOS changed from 860 to 852, Radar Mechanic, RCM. Kehoe, James T. Pfc 576th SO#19, 14Apr43 MOS 902 = Weapons Mechanic, Aircraft.Per 392nd orders 3Mar44, was Ammunition NCO Keller, Louis R. Pvt 1217th QM Svc Gp LFW 1217th QM Co 1217th QM Co (AVN), May 1994 NEWS Kelly, Archie B. Sgt 579th SO#63, 19Apr44 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic Kelly, Bennie B. Pvt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 Cook Kelly, Bruce S. Pfc 578th and Gp Hq SO#15, 7Apr43 Kelly, Edgar Cpl Gp Hq 392, 14Aug44 MOS 867 = Radar Mechanic, Bombardment Kelly, James F. S/Sgt 1825th Ord S&M Co LFW Kelly, John J. Pfc 579th SO#19, 14Apr43 MOS 902 = Weapons Mechanic, Aircraft Kelly, Leonard P. Pfc 10thStaCompSq LFW Kelly, Raymond W. Pfc 577th SO#19, 14Apr43 MOS 902 = Weapons Mechanic, Aircraft Kent, George W. M/Sgt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 578th Crew Chief.Per LFW, awarded Bronze Star in Feb45. Orig. 578th Grnd Crew Carrying flag at Alamogordo Kent, Taylor G. S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW KenworthyJr, George W. Pfc 579th SO#19, 14Apr43 MOS 902 = Weapons Mechanic, Aircraft Kenyon, Frank H. 1/Sgt 578th SO#1, 1Mar43 Kenyon, Graeme T. Sgt 578th SO#1, 1Mar43 Kerch, C. Pfc 10thStaCompSq LFW Cook Kervan 576th 576th in 1943 Keslosky, Nick Cpl 576th SO#27, 29Apr43 MOS 686 = Airplane Instrument Mechanic, Specialist Ketterer, Charles Sgt 576th 392, 9Feb44 Per Cap Levell's roster, was a specialist in the 576th's Refueling Unit. Keys, Howard K. Pfc 578th SO#19, 14Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer 578th Sqdn Armament Section Khoury, Buddy S/Sgt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 MOS 806 = Code Clerk.578th Site 4 NCO; per LFW, Cryp Individual Photo Kiefer, Wesley S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW Kieffer, Ralph W. 578th and 579th Killough, Bernard G. S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW Kilroy, Brandon R. S/Sgt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 Armorer 578th Armament King, Carroll W. Pvt 578th SO#10, 30Mar43 MOS 747 =Airplane and Engine Mechanic.578th Crew Chief S/Sgt Carroll W. King; King and Double Trouble; Crew Chief King & crew King, Henry M. Pfc 10thStaCompSq LFW King, Lloyd F. Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW King, Thomas J. M/Sgt Gp Hq SO#4, 21Mar43 MOS 529= Wrecker Crewman or Operator Kinney, Albert Pvt 576th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 552 = Control Tower Operator Kinney, James L. M/Sgt 576th Topeka 31Aug43 Per LFW, he was 576th Line Chief and departed for USA in Sep44.Was awarded the DFC and Soldier's Medal. Getting DFC from Gen Johnson Ramp Rooster Kirk, Raymond Pvt 10th SCS GO#3, 30May44 Awarded the Good Conduct Medal.Per SO#152, 5Aug44, MOS change from 521 to 590. Kirkpatrick Cpl 576th Capt Levell's roster 576th Refueling Unit Kirol, John S/Sgt 577th SO#31, 9Feb45 MOS change from 611 to 612. Kirschke, Lloyd F. Pvt Gp Hq SO#6, 23Mar43 MOS 824 = Mess Sergeant Kirst, Wilbur E. Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW Kitchen, Conley Pvt 1287th MPs SO#19, 25Jan45 transferred to 12th Reinf Depot for transfer to infantry; MOS 677 Kjelshus, John Cpl 579th 579th ground crew Sep 1980 2ADA Journal Kleckner, Kenneth H. Pfc 10thStaCompSq and 2101st FF Pl 392, 13Apr44 MOS = Fire Fighter Crash Crew 10Mar44 Klein, Walter A. Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW Klempner, Jack Sgt 1217th QM Svc Gp LFW Kline, Edward A. Pvt 576th SO#6, 23Mar43 MOS 239 = Teletypewriter Mechanic.Per 392nd orders 3Mar44, was a Cryptographer (Code Compiler). Kline, Horace Sgt 578th SO#1, 1Mar43; 578 roster 5Aug44 578th Flight Chief Individual Photo Crew Chief Ernie Barber Orig. 578th Grnd Crew Knettel, Gerald A. Cpl 577th 577 roster 2May45 Knilans, Richard S. Pfc 1217th QM Svc Gp LFW Knipe, Arthur H., Jr. Cpl 578th SO#1, 1Mar43; 578 roster 5Aug44 Crew Chief Orig. 578th Grnd Crew A.M. Roberts crew Individual Photo with "Ford's Folly 42-7466 Knox, Ralph V. Pvt 579th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 931 = Heavy Automotive Equipment Operator Koboskie, Edward Cpl 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 Munitions Worker Kobylarz, John F. S/Sgt 465th Sub-Depot LFW 465th Sub Depot Section Chiefs Kocevar, John L. Sgt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 578th Power Turret & Cnst Mechanic.Per LFW, Power Turret Specialist 578th Sqdn Armament Section Waiting for Planes to Return 578th turret Section Kolek, Stanley V. Pfc 10th SCS Per SO#39, 20Feb45, transferred to 12th Reinf Depot for transfer to infantry,MOS 605.Per GO#3, 30May44, awarded the Good Conduct Medal.Per SO#174, 30Aug44, MOS change from 603 to 605. Koon, Aubrey D. Pfc 577th 577 roster 2May45 Koracin, Frank A. S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW Koroluck, Stephen Pvt 579th OO#1, 25May45 Flew to Bradley Field CT on 42-50390, MOS 590. Kory, Adam E. Pfc 579th SO#80, 22Nov43 Korzun, Frank A. Pvt 577th SO#139, 22Jul44 MOS change from 677 to 590.36035833.Per SO#19, 25Jan45, transferred to 12th Reinforcement Depot for transfer to infantry.MOS 590 Kostrowski, John S. Sgt 576th 392, 3Mar44 Cook Kotsifakis, Pete G. Cpl 579th SO#102, 13May45 Was in the Avionics/Radio Support section. Was awarded the Bronze Star for his work with the Signal Corps on the Radio Bomb Release, which significantly improved bombing accuracy. Kotula, Robert Pvt 576th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 665 = Fuel Tank Repairman.Per Capt Levell's roster, 576th Ground Crew #1, "C" Flight. Kovero, Wayne V. Sgt 579th SO#162, 15Aug44 MOS change from 521 to 678.Flew to Bradley Field CT on 44-50505 per OO#1, 25May45; MOS 678. Kowers, Wayne Pvt 579th SO#74, 2May44 TD for Sperry Ball Tur Maint school Koza, Harold J. Pfc 577th SO#12, 4Apr43 MOS 501 = Admin and Tech Clerk Kozankiewicz, Walter A. T/5 1825th Ord S&M Co LFW Kozlowski, Paul R. S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW Kraft, Philip M. Cpl 577th 577 roster 2May45 Kraftsow, Morton Capt 867th Chem Co. SO#173, 29Aug44 Krahmer, Emory L. Cpl 579th SO#65, 27Oct43 MOS 683=Bombsight Mechanic.Per SO#22, 4Feb44, TD for 4-wk course in Honeywell AFCE and Norden bombsight maintenance. Kralowec Jr, George I. Pvt Gp Hq SO#27, 29Apr43 MOS 945 = Photo Lab Technician Photographic Section; Photographic Section #2 Kraska, Stanley F. Pvt 577th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 521 = Airman Basic Kreisman, Irving 2/Lt 10thStaCompSq LFW Asst Flying Control Officer; also Flight Control Officer Krell, Harvey M. Cpl 577th SO#1, 1Mar43 Krenn, Edwin W. Pfc 577th SO#66, 23Mar45 transferred to 12th Reinf Depot for transfer to infantry; MOS 055 Kreska, Stanley F. Pvt 577th SO#152, 5Aug44 MOS change from 521 to 590. Kruse, Harry C. Pvt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 Airplane Mechanic.Per Nov94 News, GI Jane was one of his ships.He arrived at Wendling in Mar1944. Individual Photo Kuc, Edward A. Pfc 577th SO#10, 30Mar43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer Kuhn, William A. Pfc 579th SO#162, 15Aug44 MOS change from 521 to 055 Kulesa, Edward S. Pfc 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 Radio Mechanic Kulko, John J. T/5 1287th MP Co Det A LFW Kunkel, Albert F. Pfc 2101st FF Pl LFW Kunnecke, James H. Pvt 576th Capt Levell's roster 576th Turret Section; he was called the "Duke A Paducka" and was in Armament Kuntsler, Andrew K. S/Sgt 465th Sub-Depot LFW Kurowski, Frank N. Cpl 577th SO#1, 1Mar43 Kus, Stanley Cpl 1287th MP Co Det A LFW Kushner, Michael (NMI) Cpl 577th SO#1, 1Mar43 Lucash, Moro, Kushner Individual Photo Kuusela, Lawrence E. Pvt 1287th MP Co Det A LFW Kwasny, Edward P. S/Sgt 867th Chem CO. SO#173, 29Aug44 Reduced to Pvt without prejudice. Kyle, Oliver S. Pvt 576th SO#6, 23Mar43 MOS 931 = Heavy Automotive Equipment Operator.Per Capt Levell's roster, he was in the 576th Refueling Unit. Kyle, Robbie F. Pvt 577th SO#21, 20Apr43 MOS 345 = Ordnance Light Truck Driver
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