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 "V"
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Name Rank Unit Source Comments Photo Location Vacker, Lester Pfc 577th SO#22, 21Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer Vaderhye, George Cpl 10thStaCompSq LFW Vaeth, Herbert Pvt 10thStaCompSq LFW Valadoz, Arthur Pvt 578th SO#6, 23Mar43 Valasquez, R. Sgt Football Team Valles Pvt 576th Capt Levell's roster 576th Refueling Unit Valles, Martin J. Pvt 578th SO#6, 23Mar43 MOS 931 = Heavy Automotive Equipment Operator Van Buhler, Donald J. Pfc 577th SO#21, 20Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer VanHuss, Walter J. Sgt 465th Sub-Depot LFW Van Seoyk, David S. Cpl 579th 392, 17Mar44 Van Sickle, Harry E. Pvt 1825th Ord S&M Co LFW Van Sickle, Herschel P. Cpl 576th SO#225, 28Oct44 assigned; MOS 867 = Radar Mechanic.Per SO#239, 13Nov44, TD for a course of instruction in SCR 584. Vargo, Albert F. Pvt Gp Hq SO#27, 29Apr43 MOS 521 = Airman Basic Vasko, Edward P. Pvt 577th SO#9, 29Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane & Engine Mechanic Veenstra, Lambert Pvt Gp Hq, 576th and 578th 392, 24Mar44 Airman Basic.Per 578 roster 5Aug44, Ordnance Worker Veesaert, Marlin J. Sgt Gp Hq LFW Gp Awards Chief and Statistician Velazquez, Rudolph V. Pvt 577th SO#24, 25Apr43 MOS 014 = Automotive Mechanic (2nd Echelon) Vendetti, Frank J. S/Sgt 1287th MP Co Det A LFW Vernon, James R. Pvt 577th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic Verrier Jr, Arthur J. Pvt 579th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic Viau, Raymond J. Pvt 579th SO#6, 23Mar43 MOS 929 = Automotive Equipment Operator Vickers Ben L. Jr. M/Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW Per LFW, placed on Detached Service in Mar45 to North Pickenham to help set up their runway lighting system Individual Photo Vidra, Richard H. Sgt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 578th RUO Baird, Vidra & Jones Viera, Donald C. Sgt 576th SO#263, 13Dec44 assigned; MOS 853.Per OO#1, 25May45, flew back to Bradley Field o/a 28May45 aboard 42-50647. Villanueva, Paul W. Pvt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 578th KP Villareal, Jesus Pfc 10thStaCompSq LFW Villareal, Filemon C. Pfc 579th SO#27, 29Apr43 MOS 754 = Radio Mechanic, AAF Vincent, Custer L. Sgt 465th Sub-Depot LFW Vinton, Creighton E. Pvt 576th 392, 3Mar44 Airman Basic Vitale, Chester S. Pvt Gp Hq and 576th 392, 24Mar44 Airman Basic Vivian, Sammy Sgt 579th LFW 579th Sq Operations Clerk. Per LFW, won the 2AD Skeet Shooting Champtionship with a perfect score, 50-50. Vivian, Ross, Geary, Holloman Vlach, Emil Pvt 577th SO#4, 21Mar43 MOS 861 = Surgical Technician Voelkel, Finney D. T/4 1825th Ord S&M Co LFW Awarded the Soldier's Medal for heroic actions 5Dec43 Vogel, Blase A. Cpl 10thStaCompSq LFW Volkman, Zelo K. Cpl 10thStaCompSq LFW Volos, Edward S. Pfc 10thStaCompSq LFW Volpe, Paul J. Sgt 576th SO#249, 24Nov44 TD to Sta 123 for 10 days for duty at 1080th Signal Co.Per SO#277, 29Dec44, MOS change from 860 to 853.Returned to Bradley Field CT aboard 42-95299 per OO#1, 25May45; MOS 853.
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