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 "W"
Additional selections can be found at the bottom of this page.
Name Rank Unit Source Comments Photo Location Wackosski Jr, George Pvt 578th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 665 = Fuel Tank Repairman Waddams, Donovan J. Jr. Pvt 579th SO#19, 25Jan45 transferred to 12th Reinforcement Depot for transfer to infantry.39409762, MOS 747.Per SO#162, 15Aug44, MOS change from 521 to 747. Wakelee, Dean L. S/Sgt 577th 392, 21Jul44 Placed on indefinite Temporary Duty with 1287th MP Co Det A after finishing his combat tour Walias, Sebastian R. Pvt 579th SO#6, 23Mar43 MOS 256 = Welder Walker, Charles F. S/Sgt 577th 577 roster 2May45 Wall, James W. LtCol 465th Sub-Depot LFW Sub-Depot Officer 392nd Staff Officers 3May45 Wall, William J. Pfc Gp Hq SO#15, 7Apr43 MOS 405 = Intelligence Clerk Wall, Bremer, and Weiner Wallace, Jimmy C. S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW Wallace, William L. 579th Wallen, Joe L. Sgt 579th OO#1, 25May45 Flew to Bradley Field CT on 44-50545; MOS 511. Walsh, Orval J. Cpl 10thStaCompSq LFW Walter, Patrick J. Cpl 10thStaCompSq LFW Walters, Herbert F. 2/Lt 10thStaCompSq LFW Watch Officer Wand, Leo E. Cpl 10thStaCompSq and 2101st FF Pl 392, 13Apr44 MOS = Fire Fighter Wand, Richard S/Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW Ward, Charles F. Pvt Gp Hq and 576th 392, 24Mar44 Airman Basic.Per 392 20Apr45, MOS changed from 590, Laborer, to 756, Radio Operator, AAF (Army Air Forces Radio Operator and Mechanic) Ware, William F. Pfc 578th SO#21, 20Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer.Per 578th roster 5Aug 44, MOS changed from 911 to 055, Clerk, General.Was a Supply Clerk. 578th Sqdn Armament Section Warman, Crester C. M/Sgt 576th SO#19, 14Apr43 Warmels, Marvin W. Cpl 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 Sheet Metal Worker Warner, George F. T/Sgt 579th SO#84, 1Dec43 Per SO#231, 3Nov44, atchd to 2BD and assigned to 389th BG for quarters, rats, and admin.MOS 750. Warner, Stanley E. Pvt 576th 8May45 Trolley mission CLL Warren, Harry L. Jr. M/Sgt 579th SO#90, 25Apr45 assigned, MOS 750 Wasson,William L. Pfc 465th Sub-Depot LFW Wassum, John P. Pvt 579th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 555 = Aircraft Sheet Metal Worker Waterman, Charles M. Pfc 578th SO#27, 29Apr43 MOS 754 = Radio Mechanic, AAF Waters, Herman E. Pvt Gp Hq and 576th 392, 24Mar44 Airman Basic Watkins, Louis R. Pvt 577th SO#20, 16Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer Watson, Archie W. Cpl 10thStaCompSq 392, 17Mar44 Watson, Harry S. Cpl 1287th MP Co Det A LFW Watts, John H. 1/Lt 10thStaCompSq LFW Flight Control Officer Watts, Warren K. Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW Wayland, Leonard N. Sgt 578th 392, 28Jan44 Per 392nd orders 21Dec44, MOS changed from 862 (Radar Mechanic, IFF (LORAN) to 853, Radar Mechanic, Navigation Weaver, Charles M. Pvt 577th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 929 = Automotive Equipment Operator Weckerly, Vernon E. Pvt 577th SO#6, 23Mar43 MOS 931 = Heavy Automotive Equipment Operator Weckesser, Walter C. S/Sgt 579th Electrician Wedekam, Kenneth C. Pfc 577th 392, 3Mar44 Cook Weeder, Rex D. Pfc 577th 577 roster 2May45 Football Team Weible, Robert F. Pvt 578th SO#24, 25Apr43 MOS 504.Per 392nd orders 3Mar44, Munitions Worker Weighall, Franklyn D. M/Sgt 1217th QM Svc Gp LFW 1217th QM Co 1217th QM Co (AVN), May 1994 NEWS Weinke, Roger B. Pfc 577th 577 roster 2May45 Weiner, Ernest Wall, Bremer, and Weiner Weinstein, M. Capt FD Disbursing O 392, 23Jan44 Weir, David R. Pfc 577th SO#21, 20Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer Weis, John P. Pvt 578th SO#6, 23Mar43 MOS 931 = Heavy Automotive Equipment Operator Weisberg, Bernard J. Cpl 465th Sub Depot LFW MOS-555 Aircraft Sheetmetal Worker Individual photo Weiss, Adelbert V. Cpl 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 578th RUO Weiss, John P. Sgt 578th 392, 3Mar44 Automotive Equipment Operator; per 392 orders 17Mar44, transferred to Det of Pts 231st Sta Hosp. Weiss, Samuel S/Sgt Weisz, Louis R. Pfc 576th SO#164, 18Aug44 MOS change from 521 to 590. Welch, Ernest L. Cpl 10thStaCompSq LFW Weller, Ivor L. Sgt 578th SO#3, 19Mar43 578th Crew Chief 42-109896 Goff & Weller Orig. 578th Grnd Crew Wells, Harold F. Sgt 465th Sub Depot 465th Sub Depot history Was selected for transfer to Infantry Reinforcement Training in Feb 1945 465th Sub Depot photo #1 Wells, James R. Pfc 1825th Ord S&M Co LFW Wells, Rayford T. Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW Wells, Richard G. Pfc 10thStaCompSq 392, 17Mar44 Per 392nd orders 20Apr 45, was in 403rd Hq & Base Serv Sq ASG.MOS changed from 932, Special Vehicle Operator to 055, Clerk, General. Welsh, George R. Pvt 465th Sub-Depot LFW Welson, Lee J. Cpl 10thStaCompSq and 2074th Fin Det 392, 23Jan44 Clerk Wermuth, Frank G. Cpl 577th and 10thStaCompSq SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 665 = Fuel Tank Repairman Wermuth, Paul O. Sgt 577th OO#1, 28May45 Flew to Bradley Field CT on 42-51238; MOS 685. Werts, Arthur W. Pvt Gp Hq and 10thStaCompSq 392, 24Mar44 MOS 590 = Laborer Wesselman, John G. T/Sgt 1825th Ord S&M Co LFW West, William C. T/5 1825th Ord S&M Co LFW Westbrook, Joe LtCol 578th Sq Gunnery Officer per Feb95 News Westendorf, Earl E. Pvt 577th SO#11, 1Apr43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic Westerberg, George E. Pfc 577th SO#21, 20Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer Whalen, James S. Wheeler, Lawrence E. Cpl 1217th QM Svc Gp LFW Wheeler, Robert P. Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW Whelan, Walter C. 2/Lt 578th 392, 16Dec44 Per 578 roster 5Aug44, 578th Sqdn Asst Intelligence Officer Whisman, Clayton C. Sgt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 Airplane Mechanic Whisman, Barber, Ivey; Whisman & group; Windy City crew #1 Whitczak, Leonard T. S/Sgt 1825th Ord S&M Co LFW White, Albert E. Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW White, Claude A., Jr. T/Sgt 465th Sub-Depot LFW 465th Sub Depot photo #1 White, Edwin S. Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW White, Ernest W. Pvt 576th SO#27, 29Apr43 MOS 060 = Cook White, Frederick A. S/Sgt 577TH SO#259, 7Dec44 TD for Sighting and Harmonization School. White, J. 578th 578th Sqdn Armament Section White, Luther W. 1/Lt Gp Hq SO#28, 1Mar43 Gp Photo Officer Individual Photo 392nd Staff Officers 3May45 Officers Photographic Section White, Stanley L. Pvt 576th SO#9, 29Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic.Per Feb96 News, was an aircraft inspector. White, William Pvt 577th SO#16, 9Apr43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic White, William A. Jr. Cpl 579th OO#1, 25May45 Flew to Bradley Field CT on 44-10495; MOS 747. Whitehead, Davis E. Cpl 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 578th Technical Supply Clerk 578th Ground Crewmen 578th Tech Supply Whitley, Lawrence R. Cpl 1217th QM Svc Gp LFW 1217th QM Co 1217th QM Co (AVN), May 1994 NEWS Whitley, Richard W. Cpl 577th 577 roster 2May45 Whitlock, George E. Pvt 576th 392, 3Mar44 Airman Basic Whittle, Jack H. 1/Lt 576th LFW 576th Sq Ordnance Officer 576th Sqdn Officers #2 Ordnance Officeres 14 July 44 Whitworth, Thurston W. Pvt 577th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic Whritenour, Paul W. Pvt 576th SO#39, 9Mar44 MOS 620 = Parachute Rigger and Repairman.Per SO#193, 19Sep44, reduced to Pvt for cause.Per SO#59, 15Mar45, transferred to 2912th DTC per GCMO No. 20, 2BD, dtd 13Mar1945. Wichelman, Willared C. Cpl 579th SO#27, 29Apr43 MOS 686 = Airplane Instrument Mechanic, Specialist Wiebke, Donald W. S/Sgt 577th 577 roster 2May45 Wiener, Ernest S/Sgt Gp Hq Gp S-2 (Intelligence).Per Nov01 News, he was a native of Czechoslovakia and became a US citizen at Alamogordo before the 392nd left for overseas. Wall, Bremer and Wiener(fm Fall 89 2ADA Journal). Wienske, Sigmund E. Cpl 577th SO#28, 18Feb44 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer Wilcox, Walter R. Pvt 576th SO#24, 25Apr43 MOS 504.Per 392nd orders 3Mar44, a Munitions Worker Wiford, Robert W. Pfc 579th SL#162, 15Aug44 MOS change from 521 to 901. Wiles, Eli B. Pfc 806th Chem Co GO#2, 27Apr45 Awarded the Good Conduct Medal. Wilhelm, William T. Cpl 578th SO#9, 15Jan44 transferred to Detachment of Patients, 77th Station Hospital Williams, Alfred A. Pfc 10thStaCompSq LFW Wilkins, Charles H. S/Sgt 576th SO#139, 22Jul44 Maj Daughtrey to investigate injuries received by Wilkins and his Line of Duty status.13010974 Wilkins, Charlie H. Pfc 579th SO#88, 17May44 transferred to Detachment of Patients, 231st Station Hospital.34579598.Per SO#128, 8Jul44, assigned to GPHQ then 579th.MOS 521.Per SO#164, 18Aug44, MOS change from 521 to 590. Williams, Clayton H. Pvt Gp Hq and 2101st FF Pl 392, 24Mar44 Airman Basic Williams, Donald J. Pvt 10thStaCompSq and 2101st FF Pl 392, 13Apr44 MOS = Fire Fighter Crash Crew 10Mar44 Williams, George W. Pvt 576th SO#67, 23Apr44 MOS 521 = Airman Basic.33556972.Per SO#186, 12Sep44, MOS change from 521 to 650. Williams, Gerald B. 1/Lt 10th SCS; Gp HQ SO#148, 31Jul44 Per SO#128, 8Jul44, TD to Sta 101 to appear before CMB.Per SO#167, 22Aug44, transferred from Gp HQ to 10th SCS. Williams, Herbert D. Pfc 576th and 578th SO#4, 21Mar43 MOS 861 = Surgical Technician Williams, John T. Pfc 1825th Ord S&M Co LFW Williams, Richard F. S/Sgt SO#10, 29Mar43 Williams, Russell K. S/Sgt 576th SO28, 18Feb44 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer Williams, Thomas D. Pvt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 Airplane Mechanic Williamson, Alfred R. Pvt 577th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 060 = Cook.Per LFW, 577th Mess Sergeant Willis, George B. 1/Lt 1287th MP Co Det A LFW Asst Provost Marshall Individual photo Willsea, Ralph W. Pfc 578th SO#21, 20Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer 578th Sqdn Armament Section 578th Armament Wilson, Arthur Pfc 577th SO#21, 20Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer Wilson, James A. Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW Wilson, Jim F. Cpl 578th SO#21, 20Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer 578th Sqdn Armament Section Wilson, John W. Sgt 577th 577 roster 2May45 Wilson, Lester C. T/Sgt 578th SO#90, 25Apr45 assigned, MOS 748 Wilson, Robert C. 1/Lt 578th 578 roster 5Aug44 578th Asst Engineering Officer Wiltrout, Raymond E. Sgt 576th SO#17, 10Apr43 576th Medical Section Wimberly Pfc 576th SO#16, 9Apr43 MOS 501 = Admin and Tech Clerk Windland, John W. 1/Sgt 577th First Sergeant Winfield, Daniel F. Pvt 577th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 239 = Teletypewriter Mechanic Wing, Sherwood O. Pvt 579th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic Winger, Ode Pvt 579th SO#4, 21Mar43 MOS 683 = Bombsight Mechanic Winkler, Edward J. Pvt 10thStaCompSq and 577th 392, 28Jan44 Winkles, K.B. Pvt 1217th QM Svc Gp 1217th QM Co 1217th QM Co (AVN), May 1994 NEWS Winland, John W. 577th Winters, Charles F. Pvt 577th SO#4, 21Mar43 MOS 683 = Bombsight Mechanic Wipfler, Leonard A. 1/Lt Gp Hq and 578th 392, 17Mar44 Gp Personnel Officer, Asst Adjutant, 578th Sq Adjutant Individual Photo Wirth, Harry R. Cpl 1287th MP Co Det A LFW Wisnicwski, John J. Cpl 10thStaCompSq LFW Wloszek, Edwin B. Pvt 579th SO#24, 25Apr43 MOS 504 Woder Sgt 579th 579th ground crew Sep 1980 2ADA Journal Woder, Walter C. Pvt 577th SO#9, 29Mar43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic Woilandich, Peter S/Sgt 465th Sub-Depot LFW Wolf, Howard M. Sgt 1825th Ord S&M Co LFW Wolfe, Irvin F. Cpl 578th SO#27, 29Apr43 MOS 686 = Airplane Instrument Mechanic, Specialist Wolfe, Linford G. S/Sgt 392, 28Jan44 Wolfe, Pete J. S/Sgt 578th SO#259, 7Dec44 TD for sighting and harmonization school.Per SO#54, 9Mar45, 579th, MOS change from 611 to 612. Wolfinger, Raymond E. Pvt 577th SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 620 = Parachute Rigger and Repairman Wolfson, Milton L. 2/Lt 579th LFW 579th Asst Sq Intelligence Officer Wood Jr., John T. Pfc 577th SO#21, 20Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer Wood, Edwin T. Capt 576th 392, 9Feb44 Asst Billeting Ofcr.Per Feb96 News, was first adjutant, then S-2 in 576th. 576th Sqdn Officers #1 576th Sqdn Officers #2 Wood, George J. Sgt Gp Hq 392, 14Aug44 MOS 867 = Radar Mechanic, Bombardment.Transferred from 44th BG. Wood, John T. S/Sgt 579th SO#49, 4Mar45 TD to Martin Turret maint. School.32447326 Woodard, Lawrence E. Capt 578 roster 5Aug44 Flight Surgeon Hospital Staff, 20 Feb 1944 Individual Photo Woodby, Eddie L. Pvt Gp Hq and 10thStaCompSq 392, 24Mar44 MOS 590 = Laborer Woodman Cpl 576th Capt Levell's roster Parachute Rigger Woodruff, Thomas R. Cpl 578th 392, 3Mar44 Admin & Technical Clerk Woodson, Roy M. Pvt 579th SO#11, 1Apr43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic Woodward, James C. Pfc 579th SO#22, 21Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer Worden Jr, Fredric E. Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW Worman, Harry L. Cpl 577th On Detty's ground crew, maintained YMCA Flying Service Wos, Edward A. Pvt 1217th QM Svc Gp LFW Woyden, Edward L. Pvt 577th SO#24, 25Apr43 MOS 504 Football Team Woytkowski, Henry F. Cpl 10th SCS SO#84, 1Dec43 Wozniak, Stephen A. Pvt 577th SO#11, 1Apr43 MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic Wray, Walter E. Sgt 578th SO#6, 10Jan44 sent TD to 52nd Fighter Control Sq Wright Photographic Section #2 Wright, John L. Pfc 578th SO#20, 16Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer Wright, Paul L. T/Sgt Gp Hq SO#3, 19Mar43 MOS 890 = Photo Interpreter E. Dereham 1943 Individual Photo Wrigley, John F. Sgt 10thStaCompSq LFW Wullschleger, Richard D. Pfc 1217th QM Svc Gp 1217th QM Co 1217th QM Co (AVN), May 1994 NEWS Wyllie, James D. Sgt 579th SO#21, 20Apr43 MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer.According to the Report of Aircraft Accidend, he received severe lacerations on his scalp and cheek and lost his left middle finger during the aircraft fire on 5 dec43.
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