The 6th Bomb Group

Ground Personnel - 39th Squadron



Primary Source: General Order No. 10, issued 20 Feb 1946 which lists all personnel (including air and ground crews) qualifying for the China Offensive Battle Star as of that date. The biggest challenge will be to sort the enlisted men into their appropriate air and ground crews.
Supplemental Sources: Crew pictures.

Let me know if there is anyone I have overlooked!

Here is a tentative listing of the ground personnel for the 39th Squadron:

3901
Rowen, Henry A. T/Sgt , Crew Chief

3902
Potts, Glen D. M/Sgt , Crew Chief

3903
Francescone, Ralph A. M/Sgt , Crew Chief

3904
Elliott, John V. M/Sgt

3905
Fusch, John P. M/Sgt

3906
Pencovic, Julian E. Sgt , Crew Chief

3907
Stevens, Howard C. M/Sgt

3908
Kolthoff, Henry H. M/Sgt , Crew Chief

3909
Lachance, Dennis F. S/Sgt , Crew Chief

3910

3911
Martelly, Roland J., Jr. S/Sgt , Crew Chief

3912
Strickland, Hildry O. M/Sgt

3913
Cote, Joseph P.G. M/Sgt
Rawson, George S. S/Sgt , Ass't Crew Chief?

3914
Drakeley, Horace J. T/Sgt

3915
Walters, Tracy R., Jr. M/Sgt , Crew Chief

3916
Chaney, Jack A. T/Sgt

TOKYO TROLLEY II
Bucher, Eugene E. S/Sgt , Crew Chief
Donohue, Robert J. Cpl , Ground Crew

Ciesielski, Stanley T. S/Sgt
Plax, Joseph A. Sgt
Kitchel, James E. S/Sgt
Cox, Otis B. Sgt

LOOK HOMEWARD ANGEL
Kunz, Willis H. Sgt , Ground Crew - Eng Spec

PATRICIA LYNN
Lewis, Bonnie M., Jr S/Sgt , Crew Chief

HERE'S LUCKY
Daniels, Alfred B. S/Sgt , Crew Chief

PROBABLE CREW CHIEFS

Canady, Raleigh J. M/Sgt
Cantonwine, Gail S. M/Sgt
Driskell, Joseph P. S/Sgt
Kneck, John P. M/Sgt
Hall, _ W. S/Sgt
Persinger, Bernard G. S/Sgt , Crew Chief
Smith, Everett M. S/Sgt
Spanton, Wayne C. M/Sgt

PROBABLE ARMORERS
Catherman, C. O. Cpl
Bastien, Allen R. Pfc
Becker, Robert H. S/Sgt
Brown, Ray E. Cpl
Butler, Frederick A. Cpl
Denhart, Joseph C. Pvt
Dodson, Charles W. T/Sgt
Esterhay, N. A. Cpl
Harpster, Fred R. Cpl , Armorer
Hazard, Harry E., Jr. S/Sgt
Hummeny, William Cpl
Ignacio, Frank J. Sgt , Armorer
Koutras, William Pvt
Kradlak, William M. Pvt
Labrie, Joseph E. Cpl
Lafile, Armand W., Jr. Sgt
Lawson, Murl P. Sgt
Lederer, Albert C. Sgt
Lloyd, Hollis O. Pfc
Loper, Donald J. Cpl
Mairaota, John Cpl
Marx, Andrew J., Jr. S/Sgt , Armorer
Meek, Kenneth D. Sgt , Armorer
Moore, Kenneth S. Sgt
Nichols, John P. S/Sgt , Armorer
Owen, Verdie V. Cpl
Peace, Thomas H. Pfc
Whyte, Robert Cpl
Wood, Charles T. Pfc

UNSORTED
Boos, Kenneth W. Sgt
Cunningham, Paul C. Sgt
Mendello, A. J. S/Sgt
Rodriguez, Joe G. Sgt
Gray, Melvin L. Cpl , Maintenance
Ainsworth, W. C. Cpl
Consigliere, S. Sgt
Dalesandro, A. H. Cpl
Johnson, J. J., Jr. Cpl
James, John K. Sgt
Love, Robert S., Jr. Sgt
Ruzanski, Walton J. Cpl
Siverman, Henry K. Cpl
Bicocchi, Roy L. Cpl
Carlon, Edward L. Sgt
Denham, Robert J. Sgt
Griggs, Frank M. Cpl
Krol, Stanley Sgt
Majauskas, George Cpl
Markey, John F. Sgt
McGuire, Marlin J. Cpl
McKenna, Thomas P. Cpl
Medico, James V. Sgt
Molino, Joseph L. Cpl
Monroe, Earl W. Cpl
Moushey, J. C., Jr. Cpl
Santoro, Peter Cpl
Silvasi, Joseph A. Cpl
Sipple, John C. Sgt
Sylverser, John S/Sgt
Dickeson, Leonard F. Cpl
Mateer, Vance Sgt
Leo, Carl R. Sgt
Meyrose, William Pfc
Miller, Joseph M. Pfc
Palmieri, Alfred G. Cpl
Martinka, Victor J. Sgt
Steele, Joseph E. Sgt
Beemon, Odis D. Cpl
Dalia, Dominick J. Cpl
Decanio, Fred D. Pvt
Domres, Richard H. Pfc
Dougherty, Thomas N. Pfc
Gardner, Charles L. Cpl
Gunn, Robert C. Cpl
Hanson, Herbert C. Pfc
Hudson, George H. Cpl
Kalla, Douglas Cpl
Kazarnowicz, F. J. Pfc
Michaud, Roger M. Pfc
Miller, James H. Pfc
Moore, Kenneth D. Pfc
Moore, Walter P. Pfc
Novak, Donald O. Cpl
Parris, John T. Pfc
Rasmussen, Elmo R. Cpl
Reale, Antonio Pfc
Souder, Harold N. Pfc
Talavera, Angel R. Pfc
Tarr, Howard W., Jr. Pfc
Zellerman, Robert Cpl
Atkins, C. B., Jr. Cpl
Batt, Vernon W. Sgt
Ceglawski, Henry C. Sgt
Chambers, Elrod M. Sgt
Crowder, Clifford H. Sgt
Ferguson, Hugh J. Cpl
Forth, William S. Sgt
Grant, William P. Sgt
Hubbard, Laverne J. Sgt
Johnson, Burdette D. S/Sgt
Kempfer, Robert J. Cpl
Olevert, Warren L. Sgt
Parker, Richard A. Cpl
Singleton, V. R. Cpl
Gatfield, Dearson N. Sgt
Knox, Thomas S/Sgt
Shrenk, Alfred J. S/Sgt
Thomas, James E. M/Sgt
Klacza, Casimir J. S/Sgt
Posmoga, Ralph M/Sgt
Towery, Clyde H. S/Sgt
Wardlow, James J. S/Sgt
Buchan, Morton G. Cpl
Madacki, George , Jr. Pfc
Towner, Bernard J. Sgt
Markwith, Russell B., Jr. T/Sgt
Berger, Francis H. Sgt
Breech, Harold D. Sgt
Bunner, Hugh L. S/Sgt
Karasiewicz, A. Sgt
Logan, Fred C. Pfc
Marfiak, John G. Cpl
Morris, Chriswell V. Sgt
Olson, Harold C. Cpl
Pearson, William E. Cpl
Sandberg, Milo H. Sgt
Stark, Hugo J. Cpl
Schurmann, Melvin F. Cpl
Thompson, C. A. Cpl
Faust, Herchel M. Sgt
Golinski, Michael M. Cpl
Orlick, Bernard S/Sgt
King, William T. Pfc
Mauldin, Robert O. Cpl
Powell, Lauren C. Pfc
McBride, James W. Pfc
Sapain, Hugh A. Cpl
Broom, Robert M. S/Sgt
Symkowski, L. C. S/Sgt
Vislay, George A. Sgt
Almy, Walter D. S/Sgt
Creighton, John R. Sgt
Higbic, Edward O. Sgt
Ingram, Lonney L. Cpl
Komyak, Michael R. Sgt
Maddox, Russell E. S/Sgt
Markel, James T. Cpl
McNamara, R. H. Cpl
Miller, Jack R. Cpl
Moss, Robert F. Sgt
Rousselle, Francis J. Pfc
Stetler, Thomas L. Pfc
Throneburg, H. D. Cpl
Winder, William W. Sgt
Yee, David Cpl
Zimmerman, Myers E. Sgt
Alexander, R. C. Sgt
Gurris, Glenn Q. Cpl
Chames, John N. Cpl
Comite, Frank J. Cpl
Cours, Raymond E. Cpl
Deligans, Bobby H. Cpl
Foley, Edward J., Jr. S/Sgt
Harms, Thomas S. Cpl
Heystek, Richard G. Sgt
Jeffries, William G. Sgt
Jensen, Robert W. Sgt , Ground Crew
Jergenson, Louis S. S/Sgt
Kiuttu, Melvin J. S/Sgt
Lo Presti, A. J. Cpl
Lukasik, John F. Sgt
MacNiel, Richard D. Cpl
Myers, Joseph L. Cpl
Primiano, Frank Cpl
Rivell, Frank W., Jr. Cpl
Robert, Boryl W. Cpl
Savala, Tommy L. Cpl
Sheram, William Cpl
Szezepanski, J. J. S/Sgt
Wilson, Clarence C. Cpl
Wittels, Lester Sgt
Young, William F. S/Sgt
Zbierowski, W. F. Sgt
Bennett, Gerald I. Pfc
Hovda, Elmer J. S/Sgt
Lord, Richard E. Sgt
Hicks, Frank R. S/Sgt
Martin, John M. Sgt
McGonegal, Harold F. J. Pfc
Meunier, Paul J. Pfc
Snyder, Keith A. Sgt
Adams, Jay C. Cpl
Applebaum, Martin Cpl
Beard, John Cpl
Bradford, John C. S/Sgt
Burgor, John Sgt
Calandra, Dominick A. Cpl
Clark, Roy E. Cpl
Conroy, Harold J. Cpl , Engine Mechanic
Dassatti, Gino D. Cpl
Delaney, Jack J. Cpl
Dean, Robert O. Sgt
Dennis, Harold E. Cpl
Dunlap, W. G. Sgt
Eckenrod, Regis H. Sgt
Esche, Kenneth C. Cpl , Engine Specialist
Farlow, Waldo H. Cpl
Galatioto, Felix Pvt
Getz, Walter H. Cpl
Giaquinto, Joseph S. Cpl
Giardina, Joseph R. Sgt
Graybeal, James K. Cpl
Griffith, Harry P. Cpl
Gubkin, Leo S/Sgt
Havemann, Eugene A. Pfc
Hudson, Robert E. Cpl
Hyde, Ralph E. Sgt
Janico, Samuel Cpl
Johnson, Ralph R. S/Sgt
Johnston, Robert F. Sgt
Jones, William B. Pfc , Mailroom
Kahler, Robert O. Sgt
Kriegel, Leonard A. Sgt
Head, Gale R. Sgt
Mies, Harold H. Cpl
Nugent, Donald E. Sgt
Raymer, John E. S/Sgt
Rockwood, Justin E. Cpl
Rogers, James H. Cpl
Rubenson, Alvid Cpl
Sandoval, Robert J. Sgt
Sender, Stanley F. Cpl
Smith, Edward A. Sgt
Smith, Arlie W. Cpl
Stone, Gordon L. Pvt
Tigertt, Carl D., Jr. Sgt
Wilkos, Walter J. Cpl
Wolter, Howard H. Sgt
Yuska, Donald E. Sgt
Anderson, Gordon K. Sgt
Astreth, Fred W., Jr. Cpl
Beale, Nolan A. Cpl
Bobb, Elwood L. S/Sgt
Fosterman, Horace E. S/Sgt
Kaough, John E. Cpl
Mattoon, Ward E. S/Sgt
Newbury, George H. Cpl
Pocius, Andrew H. S/Sgt
Smith, Clyde W. Cpl
Green, Nicholas B. S/Sgt
Harris, Richard G. Cpl
Larson, Birger A. Cpl
Lombardo, Jerry J. S/Sgt
Mundack, Morris B. Cpl
Therrien, Joseph A. S/Sgt
Wright, Kent H. Cpl
Stolarz, Thaddeus K. Cpl
Allerdyce, Alvin R. Cpl
Davis, Homer L. Sgt
Alonzo, Librado , Jr. Pfc
Kolstrom, Drannon D. Pfc
DeRuyter, Eugene J. T/Sgt
Haraway, Harry G. S/Sgt
Grossman, Harry S/Sgt
Jeffers, Dean H., Jr. S/Sgt
Kidwell, John R. Sgt
McAdams, Roy J. Sgt
Williams, Roy E. Sgt
Wright, John S. Sgt
Archer, James A. Sgt
Barone, August Sgt
Blaskiewicz, R. Sgt
Burke, Edward P. S/Sgt
Cates, Obie M. Sgt
Crame, William Sgt
Engleton, Robert F. Sgt
Fancher, Thomas M. S/Sgt
Hannan, Joseph R. Sgt
Haverman, Carl J. Sgt
Heinmeyer, Edwin A. Sgt
Horne, Lambert F. S/Sgt
Keller, Tommy L. Sgt
McLain, Albert G. Sgt
Nobert, W. L., Jr. _
Rygiel, Joseph R. S/Sgt
Stringer, Gordon J. Sgt
Worden, Ward S. T/Sgt
Barlow, John T., Jr. Sgt
Bull, Edwin B., Jr. Cpl
Byrum, J. W. Cpl
Carbonell, M. J., Jr. Cpl
Carlson, Martin , Jr. Sgt
Chosaley, C. P. Sgt
Cipriano, Rodolfo Pfc
Colleran, James D. Pfc
Cossel, Raymond W. Pfc
Costa, Frank F. Cpl
Courtney, Joseph W. Cpl
Dalto, William R. Cpl
Dauscher, Joseph E. Sgt
Doering, Frederick Pfc
Fry, Abraham J. Cpl
George, Harold V. Sgt
Gonzales, Alfonso Pfc
Janik, Peter A. Sgt
Jarosek, Felix C. Sgt
Jodice, Louis A. Pfc
Justice, Samuel Cpl
King, Hiram L. Pfc
Kowalchuk, Walter Sgt
Linhart, George L. Sgt
McGowan, Michael Cpl
McKissack, P. C. Cpl
Moore, Edward J. Cpl
Palenik, George O. Cpl
Polaski, John J., Jr. Pfc
Schilling, Victor W. Cpl
Scoggins, Leroy M. Sgt
Shanfelt, Harry W. S/Sgt
Smith, John M. Sgt
Stack, John Cpl
Tumey, Lester Pfc
Zeimet, Raymond M. Pfc
Butler, Ralph Pfc
Coletti, Roby F. Cpl
Johnson, Devere C. S/Sgt
Liles, Aura S. Pfc
Riedinger, Joseph G. S/Sgt
Smith, James T. Sgt
Springer, Rollin K. Sgt
Westergard, Olaf , Jr. Sgt
Zika, Richard J. Cpl
Moore, Oliver J. S/Sgt
Torrans, Louis S. Cpl
Baird, Allen J. Cpl
Bloss, Herbert D. Cpl
Buker, Samuel L. S/Sgt
Burns, James L. Cpl
Burrows, Leslie W. S/Sgt
Coccaro, John R. Cpl
Cosgrove, William E. T/Sgt
Durkovic, George , Jr. Sgt
Fazioli, William B. S/Sgt
Higgins, George C. S/Sgt
Higgins, Elmer W. Cpl
Holeman, William L. Cpl
Lewis, Allenby W. Sgt
Nies, William M. Cpl
Robb, Louis M. Cpl
Robbins, Willis B. S/Sgt
Ruppert, John A. Cpl
Schaller, Richard F. S/Sgt
Sexauer, Robert S. Sgt
Tockman, Morcocai T/Sgt
Oliveto, Dominic Cpl
Gerry, Joseph E. Sgt
Johnson, Leroy E. Sgt
Roberts, William B. Cpl

JAPAN CAMPAIGN STAR
Bowley, Bernard E. Pfc
Imbimbo, Michael J. Pfc
Kunkel, Harry W. Pfc
Lerman, Abraham Pfc
Loper, Donald J. Pfc
McCoy, Robert H. Pfc
Mrigliano, Francis A. Pfc
Nunez, Bennie B. Pfc
Ortegon, Fernando Pfc
Perrone, Anthony P. Pfc
Pinnell, Robert F. Pfc
Talbot, Herbert W. Pfc
Vasko, John E. Pfc
Walters, James M. Pfc
Doughty, John R. Pvt
Reiner, Warren Pvt
Rogers, James H. Pvt

ADDITIONAL
Mayberry, Tommy L. S/Sgt
Kelly, Robert H. _