The 6th Bomb Group

Air Crew Listing - 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; Listings of men KIA, MIA and WIA.

Let me know if there is anyone I have overlooked!

Here is a tentative listing of the air crew for the 39th Squadron:

3901
Layson, John C. Maj , A/C
Besore, Charles D., II Cpt , A/C
McFee, Malcolm 1/Lt , Pilot
Darkenwald, Duane T. 1/Lt , Pilot
Daschback, Frank J. 1/Lt , Navigator
Little, George E. 1/Lt , Bombardier
Gentry, James E. 1/Lt , Bombardier
Norris, George F. 1/Lt , Engineer
Clark, James R. S/Sgt , Radio
Del Signore, A. F. S/Sgt , Radio
Keenan, Thomas A. S/Sgt , Radarman
Barner, Wilbur M. 1/Lt , Radarman
Maciag, Stanley T.P. T/Sgt , CFC
Richardson, Robert F. S/Sgt , R Gunner
Welker, Delbert W. S/Sgt , L Gunner
Potter, Robert E. S/Sgt , T Gunner

3902
Clay, Arthur M., Jr. Cpt , A/C
George, Harry H. 1/Lt , Pilot
Earnest, Loren E. 1/Lt , Navigator
Moeller, Lester A. 1/Lt , Bombardier
Hipson, George L. M/Sgt , Engineer
Pollack, Russell W. S/Sgt , Radio
Grow, Charles J. Cpl , Radarman
McAuliffe, Dennis T/Sgt , CFC
Gillham, Donald C. Sgt , R Gunner
Neel, Richard M. S/Sgt , L Gunner
Cotty, John W. S/Sgt , T Gunner
Getty, John M. S/Sgt , T Gunner

3903
Lemme, William F. Cpt , A/C
Higgins, Warren R. 1/Lt , Pilot
Baumgartner, Richard S. 1/Lt , Pilot
Sullivan, William F. 1/Lt , Navigator
Kemp, George T. 1/Lt , Bombardier
Bayha, George M/Sgt , Engineer
Matro, Nicholas P. S/Sgt , Radio
Vollman, Louis W. Cpl , Radarman
Fitch, Charles E. T/Sgt , CFC
Younger, Sidney G. S/Sgt , R Gunner
Moritz, William G. S/Sgt , L Gunner
Mayo, David S/Sgt , T Gunner

3904
Ezell, James D. Cpt , A/C
Jackson, William H. 1/Lt , Pilot
Cizina, Anthony P. 1/Lt , Navigator
Neville, Richard 1/Lt , Bombardier
Garcia, James G. M/Sgt , Engineer
Dykun, John P. S/Sgt , Radio
Miles, Frederick R. S/Sgt , Radarman
Scopel, Francis E. T/Sgt , CFC
Mucha, John S/Sgt , R Gunner
Melko, John , Jr. S/Sgt , L Gunner
Pendergast, Edward H. S/Sgt , T Gunner

3905
Ralph, John D., Jr. Cpt , A/C
Joslin, Robert R. 1/Lt , Pilot
Ullman, John J. 1/Lt , Navigator
Sellers, Wendell 1/Lt , Navigator
Schwartz, Lester 1/Lt , Bombardier
Steinmetz, Victor 1/Lt , Engineer
Hamer, William T. S/Sgt , Radio
Radomski, Raymond J. S/Sgt , Radarman
Savage, Paul E. T/Sgt , CFC
Benesh, Jerry S. Sgt , R Gunner
Santavicca, William S. Sgt , L Gunner
Sidders, Richard M. S/Sgt , T Gunner

3906
Casaurang, Bernard A. 1/Lt , A/C
Josephson, Edward A. 2/Lt , Pilot
Kestner, Louis T., Jr. F/O , Navigator
Scarisbrick, Richard J. 2/Lt , Bombardier
Robbins, Frederick B. T/Sgt , Engineer
Beller, Robert J. Sgt , Radio
Cima, Ralph R. Cpl , Radarman
Leland, Richard V. Cpl , CFC
Duca, Flavio M. Cpl , R Gunner
Brown, Harold V. Cpl , L Gunner
Kuebler, Joseph J. Cpl , T Gunner
Gentry, Charles N. Cpl

3906 (replacement)
Dunn, Joseph F. 1/Lt , Pilot
Barker, Billy J. 1/Lt , Navigator
Uhle, Zeno A. 2/Lt , Bombardier
Berry, Robert V. T/Sgt , Engineer
Harris, John G. S/Sgt , Radio
Jones, Ellery K. S/Sgt , CFC
Kennedy, Andrew D. S/Sgt , R Gunner
Gerry, Joseph E. Sgt , L Gunner
Albrecht, Merle E. Sgt , T Gunner

3907
Koser, Jack D. Maj , A/C
Oliver, Carl A. 1/Lt , Pilot
Sturgis, George 1/Lt , Navigator
Tenold, Hardine Lt , Navigator
Martin, Charles L., Jr. 1/Lt , Bombardier
Tryon, Thomas R. 1/Lt , Engineer
Smith, George D. S/Sgt , Radio
Wesson, James J. S/Sgt , Radarman
Hetrick, Albert D. T/Sgt , CFC
Phillips, Walter F. S/Sgt , R Gunner
Newman, Claude B. S/Sgt , L Gunner
Godfrey, Lyle E. S/Sgt , T Gunner
Laning, Davis S. Sgt

3908
Smith, James C. Cpt , A/C
Johnson, Herbert J. 1/Lt , Pilot
Maher, James B. 1/Lt , Navigator
McKay, William E. F/O , Bombardier
Cromer, Arthur B. M/Sgt , Engineer
Kruger, Richard T. S/Sgt , Radio
Hartshorn, Raymond V. S/Sgt , Radarman
Gilliland, James D. T/Sgt , CFC
Hall, Warren S. S/Sgt , R Gunner
Hubbard, Robert N. S/Sgt , L Gunner
Hart, Patrick H. J. S/Sgt , T Gunner

3908 (replacement)
Jennings, John E. 1/Lt , A/C
Strasler, Harry J. 2/Lt , Pilot
Simpson, Melvin R. F/O , Navigator
DeFilippo, Raymond J. F/O , Bombardier
Dimsha, Albert S. T/Sgt , Engineer
Reed, Arthur L., Jr. Sgt , Radio
Middleton, Eugene A., Jr. F/O , Radarman
Beaupre, Ralph E., Jr. S/Sgt , CFC

Wilson, Meredith P. Cpl , L Gunner
Moore, Dwight M. Cpl , T Gunner

3909
Russell, Edwin F. Cpt , A/C
Anderson, Jay K. 1/Lt , Pilot
Kearney, Donald W. 1/Lt , Navigator
Hall, Charles E. 1/Lt , Bombardier
Doland, William T. M/Sgt , Engineer
Jefferson, William S. S/Sgt , Radio
Hudson, Joseph B., Jr. S/Sgt , Radarman
Heuer, John T/Sgt , CFC
Allgor, Edward T. S/Sgt , R Gunner
Bee, Adrian E. S/Sgt , L Gunner
Gleacher, Donald J. S/Sgt , T Gunner

3910
Sams, William W. Cpt , A/C
Catts, William G. 1/Lt , Pilot
Lipton, Gary 1/Lt , Navigator
Schelling, Frank J. 1/Lt , Bombardier
Volin, Robert J. 1/Lt , Engineer
Alderson, Albert E., Jr. S/Sgt , Radio
Schmidt, George F. S/Sgt , Radarman
Simpson, Arthur R. T/Sgt , CFC
Stallworth, Frank W. Cpl
Warshaw, Melvin S/Sgt , R Gunner
Priester, Nicholas F., Jr. S/Sgt , L Gunner
Wills, Edmund R. Sgt , T Gunner

3911
Sharp, Richard L. Cpt , A/C
McKendrick, John H. 1/Lt , Pilot
Wright, John J., Jr. 1/Lt , Navigator
Goldfinger, Leroy 1/Lt , Bombardier
Frisch, Leroy E. M/Sgt , Engineer
Koehler, William S/Sgt , Radio
Wherry, James I., Jr. S/Sgt , Radarman
Iverson, Carroll K. T/Sgt , CFC
Zych, Thaddeus S. S/Sgt , R Gunner
Algueseva, Raymond S/Sgt , L Gunner
Williams, Meredith L. S/Sgt , T Gunner

3912
Treeman, Duane C. Maj , A/C
Disosway, John S., Jr. 1/Lt , A/C
Kunkle, Gerald K. 1/Lt , Pilot
Scanlan, Richard E. Cpt , Pilot
Johnson, Donald E. 1/Lt , Navigator
Friermood, Max J. 1/Lt , Bombardier
Wagner, Robert E. 1/Lt , Engineer
Fei, Robert F. Cpl , Radio
Chu, Euclid S/Sgt , Radarman
Howell, Alvin H. L. Cpl , CFC
Brady, Dale R. Sgt , R Gunner
Mugridge, James M. Sgt , L Gunner
Casella, Raymond F. Sgt , T Gunner

3913
Booth, Roscoe G. Maj , A/C
Johnson, Harry B. 1/Lt , Pilot
Coogle, John J. 1/Lt , Navigator
Nadeau, Albert H. 2/Lt , Bombardier
Pevc, Stanley D. M/Sgt , Engineer
McQuillen, Philip D. S/Sgt , Radio
Mason, William E. S/Sgt , Radarman
Hess, Donald C. T/Sgt , CFC
Malzahn, Theodore F. S/Sgt , R Gunner
Peebles, Wallace L. S/Sgt , L Gunner
Oliver, Morton S. S/Sgt , T Gunner

3914
Frank, Herbert A., Jr. Cpt , A/C
[Catts, William G. 1/Lt, A/C]
Roberts, Hugh E. 1/Lt , Pilot
Jarvis, Harry 1/Lt , Navigator
Grimme, Donald W. 1/Lt , Bombardier
Bess, Clement A. M/Sgt , Engineer
Camerson, Joseph M. S/Sgt , Radio
Goodyear, Howard J. Sgt , Radio
Merritt, Raymond L. S/Sgt , Radarman
Kennerly, Ralph B., Jr. S/Sgt , CFC
Ward, John C. S/Sgt , CFC
Morgan, James L., Jr. S/Sgt , L Gunner
Magnuson, Charles P. S/Sgt , R Gunner
Mirigliano, Francis A. Pfc , R Gunner
Christopher, Woody J. S/Sgt , T Gunner

3915
Richards, Jeffrey Cpt , A/C
Jepperson, Lee M. 1/Lt , Pilot
Podell, Irwin L. F/O , Navigator
Lewis, Lawrence L. 2/Lt , Bombardier
Selitsky, Martin M/Sgt , Engineer
Hanley, Robert I. S/Sgt , Radio
Fischer, Edward D. S/Sgt , Radarman
Powell, Stanley L. T/Sgt , CFC
Pitts, Charles , Jr. S/Sgt , R Gunner
Lemoi, Normand H. S/Sgt , L Gunner
Johnston, William A., Jr. S/Sgt , T Gunner

3916
Jaekels, John C. Cpt , A/C
Richmond, Barron A., Jr. 1/Lt , Pilot
Login, Arthur C. 1/Lt , Navigator
Thomas, John N. 1/Lt , Bombardier
McNabney, Edward E. M/Sgt , Engineer
Walton, Donald F. S/Sgt , Radio
Spann, Ben M. S/Sgt , Radarman
Jahelka, Raymond J. T/Sgt , CFC
Hrach, Albert J. S/Sgt , R Gunner
Savidge, William A. S/Sgt , L Gunner
Snyder, Bernard E. S/Sgt , T Gunner

3917?
Olive, Barney R. Cpt , A/C
Fox, Donald M. 1/Lt , A/C
Sanderson, Leland L. 2/Lt , Pilot
France, John W. 2/Lt , Navigator
Thomas, Herman W. 1/Lt , Bombardier
Barron, Charles E. S/Sgt , Engineer
Atchley, Joe A. T/Sgt , Radio
Wentz, Walter L. 2/Lt , Radar
Arntsen, Donald R. S/Sgt , CFC
Warren, Robert E. S/Sgt , R Gunner
Magnuson, Harry D. S/Sgt , L Gunner
Snell, Charles W. S/Sgt , T Gunner

3918
Miller, Jean A. 1/Lt , Pilot
Frick, Robert W. 2/Lt , Navigator
Hauer, George W. 1/Lt , Bombardier
Buergin, Harry F. M/Sgt , Engineer
Strommen, Ivan J. S/Sgt , Radio
Eastman, Paul J. 1/Lt , Radarman
Laughlin, William E. S/Sgt , CFC
Herring, Charles W. S/Sgt , R Gunner
Emory, Worth W. S/Sgt , L Gunner
Hines, Willard E. S/Sgt , T Gunner

3919
Micka, Jerome A. S/Sgt , CFC

140
Burwell, John L. 2/Lt , A/C
Boone, James C. F/O , Pilot
Keebler, Conrad J., Jr. 2/Lt , Navigator
Sibley, Howard A. 2/Lt , Bombardier
Crowther, Robert H. 2/Lt , Radarman
Sullivan, Paul W. T/Sgt , Engineer
Minar, David W. Sgt , Radio
Potenza, John A. S/Sgt , CFC
Finley, Charles J., Jr. Cpl , R Gunner
Carberry, John G. Sgt , L Gunner
Orndorff, Joseph A. Cpl , T Gunner

???
Smith, Hubert , Jr. 1/Lt , A/C
Walts, John A. 2/Lt , Pilot
Soukup, Charles H., Jr. F/O , Navigator
Cox, Lloyd F. 2/Lt , Bombardier
Brake, William M. S/Sgt , Engineer
McGowan, Richard A. Sgt , Radio
Block, James H. 2/Lt , Radarman
Sikorski, William Sgt , CFC
Battaglia, Victor E. Cpl , R Gunner
Brallier, Lawrence E. Cpl , L Gunner
Carroll, Frank J. Cpl , T Gunner

???

Anderson, Harold J., Jr. 2/Lt , Pilot
Mitchell, William A. F/O , Navigator
Hays, James L., Jr. 2/Lt , Bombardier
Creek, John R. S/Sgt , Radio
Boyko, Michael Sgt
Lounsberry, Albert P. Cpl
Costello, Joseph E. Cpl
Sasser, Ralph G. Cpl

???
Slater, Alfred B., Jr. 2/Lt , Navigator
Pritchard, John R. Sgt , CFC

27. LUCKY STRIKE
Rodenhouse, Robert H. Cpt , A/C


31. LADY JEAN
Cunningham, Jack E. Maj , A/C
Doggett, John T. Cpl
Pless, Richard A. Sgt

31. [LADY JEAN?]
Henshaw, Jack A. 1/Lt , A/C
Engle, Joseph H. 1/Lt , Navigator
Mantel, William B. 1/Lt , Bombardier

Wagner, Eugene H. S/Sgt , Radio
Needham, Robert E. 2/Lt , Radarman

Rehder, Robert G. Sgt , R Gunner
Bannick, George H. Sgt , L Gunner
Shepherd, Peter S. Sgt , T Gunner

35. CULTURED VULTURE
Crumpton, Lloyd M. Cpt , A/C

37. ANNE GARRY V

Inglis, William D. 2/Lt , Pilot
Altorfer, Henry D. 2/Lt , Navigator

Golembesky, V. C. S/Sgt , Engineer
Glaub, W. C. T/Sgt , Radio
Devereaux, John L. 1/Lt , Radarman
Welsh, R. B. S/Sgt , CFC

Wieland, Marvin E. Cpl , L Gunner
Kahl, E. Cpl , T Gunner

38. FOREVER AMBER II
Hiatt, Lloyd S. _
Heffelfinger, William C S/Sgt , Gunner

39. HERES LUCKY
Ziegler, Robert S. S/Sgt , T Gunner

40. MYAS'S DRAGON
Swartzel, John R. Cpt , A/C

Rocker, Harold J. _ , Pilot
Doane, _ _ , Navigator
Frazier, Bernard _ , Bombardier
Allardyce, Robert W. M/Sgt , Engineer
Southard, Calvin L. _ , Radio
N/A, _ _ , Radarman
N/A, _ _ , CFC
Norris, Michael _ , R Gunner
Peterson, George _ , L Gunner
Dicken, William _ , T Gunner

TULSA BARB
Cleverdon, William H. Cpt , A/C
Brown, Richard C. F/O
Marterelli, Ralph A. Cpt
Guschemritter, Charles J. 2/Lt , Radarman
Hansen, John B. F/O
Hansen, T. _
Goodyear, M. _
Dick, Carlton A. Sgt
Chastain, Jones A. Sgt
Diefendorfer, Henry F. Cpl

AIRCRAFT NOT KNOWN
Armstrong, Julian , Jr. Cpt
Batza, Virgil M. 1/Lt
Beck, Charles N. 2/Lt
Bowers, Gerald G. 1/Lt
Brockway, John D. Cpt
Bulger, Robert J. 1/Lt
Calhoun, Glen L. 2/Lt
Cannon, Charles G. 1/Lt
Cato, James S., Jr. 1/Lt
Chapman, Jack W. Cpt
Daus, Elmer C. 2/Lt
Dobbins, Charles H. Cpt
Docking, Charles J. Cpt
Doering, Andrew A. Cpt
Dow, Everett C. 1/Lt
Eggleton, Robert _ , Radarman
Enneking, Charles J. Cpt
Hager, Edgar T. 1/Lt
Halverson, Ellsworth L. 1/Lt
Harton, Paul L. 1/Lt
Knight, Edward J. 1/Lt
Lewis, John S., Jr. Cpt
McGiver, James R., III _
McGowan, Richard J. 2/Lt
Moyer, Warren M. F/O
Mudroch, Paul M. Cpt
O'Connor, James J. 2/Lt
O'Hanlan, Dudley J. 1/Lt
Porterfield, Brooke E. 1/Lt
Prine, Edgar K. Maj
Royer, Glenn J. 2/Lt
Sappenfield, Keith M. 1/Lt
Schweizer, Frank J. 2/Lt
Shank, Robert E. 1/Lt
Shek, William F. 2/Lt
Shutts, John F. 1/Lt
Sikorske, Delmore D. S/Sgt
Smith, Merritt W. 1/Lt

Wagner, Wilfred W. Maj
Welch, Arthur W. Sgt
Weinberg, Bertram J. 1/Lt
Wickham, Paul L. 2/Lt
Younger, George G. 1/Lt
Zamor, Norbert A. 1/Lt , Maintenance

LIKELY AIR CREW
Lewis, Donald E. Cpl
Tonnant, Martin K. Cpl
Wesson, James J. S/Sgt
Wilonsky, Joseph Sgt

LIKELY AIR CREW
Zyry, Donald H. S/Sgt

LIKELY AIR CREW
Bobett, Jack D. T/Sgt
Brenholtz, Harold R. T/Sgt
Carrigan, James J. T/Sgt
Reiner, Warren H. S/Sgt
Weigner, Edwin R. S/Sgt

LIKELY AIR CREW (RADIO?)
Swerdlow, Julius Sgt

ADDITIONAL
Decker, Warren F. Sgt
Miller, Richard F. _