512th Ground Crews

Men assigned to 512th Squadron:

Officers
Avis, Warren S.                     729950    Observer, 512th Squadron
Blomquist, Richard M.          804595   512th Squadron
Burke, Billy (NMI)                  707195      512th Squadron
Callahan, Andrew P.            1553040   Dept 4532, 512th Squadron
Carroll, Thomas J.                757419    Radar, 512th Squadron
Conrad, Samuel P.                577188   Dept 2110, 512th Squadron
Estabrook, William C.           694352    Radar, 512th Squadron
Fritz, George H.                   814239      512th Squadron
Fuller, Jr., Giraidus M.          449168    512th Squadron
Graff II, William (NMI)           480015    512th Squadron
Henderson, Ralph S.             470992   512th Squadron
Hunter, Leon A.                   863895   Dept 7888, 512th Squadron
Klein, Norman E.                T123039    Radar, 512th Squadron
Lachiusa, Anthony S.            669325   512th Squadron
Lahger, Frederick G.             679549   512th Squadron
Martin, Byron S.                    757435    Radar, 512th Squadron
McMichael, Jack H.               563738      512th Squadron
MIller, Mike (NMI)                 799831   512th Squadron
Pionek, Joseph F.                  561243   512th Squadron
Ralsten, Donald B.                500495   512th Squadron
Staub, Fred L.                       690870      512th Squadron
Stewart, James S.                  811790   512th Squadron
Tondtrmeier, Lloyd G.           689173      512th Squadron
Wiser, Thomas R.                  809575   512th Squadron




Enlisted
Anderson, John L.                   16049860    Dept. 867, 512th Squadron
Apicella, Michael A.                 32179281    Dept. 505, 512th Squadron
Balbuena, Robert (NMI)            39533972    Dept. 901, 512th Squadron
Bardwell, Paul P.                      38133609    Dept 747, 512th Squadron
Basler, Harry A.                               ?           512th Squadron, Crew Chief
Baty, Horace T.                        18179253    Dept. 345, 512th Squadron
Bernard, Joseph E.                   18025131    Dept. 747, 512th Squadron
Bertrand, Romeo E.                  37467695   512th Squadron
Billanti, John A.                        12159068    Dept. 060, 512th Squadron
Binkley, James H.                     37267399    512th Squadron
Bird, Donald B.                        39277341    Dept. 867, 512th Squadron
Blanchard, Francis                   36171580    Dept 755, 512th Squadron
Bradshaw, Frank P.                  37008472    512th Squadron
Brigchler, Joseph P.                 12182668   512th Squadron
Brooks, Henry P.                      38119085    Dept 237, 512th Squadron
Brown, Hale W.                        17014512    512th Squadron
Bunton, Jr., Arthur C.               33631230    Dept. 521, 512th Squadron
Burdick, Charles F.                  32288534    Dept. 521, 512th Squadron
Cahoon, Stuart L.                    11113903    Dept. 860, 512th Squadron
Campbell, Charles R.               15103288    512th Squadron, crew chief
Carey, William A.                     36733359    Dept. 853, 512th Squadron
Carrera, Ambrosic H.               39168763    Dept. 521, 512th Squadron
Clinkenbeard, Gail A.               17040423    Dept. 901, 512th Squadron
Cloud, Richard A.                     36479152    Dept. 256, 512th Squadron
Cody, John J.                            31291550    Dept. 901, 512th Squadron
Connolly, John E.                      16144263    Dept. 911, 512th Squadron
Corell, Wesley B.                       15115440    512th Squadron
Cosner, Lawrence E.                 36504840    512th Squadron
Cox, Joseph R.                          35113917    512th Squadron
Current, Victor, A.                    37133292    Dept. 901, 512th Squadron
Dana, Clayton W.                      37176604   512th Squadron
Dates, Warren D.                      38414283    512th Squadron
Dean, Leonard P.                      33564689    Dept. 901, 512th Squadron
Deckwith, Charles T.                13073776    Dept 239, 512th Squadron
Dever, James W.                       35163890    Dept. 014, 512th Squadron
Diltz, Jack L.                             33236610   512th Squadron
Driscoll, James P.                     17048369    Dept. 911, 512th Squadron
Drobney, ? (NMI)                      33295664    Dept. 901, 512th Squadron
Earn, Ernest U.                         34442655    512th Squadron
Eikmeier, Ralph J.                     37475880    Dept. 555, 512th Squadron
English, Irving B.                      34248578    512th Squadron
Fields, Elmer (NMI)                   39855002    Dept. 612, 512th Squadron
Fitzgerald, John B.                    33189019    Dept 501, 512th Squadron
Forman, John R.                       19094743    512th Squadron
Foster, Carl (NMI)                     17166403    512th Squadron
Friedman, Martin M.                 33250457    Dept. 867, 512th Squadron
Fringer, Duncan L.                      6976904    Dept. 612, 512th Squadron
Garcia, David R.                        38254850    512th Squadron
Gattasman, Otto (NMI)              12153892    Dept. 867, 512th Squadron
Gauvin, Hervey E.J.                   11038564    512th Squadron
Glapps, Tadeus M.                    12134305    512th Squadron
Goehle, Henry                          17051486    Crew chief, 512th Squadron
Goodon, George W.                  37102420    Dept. 901, 512th Squadron
Gracco, Richard E.                    32711965    Dept. 748, 512th Squadron
Grant, John J.                           31074426    Dept. 590, 512th Squadron
Hall, David M.                          14123562    512th Squadron
Hammon, Eugene G.                36865706    Dept. 521, 512th Squadron
Harrison, Edward A.                 39847512    512th Squadron
Healey, Jr., John B.                    31164652    Dept 929, 512th Squadron
Helmer, L. O.                            38606135    Dept. 521, 512th Squadron
Holt, Hoyt W.                            34174193    Dept. 901, 512th Squadron
Hook, Bill (NMI)                        18167397    512th Squadron
Horst, Warren B.                       17055717    512th Squadron
Jester, Lester D.                        15014997    Dept. 050, 512th Squadron
Johnson, Herman (NMI)             32450286      512th Squadron
Kiviat, Herbert S.                       32620722   512th Squadron
Kline, Richard D.                       13090832    512th Squadron
Largent, David C.                      16162135    Dept. 867, 512th Squadron
Larkin, Louis J.                          17069985    Dept. 748, 512th Squadron
Ledoux, Jack S.                         14058961    Dept. 345, 512th Squadron
Lepley, Richard M.                     39312616    Dept. 852, 512th Squadron
Loflin, Jr., Walter W.                   13117239    Dept. 521, 512th Squadron
Loguercio, Francis A.                 11027284   512th Squadron
Louden, Thomas A.                   12174194    Dept. 867, 512th Squadron
Lubin, Solomon E.                     38085217    Dept. 911, 512th Squadron
Lunn, Morris W.                         11084943    Dept. 612, 512th Squadron
Mancuso, Richard S.                  13107893   512th Squadron
Manning, Doice L.                       6257811    512th Squadron
Matheny, Wade (NMI)                 36307275    Dept. 867, 512th Squadron
Matthes, Raymond A.                 32935249   512th Squadron
Mazur, Edmund P.                      35360716    Dept. 932, 512th Squadron
McCormick, William L.                35685387   512th Squadron
McCoy, John H.                           33332270    512th Squadron
McDonough, Michael P.              33410218    Dept. 756, 512th Squadron
McGrath, John A.                        32535852      512th Squadron
Metcalfe, Thomas W.                  13131900   512th Squadron
Moler, Calvin F.                          33371793    Dept. 590, 512th Squadron
Molley, Robert B.                        35336569    Dept. 867, 512th Squadron
Moody, Walter W.                       32667847    Dept. 590, 512th Squadron
Mowery, Charles L.                     35819803    Dept. 901, 512th Squadron
Murphy, Francis A.                      33392406    Dept. 867, 512th Squadron
Novak, Robert W.                        39083806    Dept. 901, 512th Squadron
Nover, Robert P.                         13108820   512th Squadron
O'Brien, Charles W.                     33225471    Dept. 590, 512th Squadron
Passera, Fiore (NMI)                    37457618    Dept. 521, 512th Squadron
Payne, Clark D.                                  ?           Crew Chief
Pendegraft, Lauren D.                 19003310   Dept. 867, 512th Squadron
Pharr, J. T.                                  14361759   512th Squadron
Pinataro, Joseph L.                      32397799    Dept. 867, 512th Squadron
Plaszak, Edward L.                      13011466    Dept. 405, 512th Squadron
Plummer, Reginald L.                  11085225    Dept. 521, 512th Squadron
Ramsey, Herschel A.                    18178105    Dept. 521, 512th Squadron
Ridout, Chester G.                       18120368    512th Squadron
Rollins, Bobo (NMI)                      34173114    Dept. 911, 512th Squadron
Rupert, Robert C.                         16152050    Dept. 521, 512th Squadron
Russo, Anthony A.                       20249493    Dept. 945, 512th Squadron
Salomone, Joseph J.                     33316056    Dept. 521, 512th Squadron
Schroeder, Jr., Harold F.               37238557    Dept. 867, 512th Squadron
Shipley, William N.                       12162526    Dept. 867, 512th Squadron
Shrode, Paul E.                            18127117    Dept. 521, 512th Squadron
Skeckles, Jr., Benjamin F.             13135646    512th Squadron
Slavick, Joseph J.                         17048083    Dept. 505, 512th Squadron
Smith, Charles W.                        18136546    512th Squadron
Smith, Rupert E.                          35257036    Dept. 901, 512th Squadron
Stamps, Robert B.                       18191196    512th Squadron
Stearns, Arlen J.                          18169514    512th Squadron
Stecker, Curtis H.                        33055429    Dept. 505, 512th Squadron
Swanson, Carl R.                         37321110    Dept. 521, 512th Squadron
Swiaca, Walter J.                          37475525    512th Squadron
Thetford, Carl W.                         39401866    Dept. 521, 512th Squadron
Thibodeaux, Adam L.                  38420704    Dept. 521, 512th Squadron
Thomas, Hubert (NMI)                 38298526    Dept. 901, 512th Squadron
Troutman, Harold A.                   13045092    512th Squadron
Vasicek, George J.                       36405609    Dept. 748, 512th Squadron
Vekony, William L.                      31249005    Dept. 756, 512th Squadron
Waddell, Glen F.                          12172073    Dept. 345, 512th Squadron
Wallace, Edgar L.                         33326035    Dept. 867, 512th Squadron
Whitehead, James K.                    15070352    512th Squadron
Whitesides, William H.                 34205110    512th Squadron
Wilkinson, James R.                     14079380    Dept. 867, 512th Squadron
Wilson, Edward E.                        34055611    Dept. 521, 512th Squadron
Wolfe, Cecil E.                             36594332    Dept. 144, 512th Squadron
Womack, George H.                    33360254    Dept. 566, 512th Squadron
Wright, Louis A.                          39541556    Dept. 861, 512th Squadron
Yoes, James W.                            20457979    Dept. 521, 512th Squadron
Young, Sterling F.                        36292344    Dept. 901, 512th Squadron
Zeleski, George                           19097659    Dept. 911, 512th Squadron
Zukowski, Joseph (NMI)               32276880    Dept. 747, 512th Squadron

Rank unknown
Blackwell, Dewey L.                           ?             512th Squadron
Blazak, Edward L.                              ?             512th Squadron
Brueggeman, Donald W.                    ?             512th Squadron
Cappis, John W.                                 ?             512th Squadron








Ground Crew of Wongo Wongo, 512th Squadron.

L to R:
Sgt. Sandler
Sgt. Cowan
Sgt. Bond
Sgt. Payne
Sgt. Bergstrom

Photo by Scotty Dahlstedt

Ground crew of Brewery Wagon before Operation Tidalwave.

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