Awards and Citations

Below is a list of the Battle Participation Awards given to the 376th Bomb Group..

Awards and Citations presented to our veterans.  This is a new addition to our site.  This list is by no means complete.  I will add names as I find them.


...     Richard Sanders won 2 Awards
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Sanders, Richard C.                          23366    Pilot, 376th HBG Group CO
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Legion of Merit

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Compton, Keith K.                  22545    Pilot, 376th HBG Group CO
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Metzler, Martin E.                        6660232    HALPRO - Legion of Merit
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Distinguished Service Cross

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Appold, Norman C.                        437460    Pilot
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Christenson, Franklin O.                 690186    Pilot
Compton, Keith K.                            22545    Pilot, 376th HBG Group CO
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Gallagher, Robert J.                        726367    Pilot, Dept 1024
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Hahn, Delbert H.                              22549    Pilot (with the 98th)
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Patrick, Augustus R.                     7024125    Gunner
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Silver Star

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Alexander, Ralph (NMI)              14029669    Gunner
Allen, Paul J.                              37222668    Gunner
Anderson, Malcolm R.                   789038    Nav-Bom
Anglin, Claude F.                       14039764    Engineer
Appold, Norman C.                       437460    Pilot
Arnone, Phillip                          17015887    Radio Operator
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Bailey, Farrell M.                                           Gunner  - SIlver Star
Barnes, Roger T.
                       14047859    Enlisted Bombardier
Bartholomei, Victor H.                   437456    Co-pilot
Beatty, Jr., John J.                      12034489    Gunner
Block, Robert A.                        16003930    Gunner
Brady, John M.                           37009995    Engineer
Broadwell, Walter Jappert               416998    Pilot / Co-pilot
Brown, Jr., Charles O.                     431015    Pilot
Brum, Herbert L.                            691410    Engineer
Bryant, Olen C.                              789090    Nav-Bom
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Cannon, Morris A.
                      13037135    Engineer
Cardaro, Peter P.                         6994182    Gunner
Christensen, Harold O.              19052821    Gunner
Cline, Paul W.                              2063979    Co-pilot, Dept 1054
Coutre, Robert J.                       39226398    Armorer
Crouchley, Edward A.                    436502    Pilot / Co-pilot
Cutler, Irving (NMI)                    13027278    Radio Operator
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Daigle, Lewellyn C.                       421221    Navigator
Davis, Paul F.                                322659    Pilot
deVeuve, James P.                         730089    Pilot
Douglas, Scott S.
                          426907    Nav-Bom
DuFour, Jerome P.                         727193    Pilot
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Ebert, Jr., Harry W.                        789107    Nav-Bom
Edmonds, Harold W.                     398675    Pilot
Emens, Justus A.                           427709    Pilot / Co-pilot
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Fellows, Richard W.
                         20655    Pilot, 376th HBG Group CO
Filippi, Anthony (NMI)                12039508    Tail Turret
Fisher, Albert S.                         14036199    Engineer
Fletcher, Edgar B.                        6900258    Gunner
Flores, Walter S.                            434013    Navigator
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Gavura, Albert F.
                       13008882    Gunner
Gilbert, Robert E.                      11029152    Gunner
Goodrich, Earle A.                         426471    Pilot
Gossard, Leonard Jeff                    421591    Pilot / Co-pilot
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Halverson, Harry A.
                         11444    HALPRO & 1st PBG Group CO
Hancock, Humphrey B.                6266447    Gunner
Hannah, William W.                       433154    Nav-Bom
Harris, Jack O.                           17024131    Gunner
Heising, Richard J.                    17015285    Gunner  
Henderson, Benjamin W.           14038706    Gunner
Hicks, Peston R.                        11030889    Gunner
Holst, John B.                                393132    Pilot
Hopkins, Allen V.                          434667    Nav-Bom
Hundley, Otho C.                        7020819    Radio Operator
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Jenkins, Edwin C.                        6994275    Enlisted Bombardier
Jose, Jr., Elmer H.                          430585    Pilot / Co-pilot
Joyner, William R.                          789112    Nav-Bom
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Kaiser, James M.
                            434017    Navigator
Kalberer, Alfred F.                          253972   Pilot
Kessler, Robert (NMI)                 13037132    Radio Operator
King, Charles E.                         16047360    Gunner
Klasch, John E.                             6254706    Radio Operator
Koch, Erich J.                             37071153    Radio Operator
Kolling, Morris O.                      17036368    Gunner
Komurke, Joseph C.                     6256481    Radio Operator
Kramp, Joseph J.                            408699    Pilot
Krizan, John L.                             6296485    Gunner
Krueger, William F.                      6549579    Enlisted Bombardier
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Landers, Gerald L.
                        6995371   Enlisted Bombardier
Lawrence, Max E.                       16051464    ?
Leaman, James H.                      14035035    Armorer
Lebel, Adrian A.                           6137057   Radio Operator
Leidecker, Frank J.                         430594    Pilot / Co-pilot
Long, Paul J.                                    21834    Pilot
Lopes, Norman R.                      11030881    Gunner
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McClain, Melvin H.
                         672829    Pilot
McClellan, Howard B.                     738935    Bombardier
Meek, Noel W.                            14039512    Radio Operator
Merrigan, William J.                      6892888    Gunner
Mete, Anthony P.                       16027642    Gunner
Miller, Richard G.                           436074    Pilot / Co-pilot
Milliren, James R.                         6940626    Armorer
Milner, Robert S.                            423409    Co-pilot
Montgomery, Alfred E.                 6997114    Engineer
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Neeley, Ralph E.                        14020936      Enlisted Bombardier
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O'Meara, Joseph D.                       433160    Navigator
Osgood, Harold L.                     18046605    Armorer
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Patrick, Anderson T.
                  13023306    Radio Operator
Patterson, Jr., Cecil E.                    435985    Pilot / Co-pilot
Payne, John H                                  21594    Pilot   
Perry, Donald (NMI)                    16014855    Gunner
Peterson, James R.                     18044620    Gunner
Portl, Gus D.                                6830134    Engineer
Postelle, Arnold W.                        434467    Navigator
Price, Charles T.                            416343    Pilot
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Rang, Francis B.
                             409905   Nav-Bom
Rhoades, Richard L.                       431043   Pilot / Co-pilot
Roberts, John O.                          6942837   Engineer
Rodriguez, Alexander G.                434005   Nav-Bom
Roman, Stephen J.                        6949694   Gunner
Rucker, Jed M.                             6299950    Radio Operator
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Saia, Joe C.
                                14031972    Engineer
Salmon, Jr., Charles E.               13029152    Armorer
Sandberg, Fritz R.                          797188    Pilot
Schick, Frederick W.                   18017881    Gunner
Schmid, Edwin P.                              22156    CO 513th Squadron
Schmidt, Ferdinand R.                    436004    Pilot
Shea, Walter L.                               789103    Nav-Bom
Sibert, James W.                             416901    Pilot
Stacy, William W.                          6560022    Engineer
Starevich, Robert                          6558576    Engineer
Stephanchick, Joseph T.              33087661    Gunner
Stevens, Milton A.                          665440    Enlisted Bombardier
Stoner, Edgar R.                             433926    Nav-Bom
Stowe, Joe D.                              19002764    Enlisted Bombardier
Stratford, Malcolm G.                     427034    Co-pilot
Street, Clifford G.                       14024924    Gunner
Summers, Clarence E.                    355801    Bombardier
Svoboda, Milton J.                          433216    Nav-Bom
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Tamir, Joseph                            11017177    Engineer
Taylor, John R.                               435809    Co-pilot
Taylor, Roy R.                              6949113    Radio Operator
Thomas, Rowan T.                         416596    Pilot
Thompson, Jr., John M.                 2020885    Engineer
Toomey, John M. "Jack"                  393162    Pilot
Troyanowski, Joseph (NMI)         16042464    Gunner
Tunno, David A.                         13037083    Gunner
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Uhrich, George A.                          432145    Pilot
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Walters, Louie L.                       14037423    Engineer
Weingart, Edward F.                  12034479    Gunner
Whitley, Lacey A.                       14020975    Engineer
Wilcox, John R.                              436025    Pilot / Co-pilot
Wilkinson, John W.                        394487    Pilot
Willard, Leslie D.                        16027387   Gunner
Williams, Douglas H.                 14037341    Radio Operator
Williamson, Luther R.                14041078    Engineer
Wilson, Robert C.                        6556351    Radio Operator
Woltman, Frank H.                        425053    Co-pilot
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Yakopenic, Stephen                  13010686    Radio Operator
Yokopsnic, Stephen                  13010686    Radio Operator
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Distinguished Flying Cross

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Biggs, Charles R.                      16126031    Ball Turret  -  DFC
Brennecke, Allan E.                   T-126452    Navigator
Brown, Jerry W.                             806204    Pilot
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Chapman, Thomas M.                  814250    Navigator
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Elliot, Larry E.                               687013    Co-pilot
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Ford, Jr., William J.                        684710    Pilot / Co-pilot
French, Thomas J.                     11072311    Waist Gunner
Fuller, Willis
                                  563056    Pilot, Dept 1024
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Goldberg, Walter W.                   1692878     Bombardier
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Hunter, Robert N.                         690217    Pilot  -  DFC
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Kellogg, Roger P.                          722952    Navigator, Dept 1034 -DFC
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Lewis, Jack M.                               735408    Pilot / Co-pilot
Lutzke, Robert A.                      16131995    Top Turret
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McCulley, Richard S.                 18088071    Engineer
Montgomery, Ferman E.            36418115    Gunner
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Payne, Coy B.                            34103945    Engineer - DFC
Poole, Leon T.                            34771940   Engineer - DFC
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Ronsberg, Lester H.                      727267    Pilot / Co-pilot
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Smith, Thomas A.                     14037039    Engineer - DFC
Susmuth, Homer J.                        822562    Pilot
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Tartaglia, Ferdinand J.                  754939    Bombardier
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Van Brakel, Robert W.               16143388    Waist Gunner
Vogler, Charles S.                         437631    Pilot
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Wilson, Bert J.                           17021208    Ball Turret
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Yerian, Carl B.                              815623    Pilot / Co-pilot  - DFC
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