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This list contains 565 names. Of the 538 total crewmen, more than 26 men flew in more than one crew position. The Waist Gunners are grouped together and some of them did fly in both waist positions. Also, some crewmen traded positions and did not fly as they were assigned. On the original crew, Leonard Wike is listed as the tail gunner for all his missions. Actually, other than his first couple of missions, he flew as a waist gunner while Richard K. Baer, who is listed as a waist gunner, manned the tail guns. The rank shown is from the crewman's first Thunderbird mission. All the men are from the 359th BS(H) except where noted.

ALL CREWMEN    MISSIONS and CREWS

PILOTS
2LtAckerman, Stewart S. Jr(427)
1LtApp, Robert G.(360)
1LtArnold, William J.
1LtAssenheimer, Edwin H.
2LtBaltes, George E.
2LtBarrat, Robert J.(427)
2LtBeasley, William M.
1LtBixby, Kenneth E.
2LtBohle, Loren W.P.(358)
1LtBoulter, Raymond A.
1LtBrabant, Patrick H.
2LtCall, Fred E.
1LtCallahan, Edward F.
2LtChance, Arthur F.
2LtDaum, Maurice C.
2LtEdwards, Kenneth C.
1LtEisenwinter, Phillip D.(427)
2LtFackler, David E.
1LtFlesh, William R.(427)
2LtFravel, Harold L.
2LtFrazier, Eugene C.
2LtGates, Cecil J.
1LtGlass, Henry F.(360)
2LtGould, Graham C.
2LtHall, Merwin G.
1LtHalpin, Robert H.
2LtHanselmann, Charles F.
2LtHarding, Lawrence T.
2LtHenning, Clyde H.
2LtHillary, Jack R.
1LtHybert, Arthur J.
2LtJenkins, Harry F.
1LtJones, Wilbur H.(427)
1LtLigino, Steve(427)
2LtLondon, Walter H. Jr
2LtMainwaring, Charles O.
2LtMarsh, Richard K.
2LtMcDavid, Philip H.
1LtMeier, Russell W.
2LtMoncur, Vern L.
1LtMorgan, William D.
1LtNewell, Noel N.
2LtO'Donnell, Thomas M.
1LtParker, John W.
2LtPeterson, Robert C.
2LtReed, John W.
2LtRogers, Clem W. Jr.
2LtRoth, Ernest L.
1LtSavage, John N.
2LtSirany, George R.
1LtSpindler, Benjamin L.(360)
1LtSt. Julien, John D.(360)
2LtStocks, Jack E.
1LtStoulil, Donald W.
2LtTaub, Francis R.(358)
CapThompson, Lawrence C.
2LtTilsen, Cyril
1LtTulloss, John W.
1LtUnderdown, Sidney L.
2LtVanWeelden, Douglas C.
1LtVirag, Andy R.
1LtWalker, Lewis M.


COPILOTS
2LtBach, Harold J.
2LtBarrios, Alfred R. (427)
2LtBatton, James H.
F/OBauer, Donald R.
2LtBeck, Edward R.
2LtBeeman, Richard
2LtBitler, Hower E. Jr
2LtBlanchard, Samuel B.
2LtBurgess, William T.
2LtCallahan, Edward F.
2LtCalwell, Lucien B.
2LtCampbell, Laurie H.
2LtCombs, Americus V. III(427)
2LtCooper, John T.(358)
2LtCunningham, Billy A.
2LtDaum, Maurice C.
2LtDoughty, Gordon R.(360)
2LtDoyle, Joseph J.
2LtForce, James G.
2LtGibbons, Donald L.
2LtGordon, Joseph(358)
2LtGorecki, Victor T.
2LtGoulding, Traynum D.
2LtHalpin, Robert H.
F/OHardy, James H.(360)
2LtHarrison, Weldon O.
2LtHarvey, Dean(427)
2LtJohnson, Richard C.
2LtJohnson, Robert H.
2LtKirkpatrick, Roy A.
2LtKnolle, William C.
2LtLasker, Yale
2LtLondon, Walter H. Jr
2LtMarble, Robert A.
2LtMarsh, John F.
2LtMcDowell, James B. Jr
2LtMcMahan, Eugene A.(360)
2LtMeier, Russell W.
2LtMoyer, William G.
2LtNewell, Richard M.(360)
2LtO'Donnell, Thomas M.
2LtParker, John W.
2LtPaton, Wallace L.
2LtPeterson, Edwin V.
F/OPowlus, Vernon F.
2LtQuiggle, Robert D.
2LtReed, John W.
2LtRobertson, William, III
2LtSassone, Joseph C.
2LtSchopplain, Orin H.
2LtSirany, George R.
1LtStewart, Frederick A.
2LtSysel, William A.
2LtTyler, Frederick B.(427)
2LtWalker, Lewis M.
2LtWaggoner, Richard C.(427)
2LtWallace, Walstein W.(427)
2LtWilson, Carl V.
2LtZapora, Theodore T.
F/OZimmerman, Paul E.


NAVIGATORS
2LtAndreasen, Rolf W.
2LtBarger, Donald T.
2LtBates, Robert L.
2LtBelles, Harold A.
F/OBest, Shril P(427)
2LtBeys, George J.
2LtBielski, Casimer Jr
2LtBrooks, James
F/OCaffrey, James J.(360)
1LtCarney, Felix A.(360)
2LtClaster, Stanley M.
F/OCorbin, Frederick A.
F/OCounts, George F.
2LtCraven, James M.
2LtDennis, Walter T.(360)
1LtDonovan, James R.
2LtDoole, Robert V.(427)
2LtDuBois, Benjamin F. (427)
2LtEhrke, Warren D.
2LtElliot, Harold F.
2LtFisher, William H.
2LtForve, Frank F.
2LtGarvey, Richard J.
F/OGerhardstein, Eugene(358)
2LtGoettman, Andrew T.
2LtHammond, Raymond D.
2LtHeatherly, Phillip P.
2LtHogan, Paul G.
2LtHollingsworth, William I.
2LtJardarian, Zaven
2LtJohnson, Charles P.(358)
2LtJones, Clayton C.
2LtKenny, John P.
2LtKing, Robert L.
1LtKnox, George E.
2LtLeigh, Thomas W. Jr
1LtLivermore, William D.
2LtMacCauley, Edward H.
2LtMcCarver, Eugene D.
2LtMollmann, Charles A.
2LtNorman, Frederick J.(427)
2LtNute, Gordon B.
2LtO'Neill, Owen H. Jr
1LtPalmer, Gerald M.
2LtPepe, Nicholas A.(360)
2LtPrince, Alan M.
2LtQuinlan, Thomas R. Jr
1LtRamsey, Elijah W. Jr
2LtRice, John E.
2LtSanders, Coleman
2LtSaumsingle, Robert W.
2LtScheer, Harold
2LtSimon, Albert A.
2LtSkarsten, Albert B.(427)
2LtSmith, Arthur M.(427)
2LtSmith, Gordon B.
2LtSusskind, Harold A.
2LtWalsh, Myles J.
2LtWelsh, Harry A.
2LtWodinsky, Abraham
F/OYoung, Warren I.


BOMBARDIERS
2LtAnderson, Everett K.
2LtBarger, Donald T.
2LtBarlow, Richard B.
2LtByers, Donald B.
2LtCallahan, Elsworth D.
2LtCampbell, Frank B.
2LtCampbell, Robert C.(427)
2LtChamp, William J.
2LtChang, David K.S.
F/OCorbin, Frederick A.
2LtCoughlin, George A.(427)
2LtCrawford, Raymond C.
2LtDee, Martin R.(360)
2LtDeFillipis, Rocco
1LtDestito, Frank S.
2LtElliot, Harold F.
2LtEvans, Charles F.
2LtForve, Frank F.
2LtGlover, Fred E.
2LtGouch, William M.
2LtGrove, Terrill M.
2LtJoyce, John D.
2LtKelly, James H. Jr
2LtKennedy, William J.(427)
2LtLivermore, William D.
2LtMabary, George D.L.
F/OMieslich, Morris
2LtMoss, Harry G.
2LtNance, George H.
2LtO'Neill, Owen H. Jr
2LtOswald, Alois H. Jr (427)
2LtPickett, Donald E.
2LtProtzman, John W.
2LtProud, Rexford I.(360)
2LtPrussman, Henry G.
2LtRawlings, Loren F.
1LtReeder, John J.(427)
2LtReynolds, Ralph J.
2LtRobrock, Paul A.(360)
1LtSchreidell, Matthew
2LtSteineman, James T.
2LtStone, Leonard
2LtTrawicki, George J.
2LtTyree, Joseph C.
F/OVincent, Ronald J.
2LtYelsky, Fred B.


TOGGLIERS
SSgtArendt, John L.
TSgtCappucci, Joseph R.
SgtChornyei, Frank
TSgtConnor, Joseph C.
SgtDittman, Robert J.
SgtDugan, Michael A. Jr(358)
TsgtFicken, Lewis P.
SgtGarcia, Leonard A.
SgtHarrigfeld, Thomas E.
SgtJones, John V.
SSgtKarp, William T.(427)
SSgtKolling, Arthur J.
SgtMcKinley, A.B.
SSgtMcLellan, Raymond L.(360)
SSgtMeier, Wayne E.
SSgtMerrow, Robert K.
SgtMoening, Herman G.
SgtOtto, Kenneth Jr
PvtPerkins, Homer T.
SSgtRoberts, James P.
SgtSproule, Wayne O.(358)
SSgtWilson, Johnnie R.
SgtWilson, Robert P.


FLIGHT ENGINEERS
TSgtAlbright, Glenn N.(427)
SgtBigelow, Robert R.(358)
SSgtBodin, Lloyd R.
SSgtBorges, Gilbert C.
TSgtBroderick, George V.
TSgtCarbillano, Dominick J.(360)
SSgtCauthier, Leon C.
SgtChrisman, Warren F.(358)
SgtCopp, Edmond D.
SgtCreaghan, Robert E. (427)
SSgtDanford, Emmett J.
TSgtDavis, Eugene B.
SSgtDexter, Fred L.
SSgtDriggers, Sherod E. Jr
SSgtDuerr, William P.(427)
SSgtEla, Lyman E.
SgtFischer, Norbert G.
SSgtFouss, Howard E.
TSgtFreinwald, Earl C.
SSgtGillespie, Norton A.
SgtGornto, Jacob R.
SgtGrant, Gilbert D.
SSgtHall, Thomas M.
SSgtHammons, Charles G.
TSgtHayes, Theron M.
TSgtHodge, Dana A.
TSgtJeter, James E. Jr
TSgtJohnson, Kenneth V.
SSgtKuwik, Joseph E.
SgtLainson, Colin C.
TSgtLeach, Norman E.(360)
TSgtMatthews, Fred T.
TSgtMayhugh, John C.
SSgtMenasco, Elmer W.
TSgtMitchell, William E.(360)
SSgtMogck, Leonard F.
SSgtMorrow, Robert K.
SgtMyers, Ernest L.
SgtO'Brien, William J.
SSgtOlander, Phillip A.
SSgtPaul, George E.
PvtPerkins, Homer T.
TSgtPfeffer, William W.(360)
TSgtRau, Harvey L.(427)
SgtReed, Denver E.
SSgtReese, Bobbie B.
TSgtReiss, Raymond F.(427)
TSgtRobichaux, John B.
TSgtRobinson, Charles R.
TSgtRomer, Eugene A.
TSgtRosier, Robert L.
TSgtSchlottmann, Jerome D.
SgtSimone, Sam P.(427)
SSgtStenger, John J. Jr
SSgtSublett, James W.
TSgtWilliams, Robert M.
TSgtWyly, Glen R.
SgtWysocki, Walter


RADIO OPERATORS
SSgtAnderson, Agustus C.
TSgtAndrus, James S.
CplBilski, Peter P.
SgtBuckingham, Earl W.
SSgtCarman, Nolan W.
SSgtCohen, Seymour T.
SSgtConnors, Joseph Q.
SgtCornelius, Russell B.
TSgtDahms, Edward R.(427)
SgtFerche, Joseph P.
SgtFiore, John J.
SgtGenter, Norman(358)
SSgtGiltenboth, Charles L.
SSgtGirman, Eugene E.
TSgtGreenhalgh, Chester C.
SSgtHamann, Delos H.
SgtHanson, Robert W.
TSgtIslava, Jospeh O.(427)
TSgtKasper, Raymond H.(360)
SSgtKennedy, Herbert W.
SSgtKosher, Albert J.(427)
SSgtKrumwiede, Leland J.
SSgtLazarowicz, Matthew(427)
SSgtLedogar, Ralph E.
SSgtLoosemore, Wesley G.
SgtLovelock, Edward N.
SSgtLunday, Albert J.
SSgtMaluchnik, Chester S.(358)
TSgtMatlock, Austin M.(360)
SgtMaurer, Charles E.
SgtMawdsley, Arnold
TSgtMcKelvey, Harold P.
SSgtMcLaughlin, William C. Jr
SgtMiller, Albert
TSgtMiller, Gordon R.(360)
TSgtMinks, George A.
TSgtMontgomary, Robert E.
TSgtMoreira, Joseph A.
TSgtMurphy, John J.(427)
TSgtOwen, James C.
SSgtPortley, Sol
SSgtPrendergast, Bert T.
SSgtRatford, Edward V.
SgtRibesky, John V. Jr (427)
SSgtSikkema, Wilfrued J.
TSgtStemmle, Edwin C.
SgtStrigle, Paul C.
SgtSussman, Martin
TSgtSwanson, Clifford E.
SgtTerrill, Jack W.
SSgtTognetti, Paul A.
SgtTrainer, Donald W.
TSgtUhl, Willard H.(360)
SSgtVan Horn, Everett E.
SSgtVrabel, Cyril A.
TSgtWeepie, Robert F.
SgtWhisman, Chester C.
SSgtWysocki, John F.
TSgtZitzler, George A.


BALL TURRET GUNNERS
SgtAldous, George C.(358)
SgtAllerton, Jack R.
SgtBale, Gordon E.
SgtBerrett, Charles R.
SgtBishop, Neldon R.
SSgtBrady, Gene F.(360)
SSgtBuchanan, Paul F.(360)
SgtCallicott, William M.
SSgtCalnon, Frederick N.(427)
SgtCharron, Raymond H.
SSgtCottrell, Bert
SSgtDavies, John W.
TSgtFrymoyer, Carl E.
SgtFydrychowski, John J.
SgtGaumer, Billy A.
SSgtGilcrease, Roland L.
TSgtGilmore, Charles E.
SgtGray, Willaim W.
SgtGuptill, Walter R.
SgtGurka, Stanley
SSgtGuzman, Abel C.
SgtHager, Mark I.
SgtHamilton, John W.
SgtHarper, Richard F.
SSgtHart, Edgar D.
SSgtHein, Walter E.
PvtHendon, William G.
TSgtHermann, Kurt J.
SgtHighfill, Thomas W. (427)
SSgtHolder, Kenneth L.
SgtHollwell, James L.(358)
SSgtHoward, George E.(427)
SgtHundley, Walter L.
SgtHunsucker, John E.
SSgtJaehne, Charles R.
SSgtJenkins, Crawford E.
SgtJohnson, Ralph R.
SgtKanz, Milton C.
SgtLammers, Roger G.
SgtLinhart, Louis H.(427)
SSgtLloyd, Stanley W.
SSgtMcClure, James D.
SgtMcIntyre, Harold W.
SSgtMcKinnon, Neil W.(360)
SSgtMichael, David D.(360)
CplMoss, Shirley L.
SSgtMunson, James E.
SgtPrice, Richard M.(427)
SgtRaterman, Urban L.
SSgtReese, Dale G.
SgtRichard, Vernon
SgtSalmon, Earl D.
SgtSchilling, Lawrence E.
SSgtSimpson, James A.
SgtStephan, Kenneth R.
SgtStreicher, Ralph E.
SgtThomas, David W.
SSgtThompson, Val E.
SgtVeljkov, Paul(427)
PvtWernet, Charles E.


TAIL GUNNERS
SSgtAtkinson, William E.
SgtBarmak, Paul J.
SgtBarnett, Raymond L.
SgtBarry, John K.
SgtBorsody, William L.
SgtBowman, John H.
SgtButler, Ashley A.
SSgtCaperton, James R.
SgtCofrances, Ernest L.
SgtCrogan, John M.
SgtDaniel, Nauphlet F.
SgtDittman, Robert J.
SSgtDudley, Howard E.(427)
SgtEmerson, George H.(427)
SgtErdody, Joseph J.
SSgtEvans, Marlin D.(360)
SSgtFinch, Stanley
SgtGardner, Henry A.
SgtGloria, Tony M.
SgtGracida, Henry J. Jr
SSgtGrossman, Howard A.(427)
SgtHeld, Armin C.
CplHenja, Dennis R.
SgtHoffman, George F.
SgtJohnson, Robert O.
SgtKowalk, Francis H.
SSgtLaFranier, James E.(427)
SgtLainson, Colin C.
SSgtMartin, Anthony B.
SgtMcCullough, Luther Jr
SSgtMcPherson, Frank U.
SgtMiller, Theodore G.
SSgtMoessner, Raymond J.
SgtMoser, Lawrence B.
SgtMulstein, John E. Jr
SSgtNabors, Herschell F.(360)
SSgtNewman, John F.
SgtO'Connor, Julian J.
SgtPalsa, Rudolph
SSgtPeters, John W.
SSgtPetrie, Joe D.(360)
SgtPohlman, Wilbert F.
SgtPosluszny, Dranislau B.
SgtProctor, Isaac H.
SgtReckert, Arthur C.
SSgtRettinhouse, Robert A.
TSgtRoberts, James E.(360)
SgtSmith, Jack C.(358)
SgtSpencer, James P.(358)
SgtStevens, Richard G.
SSgtSurrell, John M.
SSgtTaylor, Burt W.
SSgtTurkington, Calvin G.
SSgtTybuszewski, Mitchel J.
PvtWatson, James R.
SgtWiencek, Edward J. (427)
SSgtWike, Leonard L.
SSgtWilliams, John P. Jr(427)


WAIST GUNNERS
CplAbernathy, Fay S.
SgtAllen, Charles B.
SgtAllerton, Jack R.
SgtAnderson, Esten R.
SgtAngeloff, James P.
SgtArendt, John L.
SSgtArmstrong, Keith N.
SSgtBabbitt, Bruce E.(360)
SSgtBaer, Richard K.
SgtBandy, Peter C.
SgtBotton, Pius L.
SgtBrewer, Ray
SSgtBrown, William F. Jr
SgtCassino, Julian R.
SgtChampagne, Adam A.
SgtChristensen, Lars
SgtColley, Smith K.
SgtCurl, Lewis E.
SgtDean, Raymond N.
SSgtDickman, Thomas J.
SgtDimowitz, Morris(427)
SSgtErdody, Joseph J.
SSgtFambry, Louis F.(360)
SSgtForsythe, William K.
SSgtFrederick, Lee W.
SSgtGainer, Phillip B.(427)
SgtGilcrease, Roland L.
SgtGodsey, Austin C.
SSgtGreene, George P. Jr
SSgtGross, James J.
SgtHarrigfeld, Thomas E.
SgtHinson, Archie H.
SgtHolden, Robert R.
SgtJeanerevin, Robert R.
SSgtKolanda, Frank M.
SSgtKossin, Jack(427)
SgtKurzawski, John W.
SgtLemley, Jack A.
SSgtLichtenwalter, Ralph W.
SgtLink, Herbert D.(427)
SgtLinville, Warren N.
SgtMartins, Arnout C.
SgtMathis, Henry C. Jr
SSgtMcGee, Richard
SSgtMcKenna, Robert I.
SSgtMendel, Myron E.
SSgtMunn, Edwin C.
TSgtMurphy, Carl B.
SSgtNeathery, Ralph P.
SSgtPatrone, Frank(360)
SSgtPolaski, Duane L.(360)
TSgtPordhan, Jack F.
SgtProper, George M. (427)
SSgtQuinn, Charles E.
SgtRedhage, Louis H.
SgtRichard, John
SSgtRogers, Warren G.
SSgtRohaly, Andy
SSgtSampson, Dale A.
SSgtSavelo, Wilho A.
TSgtSchlottmann, Jerome D.
SSgtSenzone, Jospeh J.
SSgtStellato, Francis A.(360)
SSgtStephenson, Thomas O.
SSgtStrough, Kenneth C.(427)
SSgtSutton, Marvin A.(427)
SgtTanner, Henry C.
SgtThompson, Frederick(427)
SgtTipton, Bill B.
CplTorre, Leo A.
SgtWallis, Elton E.
SgtWestfall, Byron D.
SSgtWilliams, Walter S.


PHOTOGRAPHERS
SgtBuckley, Paul(360)
TSgtGreen, William H.
SSgtMahaffey, William D.
[Researched by Keith Ferris, Harry D. Gobrecht, Gary L. Moncur]