9th AF Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

Post-War

Obituaries

 

 

WWII-Medal

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416th Bomb Group Post-War Obituaries




416th Bomb Group HQ

Name Rank WWII Duty Birth Date Death Date
Theodore Romaine Aylesworth Col Pilot February 19, 1914 June 20, 2001
Francis Joseph "Fran" Cachat Capt Aerial Photo Officer December 7, 1919 April 6, 2018
Thomas Robert "Bob" Ford Maj Gen Pilot November 4, 1914 May 27, 2002
William LeRoy Kinney Col Materiel Officer May 3, 1912 July 16, 2006




668th Bpmb Squadron
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Name Rank WWII Duty Birth Date Death Date
Lester Gustave Alsleben T/Sgt Crew Chief March 17, 1916 July 1, 2012
James Kellam "J.K." Colquitt 1st Lt Pilot November 5, 1921 June 3, 2006
Wayne Edward "Speed" Downing 1st Lt Pilot November 11, 1919 August 4, 2018
Leland Carmon "Lee" Ferguson S/Sgt Airplane Mechanic - Gunner June 29, 1917 July 23, 2005
John Franklin Geyer S/Sgt Airplane Mechanic - Gunner July 23, 1924 February 21, 2007
Kenneth Eugene "Ken" Hornbeck, Jr. S/Sgt Airplane Mechanic - Gunner November 14, 1921 September 22, 2007
Ralph Joseph Lackner, Jr. 1st Lt Pilot April 4, 1921 November 6, 2007
Joseph Francis "Joe" Meagher Capt Pilot December 25, 1920 April 6, 2019
Vern Edward Molver S/Sgt Airplane Armorer - Gunner June 21, 1921 August 1, 1964
John Robert "Jack" Olson PFC Ground crew May 10, 1924 February 20, 1999
Paul Elmer Parker Maj Pilot November 25, 1919 March 26, 2004
James Potter "Jim" Phillips Capt Pilot January 2, 1921 July 6, 2008
Lumir Joseph "Lou" Prucha 1st Lt Pilot April 29, 1917 January 16, 1981
LeRoy Richard "Roy" Shaw S/Sgt Airplane Armorer - Gunner November 12, 1922 March 27, 2014
Lucian James "Screws" Siracusa 1st Lt Pilot May 22, 1920 October 7, 2021
John Joseph "Jack" Sittarich S/Sgt Airplane Mechanic - Gunner September 20, 1924 May 5, 2013
Carl Seaton "Curly" Stanley Capt Pilot April 19, 1918 July 16, 2005




669th Bpmb Squadron
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Name Rank WWII Duty Birth Date Death Date
Franklin Pierce "Frank" Basford S/Sgt Airplane Mechanic - Gunner October 27, 1922 November 28, 2010
Claude Joseph "Brownie" Brown Lt Col Pilot March 30, 1917 November 23, 2008
Charles NMI "Charlie" Church 2nd Lt Pilot January 28, 1919 November 18, 2001
Ralph Francis "Rafe" Conte, Sr. Capt Bombardier/Navigator May 8, 1917 April 1, 2016
Vincent Ferraro "Vinnie" Fair Sgt Airplane Mechanic - Gunner January 24, 1925 December 30, 2018
Meredith Joy "Joy" Huff Capt Pilot April 8, 1920 February 17, 2006
Willard Horace "Sheriff" Land 1st Lt Pilot September 21, 1917 July 9, 2009
Emile Charles "Dutch" Martin Capt Pilot December 23, 1922 November 8, 2007
Louis NMI Moskowitz S/Sgt November 13, 1922 September 18, 2007
Dr. Garland Doty "Daniel/Doc" Murphy, Jr. Maj Flight Surgeon February 4, 1911 November 28, 1966
William Aiken "Bill/Bull" Peck Capt Pilot August 15, 1921 June 8, 2005
Edward Julius Renth, Jr. Lt Col Pilot February 25, 1920 January 2, 2008
Frederick Latzer "Tiny" Stemler T/Sgt Crew Chief August 17, 1921 May 2, 2004
Roy Burnette Surles, Sr. S/Sgt Crew Chief August 10, 1922 November 14, 1989
Carl Emil Weinert 1st Lt Pilot April 13, 1921 November 22, 2013




670th Bpmb Squadron
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Name Rank WWII Duty Birth Date Death Date
James Samuel "Jim" Abbott, III Capt Ordnance Officer November 19, 1918 November 22, 2009
Rev. Robert Stanley "Bob/Goldy" Bower Capt Pilot September 10, 1920 September 11, 2009
Francis Sanford "Sandy" Brewster 1st Lt Pilot July 25, 1919 March 11, 2010
Wesley Dewitt Chitty, Jr. Capt Pilot July 1, 1921 February 6, 2009
Noel Eugene Clark, Jr. M/Sgt Maintenance Flight Chief June 22, 1920 December 21, 2008
Ralph Francis "Rafe" Conte, Sr. Capt Bombardier/Navigator May 8, 1917 April 1, 2016
Wayne Edward "Speed" Downing 1st Lt Pilot November 11, 1919 August 4, 2018
Robert James "Bob" Kehres Capt Engineering Officer December 19, 1915 July 11, 2019
Robert E. "Bobby/Judge" Lee, Jr. S/Sgt Airplane Mechanic - Gunner June 2, 1922 August 12, 2009
Leonard Robert "Mac" McBride 1st Lt Pilot December 29, 1918 September 9, 2009
William Jones "Bill" Meng Maj Pilot May 19, 1917 February 1, 2001
Theron Steventon "Ted" Merritt 1st Lt Pilot October 27, 1923 July 29, 1983
Stanley Horace "Silent" Sheley 1st Lt Pilot April 8, 1917 December 6, 2000




671st Bpmb Squadron
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Name Rank WWII Duty Birth Date Death Date
James Donald "Herky" Adams Capt Pilot March 7, 1918 June 6, 2005
Harold David "Dave" Andrews, Jr. 1st Lt Pilot December 30, 1922 July 9, 2019
Dr. Robert J. "Bob" Basnett 1st Lt Bombardier/Navigator October 18, 1922 June 6, 2020
William Earl "Billy" Brewer, Sr. 1st Lt Bombardier/Navigator October 21, 1921 March 15, 2014
Claude Joseph "Brownie" Brown Lt Col Pilot March 30, 1917 November 23, 2008
Hilary Primus "Hilary" Cole Lt Col Pilot May 5, 1920 March 8, 2019
George Moss Cook S/Sgt Airplane Mechanic - Gunner December 15, 1918 March 11, 2009
Francis Wilhelm "Frenchie" De Mand 1st Lt Pilot March 19, 1922 KIA September 29, 1944
Dan Moroni Eastman 1st Lt Pilot December 25, 1919 January 25, 2020
Benjamin Gust Fandre S/Sgt Airplane Mechanic - Gunner December 20, 1923 November 3, 2006
Floyd William "George" Henderson 1st Lt Pilot May 28, 1918 March 15, 2009
Raymond Joseph Jones S/Sgt Airplane Mechanic - Gunner February 13, 1922 May 16, 2007
James E. Kerns 1st Lt Bombardier/Navigator July 4, 1920 January 8, 2008
Gentry Lavern "Bud" Milhorn 1st Lt Pilot October 15, 1920 February 9, 2000
Francis McVey "Frank/Smokey" Peppiatt PFC Airplane Armorer March 15, 1923 November 26, 2009
Richard Albert Rawling S/Sgt Tech Supply July 24, 1923 September 27, 2010
Roger Marcel Roy Sgt Airplane and Engine Mechanic January 19, 1923 January 18, 2010
Joseph John Rzepka S/Sgt Airplane Mechanic - Gunner December 1, 1921 September 29, 2010
Alton Roy "Al" Turman 1st Lt Pilot February 11, 1924 September 3, 2012
Richard Vincent "Dick" Wheeler Capt Pilot March 28, 1921 December 29, 2009