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492nd Bomb Group Association — Folded Wings
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Veterans of the 492nd Bomb Group and members of the 492nd Bomb Group Association known to have passed away...
Date of
Passing
Notes
Albers, Ed Jan 11, 2004 Engineer, Bowland Crew R-11 R-11
Alexander, E J Jr Sep 09, 2013 859th Bomb Squadron Bombardier
Transferred to 467th BG
859th
Anderson, L E "Andy" Apr 09, 2005 Radio Operator, Johnson Crew 903 903
Arnett, Charles W Mar 12, 2008 Pilot, Arnett Crew 717, POW,
Retired Lt Col USAF, 3-war veteran
717
Austin, William D Jr Nov 22, 2016 Engineer, Ives Crew R-48 R-48
Date of
Passing
Notes
Beasley, Willis H Jr Feb 22, 2009 Tail Gunner, J Harris Crew 707,
founding member of the 492nd BG Association
707
Belcher, James E Mar 08, 2017 Gunner, Rusden Crew R-29 R-29
Berg, Armond May 25, 2015 Gunner, Velarde Crew 615 615
Berger, William (Bill) May 2004 Radio Operator, Bridges Crew 702 702
Blue, Allan G Apr 02, 2016 Historian, Author "Fortunes of War" webStore
Branch, Warren G May 15, 2017 Gunner, Gaulke Crew 602,
Interned Sweden
602
Brandenburg, Lloyd H Jr Jan 16, 2017 Engineer, Shannon Crew R-32 R-32
Brown, Carl (Lew) Sep 15, 2014 Radio Operator, Haar Crew 912 912
Brunelle, Phyllis Dec 13, 2009 Phyllis was married to Bill Lybarger, Radio Operator, Konstand Crew 711 711
Bundy, Kenneth D May 23, 1972 Navigator, Scott Crew 712 712
Date of
Passing
Notes
Campbell, Gerald M Jan 01, 2012 Top Turret Gunner, Gossett Crew 708
Transferred to 44th BG
708
Carter, George Jul 26, 2013 Co-pilot, Seger Crew R-31
Transferred to 801st/492nd
R-31
Cash, Robert L Apr 23, 2013 Radio Operator, McKoy Crew R-09
POW 20 Jun 44
R-09
Cash, Dorothy Jul 12, 2012 Wife of Bob Cash, Radio Operator
McKoy Crew R-09
R-09
Centore, Nello Oct 11, 2007 Engineer, Val Preda Crew 601,
POW, Air Medal, Purple Heart
601
Christensen, Carl S Jul 27, 2010 Navigator, Boswell Crew R-43
Transferred to 801st/492nd
R-43
Coleman, Ruth Register Dec 04, 2011 Red Cross
Author of the book "My War"
Date of
Passing
Notes
Dallon, Joe Aug 30, 2013 Crew Chief, 858th BS 858th
D'Aquino, Louis Charles Jan 04, 2002 Radio operator, D Miller Crew 810 810
Day, Lyle Edward Apr 10, 1981 Bombardier, Smiley Crew 910 910
DeZarlo, Louis Jul 09, 2008 Waist gunner, D Miller Crew 810 810
Dickson, Kent Sep 24, 2010 Co-pilot, Kuntz Crew 616
Interned Sweden, Retired Lt Col USAF
616
Downes, Robert Apr 16, 2007 Tail gunner, Shalvoy Crew 618 618
Dulka, Anthony J Feb 20, 1993 Gunner, Scott Crew 712 712
Dunnam, Blackwell "Blackie" Charles Nov 03, 2007 Pilot, Dunnam Crew R-46 R-46
Date of
Passing
Notes
Easley, James Oct 25, 2016 Engineer, Arnett Crew 717, POW 717
Emrich, Samuel L Nov 26, 1999 Gunner, Nutt Crew R-28 R-28
Date of
Passing
Notes
Floyd, Tom Sep 16, 2010 Gunner, Prytulak Crew 907 907
Fry, Andrew Junior Aug 26, 2016 Engineer, Gaulke Crew 602 602
Date of
Passing
Notes
Gall, Andy Jul 5, 2013 Navigator, Kuntz Crew 616 616
Garside, Bill Mar 11, 2014 Engineer, Bridges Crew 702 702
Gatlin, Waukeen Dec 1989 Gunner, Murray Crew 709 709
Gavitt, Ernie Oct 27, 2008 Navigator, Arnett Crew 717 717
Gendreizig, Henry G (Hank) Jun 28, 2011 Gendreizig Crew 613 613
Gilmore, Stephen Jan 25, 2009 Radio Operator, Koltun Crew R-10 R-10
Graham, Thomas Richard Jan 28, 2009 Pilot, Graham Crew 614, 856th BS Operations Officer
aka "Pappy"
614
Greene, Duncan E Jan 2, 2005 Radio Operator, Scott Crew 712 712
Goodridge, Milton Oct 29, 2010 Pilot, Goodridge Crew 812 812
Goodridge, Betty Jeanne Jun 27, 2011 Wife of Milton Goodridge. Both Milton and Betty were very active in the 492nd BG Association
Date of
Passing
Notes
Hanline, Charles F Jun 30, 2016 Navigator, Kilpatrick Crew R-06 R-06
Harding, Bernie Nov 03, 2009 Pilot, Harding Crew 902 902
Heath, Duane C Jul 25, 2007 Engineer, Prytulak Crew 907 907
Heckmann, Howard Oct 07, 2015 Waist Gunner, Lewis Crew 813 813
Herman, Charles Jan 04, 2008 Engineer, Fisher Crew 805 805
Date of
Passing
Notes
Jackson, Andrew G "Andy" Oct 20, 2012 Bombardier, Newman Crew 913
POW Stalag Luft I
913
Janton, Robin C Apr 29, 2016 Historian,
Author "Two Squadrons That Were One"
webStore
Jewett, Clayton M Aug 17, 2012 Ball Turret gunner, Hudson Crew R-25
Transferred to 467th BG, 788th BS
R-25
Date of
Passing
Notes
Kelley, Marion "Tom" Feb 2003 Nose gunner, Kuntz-Seitzinger Crew 616
Interned in Sweden, 20 Jun 44
616
Keiter, William H Apr 01, 2010 Co-pilot, Liggett Crew 701
Interned in Sweden, 20 Jun 44
701
Krull, Edward 1977 Left Waist Gunner, Pease Crew R-38 R-38
Date of
Passing
Notes
LaPlaca, Gondolfo Nov 02, 2012 Radio Operator, Rasmussen Crew R-02 R-02
Leister, Roger L Aug 13, 2009 Pilot, Leister Crew R-36, WIA R-36
Little, Cleatis O Feb 12, 2016 Navigator, Pease Crew R-38 R-38
Loper, Harry J Jun 13, 2010 Air Echelon, MOS 685 857th BS
Date of
Passing
Notes
MacIntyre, Archie A Apr 23, 2011 Radio Operator, Tracey Crew 715 715
McCrory, James Sep 2005 Radio Operator, Taylor Crew R-04 R-04
Mena, Nemesio Dec 27, 2007 Radio Operator, O'Sullivan Crew 713 713
Miceli, Sam S ???? Bombardier, Gossett Crew 708 708
Miller, Don Feb 2010 Pilot, D Miller Crew 810 810
Mink, Jacob Jan 19, 2008 Engineer, D Miller Crew 810 810
Moore, John Oct 12, 2010 Bombardier, Mock Crew 804 804
Murtaugh, Bernard J Oct 30, 2007 Gunner, Rasmussen Crew R-02 R-02
Date of
Passing
Notes
Nelson, Thomas A Dec 29, 2009 859th BS Armament Officer 859th
Date of
Passing
Notes
O'Connell, Williston J Aug 05, 1980 Bombardier, Scott Crew 712 712
Osojnicki, Tony Aug 30, 2010 Co-pilot, Wolf Crew 911 911
Date of
Passing
Notes
Paul, Marvin M Jan 02, 1997 Pilot, Paul Crew 917, WIA 917
Polzin, Gerald A Mar 20, 2017 Togglier, Nose Gunner, Roads Crew 915 915
Presti, Patrick C Sep 19, 1987 Gunner, Steneman Crew 809 809
Date of
Passing
Notes
Richardson, Stanley Dec 02, 2016 Gunner, Seger Crew R-31 R-31
Robb, George Dec 29, 2008 Top turret gunner, Prytulak Crew 907 907
Robertson, Buel May 07, 2009 Navigator, Smith Crew 906 906
Ross, Royal R July 25, 2011 Tail Gunner, Wolf Crew 911 911
Date of
Passing
Notes
Sander, John Dec 22, 2012 Top TurretGunner, Harding Crew 902 902
Schillen, Matt Sep 01, 2010 Crew Chief, 857th BS, MOS 750 857th BS
Schreiner, Ernest Apr 23, 1992 Gunner, Leister Crew R-36 R-36
Scott, Robertson C "Bob" Aug 10, 2015 Pilot, Scott Crew 712 712
Seitzinger, Elvern R 2006 Pilot, Seitzinger Crew 616 616
Shoger, Virgil Jul 29, 2009 Radio Operator, Velarde Crew 615 615
Smith, Herschel Jul 28, 2010 Pilot, Smith Crew 906 906
Sousa, Kenneth Feb 21, 2015 Co-pilot, Beard Crew 603 603
Sparks, Bill "Willie" Nov 21, 2012 Navigator, Graham Crew 614 614
Stanhope, Harold D Jan 19, 2005 Pilot, Stanhope Crew 710 710
Steib, John H Jul 4, 2011 Co-pilot, Earleywine Crew 901 901
Spivack, Seymour, MD 2007 Flight Surgeon, 859th BS 859th
Date of
Passing
Notes
Taylor, Paul J Jul 13, 1982 Gunner, Rasmussen Crew R-02 R-02
Thrall, James R Dec 25, 1965 Gunner, Orthman Crew 806 806
Todaro, Andrew June 9, 2016 Bombardier, Segar Crew R-31 R-31
Tracey, John C Aug 2005 Pilot, Tracey Crew 715 715
Date of
Passing
Notes
Val Preda, Peter Aug 14, 1995 Pilot, Val Preda Crew 601, POW 601
Date of
Passing
Notes
Walton, Carey J Jr Sep 1, 2013 Co-pilot, Bowland Crew R-11 R-11
Warner, George A May 16, 2012 Co-pilot, Haar Crew 912 912
Webb, Frank Feb 09, 2011 Gunner, Tracey Crew 715 715
Waggoner, Odis Oct 07, 2009 Engineer, Vowinkel Crew R-35 R-35
Welling, Wayne F Dec 29, 2006 Gunner, Nutt Crew R-28 R-28
Williams, Ralph O Feb 17, 2017 Tail Gunner, Walker Crew R-41 (901) R-41
Williams, Wesley R May 20, 2016 Bombardier, Harding Crew 902 902
Winden, Roy Jan 10, 2014 Tail Gunner, Dunnam Crew R-46 R-46
Woods, Lee Aug 10, 2005 Navigator, Grettum Crew 714 714
Worthington, George G May 14, 2011 Gunner, Gaulke Crew 602 602
Wymond, Phillip C Mar 13, 2009 Navigator, Brague Crew 718 718
This list is maintained by Paul and David Arnett, 492ndBombGroup.com.
Please inform us of additions or corrections that need to be made.
These 104 listings are only names that we've been made aware of since we launched this website in 2005. Many other "folded wings" have been published in past issues of the Happy Warrior newsletter.
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