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376th Fighter Squadron, 361st Fighter Group, May 1945. From rear left to right: John Mobley, Cletus Wickenheiser, Duane Grounds, Jay Ruch, Francis Murray, Herbert Spencer, Lewis Chadwick, Everett Harris, Donald Jones, George Vanden Heuvel, Andrew Sandor, Henry Castle, Andrew Kopp, Harry Chapman, Raymond Shrup, Robert Myers, Clarence Sullivan, Norman Smith, Allen Chalmers, Roy Norman, Nelson Musselman, Jackie Jewell, Warren Clarke, Frank Johnson, Kenneth Scott, Curtis Harris, Marion Kelly, Charles Cole, Van Eisenhut, Strother MacMinn, Bartine George, William Butler, unknown, Howard Cable, Howard Lane, Walter Kozicki, Roswell Freedman (Sqn CO), James Cheney (ex-POW), Roy Webb, Harold Johnson, unknown, Edmund Gaillot, Bernie Bell and unknown.
Museum object reference no. BAM_0203



  • Bernard Bell

    Military | First Lieutenant | Assistant Engineering Officer
    Assigned to 376FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Staff Sergeant. Assistant Engineering Officer. As a Master Sergeant, received a field promotion to 2nd Lieutenant, later promoted to 1st Lieutenant. End of War. Awards: DSC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Henry Castle

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Detached Service 67FW. Transferred 555FTS, 495FTG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred 5ERS, 8AF USAAF.. Transferred 376FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Cheney

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot / Commanding Officer
    Assigned to 376FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Awarded the DFC on his 50th combat mission (GO. #33) on April 19, 1944. Failed to Return (FTR) patrol to Munster in P-51D 'Scat-Cat' 44-14219 on his 75th combat mission. Mech failure, streaming oil prior to engine...

  • Roswell Freedman

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot
    Flew 4 missions on D-Day, 3 days later hit diving at a troop train (won Purple Heart). Battle of the Bulge. ...

  • Walter Kozicki

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Villarche on 4 Jun 44 in P-51 43-6498.

  • Howard Lane

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Crash landed after overshooting the runway on landing on 4 Mar 1944 in P-47D #42-75152. RTD.

  • Jay Ruch

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot

  • James Smith

    Military | Second Lieutenant

  • Norman Smith

    Military | Second Lieutenant


Date Contributor Update
15 October 2015 10:27:40 K Flynn Created entry with collection and caption

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