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461st Bombardment Group (H)

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Due to the number of inquiries from family members seeking service information, we now have available a version of the roster which contains Name, Serial Number, MOS Number, Crew Number, Squadron, and date of assignment to the 461st.  Further information may be had by writing to either the Group Historian or the Webmaster.  Requests for address information on living members will be forwarded to the Group member for action on his own.

Headquarters Organization

Organization: Headquarters Detachment 461st Bombardment Group (H) Army Air Forces.

Title: Group Photograph of Officers, Squadron C.O.s, Enlisted Men

Location: Hammer Field, California 14 December 1943

1st Row L to R: 1stLt. Couch, 2nd Lt. Hornbaker, 2nd Lt. Pfister, Capt. John A. Wagener, Capt. Pruitt, 2nd Lt. Kiernan, 2nd Lt. Elmore.

2nd Row L to R: Capt. Dooley, Maj. Applegate, Maj. Scott, Lt. Col. Hawes, Col. Dougher, Col. Frederic E. Glantzberg, Lt. Col. Grogan, Maj. Lott, Capt. Burke, Capt. Hudson, Maj. Knapp, 1st Lt. Spivack.

3rd Row L to R: Pfc Meadows, Capt. Witte, 1st Lt. Leffler, 2nd Lt. Billhart, Capt. Word, Capt. Deishley, WO Medau, Capt Mitton, 1st Lt. Rasmussen (Group Chaplain), Red Cross Rep Boggs, 1st Lt. Herzfeld, Cpl Sabin, 1st Lt. Gombossy.

4th Row L to R: S/Sgt. Spagnoletti, T/Sgt. Seaton, T/Sgt. Taylor, Sgt. Francello, Cpl. Patterson, Cpl. Royce, Pfc. Hallen, T/Sgt. Hollinger, Cpl. Wiegand, S/Sgt. Rioux, Cpl. Epstein, Sgt. Altman, M/Sgt. Hisey.

5th Row L-R: Sgt. Evans, Cpl. Hess, Cpl. Howe, Pvt. Wells, Cpl. Vlasaich, Sgt. Martin, Cpl. O’Brien, Pfc. Niesen, M/Sgt. Burke, Sgt. Quick, M/Sgt. Ryser, T/Sgt. Larson, Pfc. Hoge, Sgt. Starbuck.

6th Row L to R: M/Sgt. Mallory, Pfc. Bjorn, Sgt. Mertz, Pfc. Horvat, Sgt. Gregory, Pfc. Maynard, Pvt. Noll, Pfc. Moran, T/Sgt. Dunham, Cpl. Venezia, Sgt. Haddaway, Sgt. Christopher.

7th Row L to R: T/Sgt. Dominguez, Pvt. Shipp, Pvt. Brown, Cpl. Pierce, Cpl. Paine, Cpl. Cole, Cpl. Jozwik, Pfc. Tober, M/Sgt. Bredice, Cpl. Hess, T/Sgt. Keady, Cpl. Brinker.

461st Headquarters

Enhanced by Gerry Kersey 

Courtesy of Jack Wagener

461st Bombardment Group Headquarters and Staff Officers

1st Row L to R: Capt. A. O. Witte, Capt J. C. Dooley, Major R. E. Applegate, Major R. F. Scott, Lt. Colonel P. R. Hawes,  Colonel F. E. Glantzberg, Lt. Colonel E. W. Grogan, Major L. M. Lott, Capt. W (NMI) Burke, Capt. H. M. Hudson, Major J. B. Knapp

2nd Row L to R: Capt. J. A. Wagener, 1st Lt. G. V. Leffler, Capt. H. G. Word, Capt. C. J. Deishley, W/O F. C. Medau, Capt. W. G. Mitton, 1st Lt. P. G. Rasmussen, Mr. W. F. Boggs (Red Cross), 1st Lt. J. L. Hersfeld, 2nd Lt. J. C. Clark

3rd Row L to R: 1st Lt. S. S. Spivack, 1st Lt. T. M. Couch, 2nd Lt. L. C. Pfister, 2nd Lt. C. S. Billhart, 2nd Lt. S. E. Elmore, Jr., Capt. M. M. Pruitt, 2nd Lt. E. F. Kiernan, 2nd Lt. A. L. Hornbaker, 1st Lt. R. V. Gombassy

461st Headquarters Detachment

Courtesy of Jean Winters

Another view of the 461st Bombardment Group Headquarters and Staff Officers

14 December 1943

1st Row L to R: Capt. A. O. Witte, Capt J. C. Dooley, Major R. E. Applegate, Major R. F. Scott, Lt. Colonel P. R. Hawes,  Colonel F. E. Glantzberg, Lt. Colonel E. W. Grogan, Major L. M. Lott, Capt. W (NMI) Burke, Capt. H. M. Hudson, Major J. B. Knapp

2nd Row L to R: Capt. J. A. Wagener, 1st Lt. G. V. Leffler, Capt. H. G. Word, Capt. C. J. Deishley, W/O F. C. Medau, Capt. W. G. Mitton, 1st Lt. P. G. Rasmussen, Mr. W. F. Boggs (Red Cross), 1st Lt. J. L. Hersfeld, 2nd Lt. J. C. Clark

3rd Row L to R: 1st Lt. S. S. Spivack, 1st Lt. T. M. Couch, 2nd Lt. L. C. Pfister, 2nd Lt. C. S. Billhart, 2nd Lt. S. E. Elmore, Jr., Capt. M. M. Pruitt, 2nd Lt. E. F. Kiernan, 2nd Lt. A. L. Hornbaker, 1st Lt. R. V. Gombassy

Liberaiders

461st Bombardment Group Headquarters and Staff Officers January 1945

Front row 7th from right is Edwin W. Grogan, Group Executive Officer; 6th from right is Col. Craven C. Rogers, Group Commanding Officer; 5th from right is Maj. Richard L. Rider, Group Operations Officer; 4th from right is John Trommershausser, Group Air Inspector; 3rd from right is Charles R. Phillips; 2nd from right is Capt. Frank M. Poole, 767th Commanding Officer.

Military Occupational Specialty Codes

A

Name Serial No. MOS No. Crew No. Date Assigned 461st
Adcock, Alvie E. 14100073 667  
Albert, James F. 0336221 9301  
Alex, Charles G. 0875189 8503  
Altman, Gerald J. 36598652 787  
Ambrose, Kermit N. 787  
Angel, Camilius 0481040 5310  

B

Name Serial No. MOS No. Crew No. Date Assigned 461st
Bannister, William L. 0465410 2162  
Baxter, Joseph W. 32728117 784  
Bell, Lloyd F. 14047932 237  
Benjamin, Clement 01543050 2120   12-19-44
Bjorn, Eino 16023197 056  
Bock, William C. 0662732 2161  
Boggs, Norman T. ARC
Bollman, John J. 36481316 931  
Bredice, Charles H. 36169312 501  
Brinker, George F. 33432252 890  
Buckmaster, Alphues D. 0279911 2554  
Buie, Wilson R. Jr. 0385650 2161  
Burgess, Arthur I. 19064151 748  
Burk, Thomas J. -6898359 501   10-18-43

C

Name Serial No. MOS No. Crew No. Date Assigned 461st
Callender, Hewitt -6552630 513  
Caroselli, Philip J. 0915791 9301  
Carter, Willis G. 0274929 1092-5  
Clark, Alson E. 01549683 4822  
Clark, James C. 0571272 8503  
Clarke, Walter J. 370159-- 345  
Cole, Leonard O. 37606072 070  
Cone, Norris C. 01637218 1034 116 1-31-45
Corton, Edward L. Jr. 37439806 787  
Couch, Thomas M. 0649910 2110  
Craft, Jerry 01047491 1175   5-11-45
Crumb, John J. 0429027 1092  

D

Name Serial No. MOS No. Crew No. Date Assigned 461st
Dales, Homer H. 0795338 1024   12-27-43
David, Clayton 748  
Deishley, Charles J. 0393951 3100  
DeLaney, Leonard C. 31295202 405  
Delany, James H. 38112342 590  
Dias, George B. 13145824 941  
Dixon, Walter E. 37324158 060  
Dominguez, Armando B. 19061716 664  
Donovan, Joseph W. 0666158 2161  
Drill, Peter W2125513 4823  
Dunham, Harry M. 6980505 890  
Dynes, Charles E. 37326291 274  

E

Name Serial No. MOS No. Crew No. Date Assigned 461st
Ellenbaum, Frank H. 0869219 8219  
Elmore, Stanhope 0873203 8219  
Epstein, Theodore B. 12128843 275  
Evans, Earl E. 180-905 945  

F

Name Serial No. MOS No. Crew No. Date Assigned 461st
Fairchild, Charles M. 33216751 867  
Faloona, Raymond J. ARC
Fedors, Paul A. 32434119 060  
Ferguson, Frederick F. 35614471 405  
Fiox, Eugene H.  
Foreacre, Joseph J. 32270066
Francello, Louis P. 32852296 502  
Frank, Rollyn W. 37289989 867  
Freeman, Robert D. 15320089 917  

G

Name Serial No. MOS No. Crew No. Date Assigned 461st
Gardner, Kenneth L. 11029831 521  
Gartlan, Charles G. 32452575 405  
Glantzberg, Frederic E. 017398 1092-5  
Gong, Arthur J. 12153604 867  
Goodson, James M. 14176158 867  
Gregory, Charles E. 022841 1092-5  
Grogen, Edwin W. 0274185 2020  
Grosy, Altman L.  

H

Name Serial No. MOS No. Crew No. Date Assigned 461st
Hadebas, Lawrence J. 15308174 867  
Hallen, Jessie 12085938 755  
Hand, Sylvan D. 022307 1092-6  
Hardy, Ortha B. Jr. 022524 1092-6  
Haupt, William R. 37132882 658  
Hawes, Philip R. 021220 1092-5  
Herzfeld, Jack L. 01744899 3170  
Hess, Charles W. 33493729 855  
Hisey, Claude W. 35254089 584   Orig
Hoge, William H. 19075115 521  
Hollinger, Victor R. 13020988 674  
Hornbaker, Allison L. 0866880 8502  
Horvat, Frank L. 32817571 861  
Housh, Clark E. 18154729 867  
Howe, John E. 39203562 657  
Hudson, Henry M. 0483850 4823  
Hudson, James L. 34768411 590  
Hume, Lester C. 0578009 0200  
Hunt, Francis M. 35899059 014  

I

Name Serial No. MOS No. Crew No. Date Assigned 461st
Ingram, Richard H. 07288873 2161  

J

Name Serial No. MOS No. Crew No. Date Assigned 461st
Janeway, Henry L. ARC
Jozwik, John I. 16135731 631  

K

Name Serial No. MOS No. Crew No. Date Assigned 461st
Kaiser, Bernard J. 32387598 405  
Kaplan, Martin 12191109 945  
Keady, Joseph D. 36342123 501  
Kiernan, Edward F. 0864089 4822  

L

Name Serial No. MOS No. Crew No. Date Assigned 461st
Lampkins, Quenton C. 38357702 511  
Lane, James H. 34355910 345  
Lawhon, Brooks A. 397652 1092-5  
Lazuk, Alexander 31342125 502  
Leffler, George V. 02043762 1035  
Leubke, Robert J. 0664210 2162 7/27 7-27-44
Levine, Abe 31047913 505  
Lott, Leigh M. 0905887 9301  
Lowery, Walter K. 35036452 821  

M

Name Serial No. MOS No. Crew No. Date Assigned 461st
Martin, Gerald 39529220 898    
Martin, Paul 0868260      
Maynard, Ernest L. 34772359 929    
McDonnel, Charles P. 0427604 2161    
McNeilie, Eric R. 32373791 678    
Meadows, Russell L. 35657685 521    
Medau, Fred C. W2123965 4903    
Mente, Joseph J. 0913181 5000    
Mertz, Horace D. 33619562 502    
Mitton, Walter G. 0269470 4000    
Moran, Vincent P. 36804927 929    
Mullahey, Joseph M. E. 33599622 667    

N

Name Serial No. MOS No. Crew No. Date Assigned 461st
Neuberg, Lester V. -6566440 502  
Niesen, Roy S. 36450515 521  
Noll, Matthew 16150906 521  
Norins, Hanley M. 02045444 2159  
Norris, Nye E. 15018345 787  

O

Name Serial No. MOS No. Crew No. Date Assigned 461st
O'Brien, John P. 39118868 807  
Obloy, Lewis T. 35396085
Oertil, Robert H. 19118216 784  
Owens, Harold J. 0572892 5004  

P

Name Serial No. MOS No. Crew No. Date Assigned 461st
Paine, Donald R. 39397637 055  
Parvin, James G. 34261727 566  
Patterson, Roy H. 35701230 405  
Peters, Geoffrey L. 784  
Pfister, Louis C. 0650154 6402  
Pierce, Lawton L. 37108481 060  
Platner, Frank A. 18128605 867  
Poznecki, Andrew W. 16143473 938  
Pressly, Thomas J. 0455990 1034  
Pruitt, Marion M. 0356129 1034  

Q

Name Serial No. MOS No. Crew No. Date Assigned 461st
Quick, Robert F. 15358710 502  

R

Name Serial No. MOS No. Crew No. Date Assigned 461st
Rasmussen, Paul G. 0512232 5310  
Raymond, Eugene B. 0854519 0200  
Raynes, Burton E. 33106885 867  
Reister, William A. 19015369 501  
Riddle, Donald W. 0917291 9301  
Rider, Richard L. 0357973 2162-5  
Rioux, LeRoy W. 31259038 501  
Robins, Alexander 0854207 0503  
Rogers, Craven C. 020539 1092-5  
Ross, Albert C. 33352931 673  
Royce, Mark B. 32892075 807  
Russey, Richard B. W2125546 2110   3-31-45
Ryan, Josephine L. ARC
Ryser, William A. 19015369 501  

S

Name Serial No. MOS No. Crew No. Date Assigned 461st
Sabin, William A. 32579477 405  
Schwartz, Michael A. 12101273 784  
Scott, R Foster 0237137 2120  
Shiffermiller, Wm E. 01998959 2554 64  
Slobody, Sheldon 32876024 861  
Smith, Robert E. 0401247 1092-5  
Spagnoletti, Andrew A. 11045189 501  
Spivak, Sydney S. 0455499 9301  
Stanforth, Donald L. 01554978 4822  
Stowe, Ellis G.  
Summerhays, Kenneth 784  

T

Name Serial No. MOS No. Crew No. Date Assigned 461st
Tallent, Robert L. Jr.  
Taylor, Roy P. 06569692 673  
Tintinger, Lyle 612  
Tober, Norman F. 36595486 631  
Tomlinson, William F. 0861858 8219  

U

V

Name Serial No. MOS No. Crew No. Date Assigned 461st
Van Orman, Robert E. 35271206 555  
Venezia, Anthony H. 36059202 056  
Vlasich, Anthony E. 36655620 501  

W

Name Serial No. MOS No. Crew No. Date Assigned 461st
Wagener, John A. 0434395 0200  
Wall, Fred F.  
Walton, James V. 17089377 283  
Ward, Kenneth J. 32777669 521  
Watts, Fred R. 38389974
Waupoose, Elmer M. 36244451 590  
Weigand, Regis W. 33290754 501  
Wells, John R. 35723745 345  
Wheeler, Francis M. 39311909
Wiegand, Regis W. 33290751
Williams, Charles T.  
Wiscavage, Walter J. 0872245 7888  
Workman, Betsy ARC

Y

Z

Name Serial No. MOS No. Crew No. Date Assigned 461st
Zidiales, Stanley A. 022485 2162  
Zucker, Morton R. 0919908 4000