Troop B, 116th Squadron

Motto of the 116th Squadron:
“Advance without delay.”

 

Officers

 

1st Lt. Borkowski, Joseph (Bork), Grand Rapids, Michigan; awarded the Bronze Star

2nd Lt. Halsey, John, S.; wounded in action, February 11, 1945

 

A

Pvt. Allen, John H., wounded in action, April 1, 1945

Altizer, Frederick J., Barboursville, West Virginia

 

B

Barberes, John, Springfield, Pennsylvania

Barnette, Richard M., Elliston, Virginia

Tech. 5 Bartolini, Vincent

Pvt. John Bartko

 

C

PFC Campbell, William H., Wareham, Massachusetts; wounded in action, April 26, 1945

Covey, Charles, St. Michaels, Maryland

Pvt. Crowe, Charles, Chattanooga, Tennessee; wounded in action, April 28, 1945

Pvt. Czarnecki, Theophile A., Little Neck, New York; wounded in action, May 4, 1945

Driver, Dalton, Gords, Alabama

 

F

PFC Frazier, Charlie F., Gaffney, South Carolina; wounded in action, April 26, 1945

 

G

Cpl. Gallegos, Ernesto G., Socerre, New Mexico; LIA, April 28, 1945

PFC Gawlak, Stanley, Lackawanna, New York; killed in action, April 1, 1945

Tech. 5 Gergley, Maynard Lou, Crown Point, Indiana, wounded in action, April 19, 1945

Sgt. Gibson, Thomas A., St. Clair, Pennsylvania; wounded in action, February 18, 1945

Godfrey, James F., Greenville, South Carolina

Gorski, John, Farmington, Connecticut

Gosnell, Clinton Monroe, Baltimore, Maryland

Granat, Nathan, Silver Springs, Maryland

 

H

PFC Hall, Johnnie D.; wounded in action, February 14, 1945

Pvt. Harding, William J., Johnstown, New York; wounded in action, April 14, 1945; awarded the Silver Star

Hawkins, Bennie, South Boston, Virginia

Tec 5 Hensley, Richard, Purple Heart, wounded May 4

Hines, Jerry, Dudley, North Carolina

Sgt. Hinck, Johann D., Long Island, New York; killed in action, April 1, 1945

Pvt. Hodge, James F., Blacksburg, Virginia; wounded in action, April 1, 1945

PFC Huffman, John, Purple Heart, wounded April 26

 

I

Tech. 5 Ihm, Robert R., State College, Pennsylvania; wounded in action, April 16, 1945

Tech. 5 Ivinski, Anthony, New York, New York, died of wounds, April 29, 1945

 

J

Johson, George T., Greenville, South Carolina

Jordan, Sam C., Richmond, Virginia

 

K

Kashuba, Charles J., Knoxville, Tennessee

Kuzniewki, Joseph T., Brooklyn, New York; wounded in action, April 1, 1945

 

M

Sgt. McAlister, James P.; wounded in action, April 28, 1945

S/Sgt. Myers, Robert, Bronx, New York; wounded in action, February 12, 1945

 

P

Peace, James, Hendersonville, North Carolina

PFC Price, Theodore J., High Point, North Carolina; awarded the Silver Star

 

R

PFC Rabi, Alexey J., Fitchburg, Massachusetts; wounded in action, May 4, 1945

Pvt. Ramuar, Roy W., Jennings, Louisiana

Tech. 5 Rest, Lee L., Palmer, Iowa; wounded in action, April 16, 1945

Tech. 5 Rikard, Bennie T., wounded in action, April 14, 1945

Tech. 5 Rodgers, Morton S., Moriarty, New Mexico; killed in action, April 11, 1945

S/Sgt. Rothengast, John F., Bronx, New York; killed in action, April 3, 1945

 

S

Scagliotti, John N., Orlando, Florida

Schlosser, Walter, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania

Spangler, Paul, Hanover, Pennsylvania

Stoudemayer, M. P., Saluda, South Carolina

Tech. 4 Swanson, Jack L., Honey Creek, Iowa; killed in action, April 16, 1945

Tech. 5 Swim, Thurman, Turley, Oklahoma; died of wounds, February 18, 1945

 

T

Tharp, Eugene, Paris, Texas

Thompson, Clinton, Midwest City, Oklahoma

Sgt. Tighe, Thomas M., Long Island, New York; wounded in action, February 13, 1945

 

V

PFC Vandenberg, Arthur G., Roxbury, Massachusetts; wounded in action, February 18, 1945

Vaniga, Michael

 

W

PFC Welch, Theodore R., Redmond, Oregon

Williams, William E., Christiansburg, Virginia

Theodore Roosevelt Welch

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