Troop C, 116th Squadron

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

 

Many of the names on this list were taken from notes made regarding a photo of the troop taken at Camp Campbell, Kentucky in 1944. The names were written down after the war from memory, and I have found a number of misspellings when those names are compared to some I already have.  If you are looking for a particular person, please take the time to read through the entire list to see if it might be listed, but spelled incorrectly.

 
Officers

Capt. Bossert, Louis, Purple Heart, wounded April 5, 1945

1st Lt. Innerarity, Lewis Jr., Bronxville, New York, killed in action, March 20, 1945

1st Lt. Mayes, Louis T., Springfield, Illinois; wounded in action, April 19, 1945

1st Lt. Schafer, Robert K., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; died of wounds, February 25, 1945

Lt. O'Neil, ?

2nd Lt. Bobo, James C., Dallas, Texas; died of wounds, April 16, 1945

2nd Lt. Bettwy, Andrew, Purple Heart, wounded April 5

2nd Lt. Hughes, Orville R., Danville, Illinois; wounded in action, April 19, 1945

 

A

 

Alexander, ?

Sgt. Allen, Francis, Purple Heart, wounded April 26

Artussie, J.

Austin, R.

 
B

Baker, D.

Baker, William

Baptiste, Robert, Chicora, Pennsylvania

Barr, A.

Barron, M.

Bayorek, J.

Cpl. Bennett, Robert C., Binghamton, New York, wounded in action, February 13, 1945

Tech. 5 Berkowitz, Samuel; wounded in action, April 2, 1945

Tech. 4 Bertch, Robert P., Toledo, Ohio; wounded in action, March 20, 1945

Blackwell, J.

Tec 5 Bonduris, Tom, Purple Heart, wounded April 19

Borotka, John, Baltimore, North Carolina

Bossert, ?

Brigetts, J.

Tech. 4 Brown, Donald F., Hempstead, Long Island, New York; wounded in action, April 3, 1945

 

C

Cappola, Michael, West Nyach, New York

Cashman, Bob J., Hanover, Pennsylvania; killed in action(?), April 12, 1945

Clapp, O.

Sgt. Claxton, William K., Columbia, Missouri; wounded in action, April 19, 1945; awarded the Silver Star

Conlon, M.

Corbett, B.

Cordova, M.

Cpl. Cox, Peter, Purple Heart, wounded in action April 26

Crowe, C.

 

D

Daily, G.

Davidoff, E.

Densfriend, A

Derrick, H.

Sgt. Donlon, James, Brooklyn, New York; wounded in action, April 1, 1945

Pvt. Doolittle, Samuel E. III, Augusta, Georgia; missing in action, April 19, 1945

Doyle, R.

Drisscoll, G.

PFC Dryden, Roy M., Pineville, Pennsylvania; wounded in action, April 5, 1945

 

E

Tech. 5 Elliott, William B., Danville, Virginia; killed in action, April 3, 1945

Tech. 5 Evanko, Theodore E., Ambridge, Pennsylvania; killed in action, April 3, 1945

 

F

Tech. 5 Farber, Seymour, wounded in action, April 5, 1945

Faust, William

Fedrovich, Stanley, Olmstead Township, Ohio

Finch, S.

Fitzpatrick, ?

S/Sgt. Foley, Nicholas J., Brooklyn, New York; wounded in action, April 3, 1945

 

G

Tech. 5 Garafano, Carmine, Belmont, Massachusetts; killed in action, April 11, 1945

PFC Geiger, Earl, Soperton, Georgia; wounded in action, February 25, 1945

Sgt. Geortz, Leonard, Purple Heart, wounded April 11

Giordano, Anthony, Connaminson, New Jersey

Giron, ?

Glover, W.

PFC Gonzalex, Bennie, Ignacio, New Mexico; died of wounds, March 29, 1945

Gorafano, C., killed in action

Graf, R.

Grantham, J.

Grass, A.

PFC Green, Carson, Whitesville, West Virginia; wounded in action, March 20, 1945

 

H

Hall, W.

PFC Hammond, Willis C., Columbia, South Carolina; Purple Heart, wounded in action, April 1, 1945

Hartman, G.

Helfrich, William

Helstrom, G., wounded in action

Herring, L.

Hotz, S.

Howell, William Charles Adolph, Goldsboro, North Carolina

Hruska, ?

Hughes, E.

 

J

Joyner, V.

 
K

Kociencki, E.

Koener, J.

Kornegay, Jack N., Dudley, North Carolina

Krezel, J.

Krosnodonsky, Anthony, St. Clair, Pennsylvania  

Kutchera, W.

 

L

LaBreque, G.

PFC Leonard, Clarence W., High Point, North Carolina; Purple Heart, wounded in action, April 11, 1945

Tech. 5 Levitas, David B., wounded in action, April 19, 1945

PFC Lupardus, Olaf D., Marshalltown, Iowa; killed in action, April 16, 1945

Tech. 5 Lutchke, John, Plains, Pennsylvania; wounded in action, April 5, 1945

 

M

Maccina, J.

Madison, J.

Martin, Norman, Greenville, South Carolina

Tech. 4 McCarthy, Theodore, J., wounded in action, April 3, 1945

S/Sgt. McGovern, Edward, Brooklyn, New York; wounded in action, April 16, 1945

McHale, J.

McIlveen, R.

Meeler, Charles P., Alton, Virginia

S/Sgt. Mennel, Walter, Long Island, New York; died of wounds, February 25, 1945

Miller, Leo, Butler, Pennsylvania

Montville, Adam, Pittston, Pennsylvania

Tech. 4 Moore, Carl H., Ashville, North Carolina; killed in action, April 19, 1945

Moore, Maurice, Canton, North Carolina

PFC Moss, Edward Lee, Danville, Virginia

Mozingo, R.

Mulearn, J.

Mulligan, S.

 

N

Nerlino, G.

 
P

Pastrof, E.

PFC Paulson, John H., wounded in action, March 15, 1945

Penline, J.

Perez, J.

Peters, R.

Tech. 5 Petras, John M., Yorkville, Ohio; missing in action, April 19, 1945

Pierce, William, Louisville, Kentucky

 

Q

Quomo, G.

 

R

Rahuba, P. 

Ramsey, R.

Roach, R.

Roberts, W.

Rodriquez, A.

Rogers, ?

Ruiz, P.

 

S

Sansom, F.

Saville, Robert R., Blacksburg, Virginia

Sazanovich, Donald

Schein, A.

Shatz, ?

Sheffer, John A., Spring Grove, Pennsylvania

Slaughter, J.

Smith, R.

Spellman, E.

Tech. 5 Stepp, Joseph C., wounded in action, April 3, 1945

PFC Strange, Hal E., Jefferson, Tennessee; wounded in action, April 26, 1945

 

T

Taylor, ?, wounded in action

PFC Terrell, Frank A., Bokchito, Oklahoma; wounded in action, April 19, 1945

Tetras, J.

Thomas, J.

Turbert, E.

Tech. 5 Turk, Harold L., Connellsville, Pennsylvania; killed in action, April 19, 1945

 

W

Waitakaus

Wallace, F.

Walsh, J.

Pvt. Ward, Elmo, Purple Heart, wounded April 11

Tech. 5 Weaver, Lonnie, T., Elm City, North Carolina; wounded in action, April 19, 1945

Weaver, R.

Weaver, W. S., Christianburg, Virginia

PFC Wedell, Ernest G., San Bruno, California; wounded in action, April 15, 1945

Williams, P.

Pvt. Winick, Morris, wounded in action, April 19, 1945

Woods, H.

 

Z

Zabroski, J.