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 322nd Ground Crew

This is the HONOR ROLL of the ground personnel of the 322nd Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group, Bassingbourn, England, September 1942 to June 1945

Contributed by Bert Humphries  

First Sergeant:

Mail Clerk:

Welder:

Instrument Shop Chief:

Headquarters: 

Crew Chiefs: Sgt. Urban Drella, Wilber Dueler, Argo Giese, Donald Moucka, Erwin Steele, Tom Elliott, Nicolas Terrefenko, Julian Murdock, and MSgt. John P. Sutera (crew chief for Ack-Ack Annie)

Asst. Line Chief: Sgt. Howard Cole, Quinten Bennett

Flight Surgeon: Paul Miner

Armorer: Earl Luden
 
Prop Specialist:

Asst. Line Inspector:

Sheet Metal Crew Chief:

Sheet metal Crew:

Electrician:

Mechanics:  Sgt. Totusek, Norbert Dryja, William DuBose, Ralph Randolph, George Zucco, Herman Mosier, Robert Compton, Floyd Prouse, Edward Mendoza, George Guthmiller, Jack Paxson and Sgt. Hanson.

Oxygen: Howard Sisk, Vincent Richard

APO: Norman Manning

Welder:

Flight Equipment Dispatcher:

Norden Bomb Sight Specialist:

Inspector: 
 
Line Chief:
  
Asst Engineering Officer:

Assist Line Chief:

Security: 

Supply Sgt.:
 
Sheet metal Repair Crew:

REMEMBER THESE MEN, A DEDICATION

Through the history of world aviation, many names have come to the fore.

Great deeds of the past in our memory will last, as they're joined by more and more.

When man first started his labor in his quest to conquer the sky, he was designer, mechanic and pilot.; and he built a machine that would fly; but somehow the order got twisted, and then in the public eye, the only man that could be seen was the man who knew how to fly!

The pilot was everyone's hero: he was brave, he was bold, he was grand as he stood by his battered old biplane with his goggles and helmet in hand. To be sure, these pilots all earned it; to fly you have to have the guts and they blazed their names in the hall of fame, on wings with baling wire struts, but for each of these flying heroes, there thousands of little known heroes, and these were the men who worked on the planes but kept their feet on the ground.  We all know Lindbergh and we've read of his fame, but think if you can remember his maintenance man.  Can you remember his name?

Think of our wartime heroes, Gabreski, Jabara and  Scott.  Can you tell me the name of their crew chiefs?  A thousand to one you cannot!

Now pilots are highly trained people and their wings are not easily won, but without the work of the MAINTENANCE MEN, our pilots would march with a gun.  So when you see mighty aircraft as they make their way through the air, the 'greased stained man' with the wrench in his hand, is the man who put them up there.
                                                                             
 Author Unknown

 

 

 

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