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     This page is a series of links to biographies about members of the Air Force, Army Air Force, Army Air Corps and Air National Guard and Civil Air Patrol. The Air Force includes all units of the Air Force including civilian employees, ROTC.

     The Biographies below have been submitted by service members or family to me by email.  If you have any such stories to submit please email me below.  Some are pages elsewhere on the web I or others have found.  If you see such a page let me know.  Use your Back Key to Return from such a page. Thank you and enjoy.

Julie Kossor, S/Sgt, 42001740, 389th Bomb Squadron/386th Bomb Squadron, 312th Bomb Group "Roaring 20's", 5th Air Force, USAAF, WWII

Air Force Biographies of The Justin Museum

Tzolag A. Aaronian, S/Sgt, 565th BS, 389th BG, 8th AF, KIA, WWII, USAAF (new 5/6/01)

Herman M. Adams, T/Sgt, Engineer-Gunner, B-24, 744th Bomb Sqd, 456th Bomb Grp, 15th AF, USAAF (new 11/11/02)

Dominick N. August, 8th Air Force, USAAF (new 1/10/01)

Dick Bergman, Sr. Airman, Det#3, 136th CSS, Camp Pieri, Germany & 6912th RSM, Manhattan AFB, USA, USAF, Cold War (new 4/30/15)

Roger Bernhardt, Cpl., 15th A.F., U.S.A.A.F.

The Bigg's Boys, an Online Book of related RAF Biographies, by Ken Stofer (updated 10/12/01 new 4/8/01)

Darrell M. Blizzard, 8th A.F., U.S.A.A.F. (updated 4/18/01)

George Bolden, Lt., 618th Bomb Squadron, 477th Bomb Group, Tuskegee Airman, USAAF (new 10/15/06)

William Bonenberger, Corporal, Badington Air Depot Number 1, Badington Air Depot Number 2, 8th AF, USAAF (updated 12/31/03, new 12/20/03)

George Bragdon, Waist Gunner, P.O.W., U.S.A.A.F. (new 8/24/02)

Richard C. Brown, Bud Brown, S/Sgt., Radio Operator/Mechanic/Gunner, 705th Sqdn, 446th Bomb Group, 8th AF, U.S.A.A.F. (new 9/30/01)

William Byer, S/Sgt, 53rd Weather Recon Sqdn, U.S.A.A.F.

Joseph T. Callahan, Captain, 390th Bomb Squadron, 42nd Bomb Group, 13th Air Force, USAAF, WWII (new 7/04/06)

Eugene T. Carson, Lt. Col, Flt Eng/Gnr, 560th Bmb Sqdn, 388th Bmb Grp/327th Bmb Sqdn, 92nd Bmb Grp, USAAF, USA (Updated 6/19/02)

John W. Carson, Lt. Col (T/Sgt), Radio Operator/Gunner, 96th Bomb Sqdn, 2nd Bomb Group, 15th AF, USAAF, USAF (updated 4/13/01)

Forrest S. Clark, 67th Sqdn, 44th Bomb Group, 8th AF, USAAF (updated 5/25/03)

H. Curt Crouch, S/Sgt, 700th Sqdn, 445th Bmb Grp, 2nd Air Div, 8th A.F., U.S.A.A.F. (new 1/11/00)

Trafford Curry, 100th Bmb Grp, 8th AF, USAAF

Jack Deuitch, S/Sgt, Gunner, 644th Bomb Sqdn, 410th Bomb Group, 9th AF, USAAF

David Edmonds, Lt, 44th Bomb Group, 8th AF, USAAF

Ralph L. Emery, Corporal, 23rd Bomb Sqdn, 5th Bomb Group (H), USAAF

Emilio N. Fantasia, T/Sgt, 328th Bomb Squadron, 93rd Bomb Group (H), 8th AF, USAAF (new 8/17/00)

Jim Farley, Mess/Sgt, QM Co & Air Service Company, 458th Bomb Group, 2nd Air Division , AAB 123, Horsham St. Faith, Norwich England, USAAF (new 4/14/01)

Elzylee Gibson, Nose Gunner, Picadillie Lillie, 487th Bmb Grp, 8th AF, USAAF

Ed Gregory, Sgt1/C, 367th Sqdn, 306th Bmb Grp, 8th AF, USAAF, USAF (updated 3/27/01)

Clarence E. Gurnee, T/Sgt., Gunner B25 "Little Joe", 448th Bomb Squadron, 321st Bomb Group, 12th Air Force, U.S.A.A.F. (new 10/7/07)

Karl Haeuser, Mopsy, 410th Bomb Group, 9th AF, USAAF

William Richard (Dick) Hay, 8th AF HQ Sqdrn, USAAF, Okinawa

Art Heiden, Capt, 79th Ftr Sqdn, 20th Ftr Grp, Kingscliffe, 8th AF, USAAF (updated 4/29/01)

Carl Heimaster, Crew 6, 724th Sqdn, 451st Bmb Grp, 49th Wg, 15th AF, USAAF

Marion C. Hoffman, 323rd Sqdn, 91st Bmb Grp, 8th AF, USAAF (updated 4/18/01)

Wally Hoffman, 351st Bomb Group, Polebrook, England, 8th AF, USAAF (updated 1/12/07)

James Lafayette Holloway, S/Sgt, B17 Tailgunner, Station #131, Nusthamstead, England, 601st Squadron, 398th Bomb Group, 8th AF, USAAF (updated 10/20/03, new 10/10/03)

Gilbert Hymerling, Training Command, Perry, Florida / Victoria, Texas, U.S.A.A.F. (new 10/10/00)

Robert S. Johnson, Col, Robert S. Johnson, 61st Ftr Sqdn, 56th Ftr Grp, 8th A.F., U.S.A.A.F.

George Kasparian, Detachment #1, OSI, 1005th IG Group, Guam, USAF (updated 5/25/01)

Robert J. "Bob" Kilby, Jr., 731st Bmb Sqdn, 452nd Bmb Grp, 2nd Div, 8th AF, USAAF

Albert "Al" Kossor, S/Sgt, USAAF (New 5/26/99)

Julius Adolph "Julie" Kossor, Biography of Julius Adolph "Julie" Kossor, S/Sgt, 42001740, 389th Bomb Squadron and 386th Bomb Squadron, 312th Bomb Group "Roaring 20's", 5th Air Force, USAAF, WWII

Fred "Fritz" Kraft, 385th Bomb Group, 3rd Air Division, USAAF (new 5/5/00)

Stephen Nick Krenytzky, Col, USAAF/USAF (updated 4/1/01)

George Lockwood, Sgt, 467th AAF Base Unit, 43rd ADG, HQ Sqn & 421st Service Squadron & 25th Depot Repair Squadron, 20th AF, USAAF (new 10/30/01)

Benton Earl Lowry, Sr., T/Sgt, 323rd Bmb Sdn, 91st Bmb Grp, 8th AF, USAAF

Ben May, Flight Engineer, 420 Squadron RCAF, Bomber Command, RAF, WWII (new 12/15/06)

O. S. McIver, KIA, USAAF (new 8/16/99)

Phyllis Miles (formerly Phyllis Dike), LACW, WAAF (updated 4/7/99)

Reg Miles, Ex Apprentice No 1 S.of T.T., R.A.F., Halton 39th Entry 34 - 67 M.U.s  - 27 A/S Bloemspruit South Africa - Lympe Kent, Flight Engineer 432 Squadron RCAF, 420 Squadron RCAF, 6 Group Bomber Command, Eastmoor, Tholthorpe, Yorkshire / 242- 246 - 511 Squadrons Transport Command Lyneham,, RAF (updated 5/11/01)

William Howard Millholland, 1989th QM Truck Co., 14th A.F., U.S.A

Guy Minnick, USAAF (new 5/2/99)

Meyer "Mike" Moldeven, Civil Service, Parachute Rigger, Hickam AFB, Hawaii, WWII & Parachute Acquisition, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio, Korea & Logistical Analyst, Nouasseur AB, Morocco, Cold War & Civilian Deputy, Inspector General's Office, McClellan AFB, Vietnam (new 9/8/02)

William R. Morris, Maj, 92nd Inf Div/93rd Inf Div/99th Pursuit Sqdn, Tuskegee Airman, USA/USAAF/USAFR

Robert George Nassau, Lt, USAAF

Steve Perri, Ball Turret Gunner, B17 Delta Reb #2, 323rd Bmb Sqdn, 91st Bomb Group, 8th AF, U.S.A.A.F. (new 11/02/01)

Benjamin "Benny" Randolph, Lt, 410th Bomb Group, 9th AF, USAAF

Malcolm F. Reed, Colonel, Supply Officer, Gander Air Base, Newfoundland, Middletown, Air Depot, Pennsylvania, WWII, U.S.A.A.F. (new 11/26/01)

George G. Roberts, Radio Operator, 367th Bomb Sqd., 306th Bomb Group, USAAF (new 8/25/05)

David Newton Searle-Baker, Ex Aircraft Apprentice, No. 1 School of Technical Training, Halton. Buckinghamshire. England. 46th Entry, Fitter II Airframes, Middle East and Western Europe, RAF (new 1/23/00)

Clyde R. Silvis, 44th Bomb Group, 8th AF, USAAF

Gut E. Smith, Lt. Col., USAAF and USAF, WWII, Korea, Vietnam

Abe Sofferman, T/Sgt, 44th Bomb Group, 8th AF, USAAF

Ellis E. Stanley, Col., 311th Sqdn, 58th FG, Korea, 388th Sqdn, 480th Sqdn, 12th TAC Fighter Wing, Vietnam, USAF (new 3/29/01)

Paul Swancara, USAAF

Victor A. Tarzia, Sgt, Crew Chief/Gunner, 410th Bomb Group, 9th AF, U.S.A.A.F. (new 10/1/02)

John G. Thiel, Sgt, Radio Operator/Gunner, B-24, 576th Sqdn, 392nd Bomb Group, Kings Lynn, England, 8th AF, USAF (updated 12/8/00)

James T. Twine, MSGT, WWII, USAAF, USAF (new 3/15/04)

Victor H. "Pappy" Ullman, Pappy's Puss, 776th Bmb Sqdn, 464th Bmb Grp, 15th AF, USAAF

George Underwood, S/Sgt, 381st bmb Sqdn, 310th Bmb Grp, 57th Bmb Wg, 12th AF, USAAF (updated 1/2/04)

Peter A. Weston, Lancaster Radar/Radio/Navigator, 186 Sqdn, Stradishall, East Anglia (World War Two)/ 45 Sqdn (Malaya)/ 209 Sqdn (Korea), RAF (updated 4/22/01)

A. Edward (Abe) Wilen, Navigator, Crew #8, 732nd Bomb Squadron, 453rd Bomb Group, 8th Air Force, POW, WWII, USAAF (new 2/1/05)

Reed Will, 387th Bmb Sdn/562nd Bmb Sqdn, Knettishal England, USAAF

George Wimmer, PACUSA, USAAF (new 3/20/01)

Arnold Yellin, Sgt., 153rd AACS (Army Airways Communications System), Albrook Field, Canal Zone (updated 4/13/01)

Air Force Biographies On The Web

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Ernest E. Allen, F/Lt, Pilot, 59 Squadron, Coastal Command & OTU Nassau, Bahamas, WWII, RCAF 

Clarence E. "Bud" Anderson, P-51 Mustang "Old Crow", 357th Fighter Group "Yoxford Boys", 8th Air Force

Clair Levi Annis, Air Marshal, Chief of Tactical Services / Station Linton on Ouse / Station Granger / 10 Squadron, RCAF

John VanWinkle Avrett, gunner, B17 Whale Tail II, 8th AF, USAAF

Walter Harvey Annis, radio operator/gunner, 376th Heavy Bombardment Group, 15th AF, USAAF

Joe Baggs, Bombadier, 384th Bmb Grp, 8th AF, USAAF

Chuck Baisden, M/Sgt, 3rd Sqdn, AVG / 1st Air Commando, World War Two & 80th FB Sqdn, 8th FB Grp / 93rd Bmb Sqdn, 19th Bmb Wng, Korea / KC 97 Boom Operator, Cold War 

Dewayne Bennett, B17 pilot, 545th Sqdn, 384th Bomb Group, 8th AF

Tom Bowerman, PFC, ASR, USAAF/USAF

Dale Van Blair, Tail Gunner, 715th Bomb. Sqdn., 448th Bomb. Group & 564th Bomb Sqdn., 389th Bomb Group, USAAF

"Wild Bill" Boyd, P38F-5 pilot, 28th Photo Recon Sqdn, WWII

James "Brad" Bradshaw, Capt, 79th Ftr Sqdn, 20th Ftr Grp, 8th AF, Kingscliffe, USAAF

John J. Briol, 748th Sqdn, 457th Bmb Grp, 8th AF, USAAF

Stan K. Brock, Crew Chief, Lonesome Lil, 11th Tac Rec Sqdn, USAF, Korea, Cold War

Elmer J. Costales, Capt, Elmer's Tune, 335th Bmb Sqdn, 95th Bmb Grp (H), 13th Wing, 3rd Division, 8th AF, Stalag Luft 1, USAAF

Allen J. Diefendorf, Col., 367th Ftr Grp/49th Ftr-Bmbr Grp/557th TAC-Ftr Sqn, USAAF/USAF, WWII, Korea, Vietnam

Leo Ensminger, 778th Sqdn, 801st BG / 492nd BG, Special Ops, USAAF

Stanley K. Flentje, Lt. Col, B47 Pilot, 344th Bmb Sqdn, 98th Bmb Grp/ C124 Pilot, Danang/ ADC/NORAD, USAF, Vietnam, Cold War

Frank Freeman, Ball Turret Gunner, The Sandman, 97th Bmb Grp, 15th AF, USAAF

Edmund C. Fowler, Capt, 672nd Sqdn, 417 Bmb Grp, 5th AF, USAAF

Herbert Hall (Henry Hall), Acting Flight Lieutenant, Chain Home Radar Station Dover & Chain Home Radar Station Worth Matravers & No.265 M.R.U. & No.264 M.R.U. & No.269 M.R.U. & No.261 M.R.U. & No. 1 R.I. & M.U. & No. 75 Signals Wing Headquarters & RAF Radar Station Thorpeness & RAF Radar Station Ventnor, RAF, WWII

Harry Hansell, F.Sgt., Halifax Mid Upper Gunner, 427 Squadron, 434 Squadron, KIA, WWII, RCAF

Herbert C. "Herb" Harper, MSgt, 345th Bomb Squadron, 98th Bomb Group/310th Bmb Grp, USAF, Korea, Cold War

Jack M. Ilfrey, Col, CO 79th Ftr Sqdn, 20th Ftr Grp, Kingscliffe, 8th AF, USAAF

Ambury Newton Jarvis, Flying Officer, Lancaster ED387, 50 Squadron, Bomber Command, RAF

Henry L. "Hank" Marois, Jr., Electronic Warfare Officer, 11th Sqdn, USAF, Cold War

Arvin "Mac" McCauley, 97th Bmb Grp, 15th AF, USAAF

John McConnon, 2nd Lt., 376th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force, USAAF (new 8/14/00)

TSgt Samuel E. McGowan and Delmar D. McGowan, 328th Bmb Squdrn, 93rd Bmb Grp, 2nd Div, 8th AF & 492nd Sqdn/367th Bmb Squdrn., USAAF

Sam McGowan, C-130 Aircrew, 35th Troop Carrier Squadron / 463rd Troop Carrier Wing, USAF Vietnam

Theodore R. "Dick" Newell, Pilot, 12th Tac Rec Sqdn, USAF, Korea

Joseph J. Novak, S/Sgt, 674th Bombardment Squadron (L), 417th Bombardment Group (L), 5th Air Force, USAAF (added 6/4/01)

Max Pyles, T/Sgt, 79th Ftr Sqdn, 20th Ftr Grp, Kingscliffe, 8th AF, USAAF

A. Willard Reese, 1st Lt, That's My Baby, 751st Sqdn, 457th Bmb Grp, 8th AF, (Site for 457th By Mr. Reese, includes his war history)

Phil Rowe, 327th Bomb Squadron, 92nd Bombardment Wing(H)/ 305th Bomb Wing/ 12th Tac Rec Sqdn, USAF, Cold War, Vietnam

Dick Rutan, Lt. Col, Pilot, F-100, TAC, USAF, Vietnam, Pilot Voyager

Frank Ernest "Bunny" Rymills, Sqdn Ldr, 58 Sqdn / 138 Sqdn / 161 Sqdn / 644 Sqdn, Special Operations, RAF WWII, Malaya

Diary of Guiseppe A. Siciliano, S/Sgt, Eng/Gunner, A20#714 "Dexter's Dragon", 646th Bomb Sqdn, 410th Bomb Group, Unit History, 9th AF, USAAF

Irv Shapiro, Flt Eng, 410th Bmb Sqdn, 8th AF, USAAF

Charles R. Skinner, Lt, 464th Bmb Group, 15th AF, USAAF

C. V. Soderstrom, 434 Sdn, Bomber Command, RCAF, KIA, WWII

Edward J. Steiner, JAG, IO 20th Ftr Grp, Kingscliffe, 8th AF, USAAF

Harlyn Glen Turner, CM/Sgt., Ball Gunner, B-24 Little Rollo, 707th Bmb Sqdn, 446th BG, 8th AF, WWII, USAAF & 92nd Bomb Group & 98th Bomb Group, Post War, 35th FB Sqddn, Korea, various other posts, Cold War, USAF

A. Lawrence Vaincourt aka Larry Vaincourt, Air Craft Mechanic, USAAF

Harold Walder, Navigator, B26s, 11th Tac Rec Sqdn, USAF, Korea

James D. Waldrop, Sgt, Repulsive Raider, Crew 15 42-78088, 777th Bmb Sqdn, 464th Bmb Grp, 15th AF, USAAF, Several Pages With Bad Links (crew roster), (crew history), (Mission Descriptions No1, No2, No 3, No 4, No 5, No 6, No 7, No 8, No 9, No 10, No 11, No 12, Crewup, No 13, No 14, D-Day, No 15, No 16, No 17), Formation No 17, Last Mission Together,  777th Crew Fates, Links, See Photograph Page for Photo Links

Cy Wilson, Col, CO 20th Ftr Grp, Kingscliffe, 8th AF, USAAF

Henry Alexander Wiltse, 1st Lt, 719th Bmb Squdn, 449th Bmb Grp, 15th AF / 712th Bmb Sqdn, 448th Bmb Grp, 8th AF, USAAF

LINKS

Site Map  

12 O'Clock High, Current photos 8th & 9th AF bases and Airmen's Stories

2nd Bomb Group, Unit Association Homepage with Personnel Database and more

98th Bomb Group, The Pyramiders, Unit Homepage with stories, history and more

20th Fighter Group, By Syd Edwards, with info on 55th, 78th & 79th Sqdns, 20th Ftr Grp, Kingscliffe, 8th AF, USAAF

31st Squadron, RAF, Unit Homepage with stories, unit history and more

44th Bomb Group Veterans Association With Reunion Info

90th Bomb Group Page, 319th, 320th, 321st, 400th Bomb Squadrons, Memorial Page with photos info

327th Bomb Squadron, 92nd Bomb Group Page, Page dedicated to the unit

367th Fighter Group Page, Page regarding unit of 392nd, 393rd, 394th Sqdns with photos, contact, history and reunion info

381st Bomb Group Page, unit page on 532, 533, 534 & 535 Squadrons

392nd Bomb Group Page, Squadrons, Unit History, Stories, Photos

447th Bomb Group Home Page and also the Official 447th Bomb Group Association Home Page

457th Bomb Group Page

461st Bomb Group Page

463rd Bomb Group Page

467th Bomb Group Page

America At War, An interactive WWII History Page with Photos and Veteran Interviews

Beaufighter Squadrons, Plane Type Page with unit histories and crew biographies

Carpetbaggers, 778th Squadron, 492nd Bmb Grp / 801st Bmb Group, Unit Website of Special Operations Unit, USAAF, WWII

B17 Combat Crewmen and Wingmen, Veterans Gallery, A site devoted to B17 crew with biographies and more

B17 Virtual Tour, A site with photos of flying B17 interior and exterior

B24 Veterans Webboard,  Posts by Veterans of B24 units

Briefing Room, A Chat Room To Talk With Other Visitors

Comrades and Colleagues, a UK New Zealand Australia veterans contact page, with a six pound fee for full access

Flying Tigers, The Film, Roster, Website of a PBS documentary on the Flying Tigers

Flying Tigers, The Film, Veteran Interviews, Website of a PBS documentary on the Flying Tigers

Heavy Bombers of World War Two, Page devoted to American Bombers, Units and Crews

Heavy Bombers: Research Guide, Instructions on how to research veteran records

K-14 Home Page, page on 11th, 12th and 6166th Tac Rec Sqdns based at Kimpo AB, Korea, USAF

The Radar Pages, Site Devoted to British Air Defense Radar of WWII, with oral histories

Reunion Page, Notices of reunions and links to reunion pages

Robert Quirk's Page, Many RAF history related biographies

Special Operations Executive, SOE, Website devoted to English Special Ops Units with biographies

The Online DC-3 Aviation Museum  A Webpage about the DC-3, C-47, R4D aircraft and their crews

World War One Biographical Dictionary

W.W. II  Two U.S. Veterans Website, More Veterans Stories and More

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