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3rd Pursuit Squadron Roster


This roster is from 1941 and may not be complete. Due to the nature of this document, there may be some interpretational errors.  This document was given to the ADBC Museum from the files of the ADBC. The document as given to us is available as 3rd Pursuit Squadron in pdf form. This roster may not be complete. There may be other rosters available online.  The ADBC Museum strives to provide as much information as possible, but due to time limitations the rosters may not be entirely inclusive. Roger Mansell's website has a more comprehensive index.

3rd Pursuit Squadron

Roster of Enlisted Men, October 1941

 

6824228 Ballew, Glen C., Pvt. (Died, VSAF Cemetery, Yokohoma)

Benedict, Frank, S/Sgt.

Bird, Cecil C., Pfc. (Alive in 1978)

06949449 Bittner, Robert D., S/Sgt. (Died July 1976)

06894666 Bland, Albert J., S/Sgt. (Alive in 1971)

11008255 Bodnar, Stanley, Pvt. (Died July 26, 194-)

11010276 Boluck, John, Pvt. (Died Sept. 7, 1944)

Boog, Stewart A., Pvt.

17011361 Bostedt, Glen C, Pvt. (Died, Cpl, Temp., Manila)

17011348 Bostedt, Joe W., Pvt. (Died Sept. 20, 194-)

17011358 Bostedt, John B., Pvt. (Died July 7, 1942)

06296956 Bradley, Hardy E., Pvt. (Alive in Feb. 1969)

06290997 Brantley, Henry E., S/Sgt. (Died S/Sgt., Temp., Manila)

Brodeur, Louis A., Pvt.

11008330(?) Burdick, Herman A., Pvt. (Died, Cpl., Temp., Manila)

06576873 Burroughs, Forrest T., Jr., Pfc. (Died May 18, 1942)

11020506 Carey, Robert H., Pvt. (Died April 30, 1942)

06148146 Carlton, William A., Pvt. (Died April 30, 1942)

06976792 Chateauneuf, Harold, Pvt. (Died April 15, 1942)

06296959 Cheney, Oral G., Sgt. (Died July 4, 1942)

06255740 Childress, Ivan C., Cpl. (Died May 24, 1942)

06681298 Collins, Edward P., T/Sgt. (Died, Temp., Manila)

07024421 Colvin, Henry M., Pvt. (Died, Temp., Manila)

Combs, James M., Pfc.

06379224 Commander, Cecil M., S/Sgt. (Died Dec. 29, 1941)

Corbett, T.V., Pfc.

Cowen, Richard J., Pvt.

11014148 Craft, Durward, Pvt. (Died Pfc., Temp., Manila)

R1682932 Crette, Albert L., Pvt. (Died Nov. 16, 1942)

18053693 Cross, Claire C., Cpl. (Sgt. 6581477 Died Temp., Manila)

06576428 Dailey, Frank H., Pvt. (Died Sgt., Temp., Manila)

Davis, Kelly S., S/Sgt. (Alive in April 1979)

06396104 Denmark, Keller, Jr., Pvt.

06110627 Deschambeau, Joseph, Pvt. (Died Dec. 8, 1941)

11011494 DeViney, John S., Jr., Pvt. (Died August 23, 1942)

06296930 Dick, Charles J., Pvt. (Died Pvt., Temp., Manila)

DiStefano, Grazio E., Pvt.

06839143 Dixon, Ozzie D., Pfc. (Died July 2, 1942)

11008265 Doolan, Robert L., Pvt. (Died May 1, 1942)

11020486 Doran, John L., Pfc. (Died April 16, 1942)

Douglas, Oscar H., Pvt.

06139330 Dumais, Gerald, Cpl. (Died Dec. 8, 1941)

06937774 Dunham, Clyde R., Jr., Pvt. (Died Jan. 25, 1943)

06719116 Dunlap, Harold, S/Sgt. (Died May 23, 1942)

Dye, Joseph W., Pfc.

06911576 Dysinger, Richard W., Cpl. (Died Nov. 17, 1942)

0890285(?) Engstrom, Walter F., S/Sgt., 2nd Lieutenant, MIA

06889685 Faux, William K., Pvt. (Died May 6, 1942), Hq. Squadron, 4th Composite Group

06815039 Felock, Archie P., S/Sgt. (Died June 21, 1942)

06262497 Foster, Walter T., S/Sgt. (Died Dec. 12, 1941)

1042699 Franklin, Clarence E., S/Sgt., MIA (remains not recovered)

Freeborn, Paul F.J., Sgt.

19014689 Freeman, Robert J., Pvt. (detached) (Died May 29, 1942, remains not recovered)

Fritz, Russell, Cpl.

06277101 Gallegos, Cornelius, Cpl. (Alive in April 1979)

06949475 Gearhart, Lawrence O., Cpl. (Died Sept. 7, 1944)

06148142 Gelineau, Leo, Pvt. (Died April 30, 1942)

06980536 Gillett, Orin H., Pfc. (Died Dec. 8, 1941)

06257940 Gillette, Maxon H., Cpl. (Died Jan. 31, 1943)

Glessner, Joseph M., S/Sgt.

06254892 Good, Harold H., Sgt. (Died June 10, 1942)

06684386 Graw, Charles D., M/Sgt. (Died Temp., Manila)

06262712 Grokett, Russell A., Cpl. (Alive in Nov. 1965)

Grow, Floyd G., S/Sgt.

Gwaltney, Robert C., S/Sgt. (Alive in April 1979)

06548189 Hamilton, Charles A., Pvt. (Died July 12, 1942)

06574296 Hansen, Carlos A., S/Sgt. (Died S/Sgt., Temp., Manila)

Hansen, Richard H., Pvt.

06911404 Hanks, Wayne J., Pfc. (Died April 30, 1942)

Harmon, Leo D., Pvt.

18661283 Harris, John C., Pvt. (Died Nov. 14, 1942)

06540313 Haynes, Richard S., S/Sgt. (Died Sept. 28, 1942)

06460143 Herridge, Benjamin T., S/Sgt. (Died Jan. 25, 1943)

06562066 Holland, Cecil F., S/Sgt. (Died Jan. 23, 1943)

06557683 Hohlfeld, Jack H., Sgt. (detached) (Died Dec. 26, 1942)

19014683 Ingram, Loren R., Pvt. (detached) (Died Pvt., remains not recovered)

06667928 Jackson, Robert M., Pfc. (attached) (Died Temp., Manila)

06576836 Jermstad, Lee M., S/Sgt. (Died S/Sgt., Temp., Manila)

06953554 Jewett, John T., Sgt. (Died May 15, 1942)

06243455 Johnson, Ray Monical T/Sgt. (attached) (Died June 25, 1942)

Jones, George L., Pfc.

06879158 Jurcsak, John, Cpl. (Died Cpl., Temp., Manila)

06998668 Kern, Francis, Pvt. (Died Feb. 23, 1942)

Konka, Chester A., Sgt.

06357475 Landry, Isaac, Cpl. (Died Sgt., Temp., Manila)

06547308 Landry, Robert E., Pvt. (Died Sgt., Temp., Manila)

06677192 Langland, Wyman H., 1st Sgt. (Died July 9, 1942)

(11010378-ABM) 11013590 Lefebre, Francis W., Pvt. (Died July 12, 1942)

06976680 Lennartson, James E., Sgt. (Died Sgt., Temp., Hawaii)

06131856 Lewis, Carroll A., Pfc., (Died Dec. 31, 1942)

11013398 Libby, Hiram D., Jr., Pvt. (Died Oct. 24, 1944)

06913604 Lightman, George, Pvt. (Died Jan. 7, 1944)

06909314 Loesche, Karl R., Pvt. (Died Nov. 16, 1942)

Look, Oscar L., Pvt. (Died Sept. 22, 1982)

06538575 Loveland, Donald E., Pvt. (Died, Cpl., Temp., Manila)

06453597 Luce, Denny M., Pfc. (Died July 14, 1942)

06933681 Mack, Leo A., Pfc. (Died Dec. 8, 1941)

06296921 Malone, Harlan E., Pfc. (Died Oct. 24, 1944)

06574293 Mangel, Milo B., Cpl. (Died July 12, 1942)

06564378 Martin, Harold B., Pvt. (Died April 9, 1942)

W2101254 McBeath, John, T/Sgt. (Died Oct. 24, 1944)

McBride, Woodrow W., S/Sgt.

06953621 McDonald, Clarence, Pvt. (Died July 2, 1942)

Meier, Emil B., Jr., Pvt.

Minor, Willis B., Sgt. (Alive in 1974)

06147406 Messenger, Kenneth H., Pvt. (Died, Pvt., Temp., Manila)

06884464 Mollohan, Alvey C., Pvt. (Died Pfc., Temp., Manila)

06946954 Monroe, George H., S/Sgt. (Died May 22, 1942)

06725309 Myers, Harold A., S/Sgt. (Died Sept. 11, 1942)

Nader, Ferris A., Sgt.

Nelson, Vernon A., Pvt.

Norgilar, Charles H., Sgt.

11020563 Northrup, Gordon B., Pvt. (Died June 30, 1942)

11019720 O'Brien, Michael F., Pvt. (attached) (Died Pfc., Temp., Manila)

Opis, Fred, S/Sgt.

06844179 Ourilla, George, Cpl. (Died Sgt., Temp., Manila)

Palmer, Alonzo S., S/Sgt.

Paulk, David W., Cpl.

Pfenning, Elmer E., S/Sgt.

06298717 Phelps, Estillo, Pfc.

06948652 Pitts, Enoch, Jr., S/Sgt. (Alive in 1978)

06533798 Porter, Leroy J., T/Sgt. (Died T/Sgt., Temp., Manila)

Preston, John L., Pfc.

06149105 Packard, Frederick A., Jr., Pfc. (Died, Cpl., Temp., Manila)

Reeves, Lester W., Pvt.

Richardson, Robert K., Pfc.

Rinas, Bruno S., Pvt. (Alive in 1976)

06936987 Roach, Lawrence C., Sgt. (Died Sept. 7, 1944)

06295702 Roland, Orville D., Pfc.

06930812 Rosendahl, Robert D., Pvt. (Alive in 1977)

06997828 Ross, Paul A., Pfc. (Died May 17, 1942)

19013125 Rubin, Robert A., Pvt. (Died Pfc., Temp., Manila)

06296939 Russell, J.B., Pvt. (Died May 10, 1942)

06627142 Santschi, Karl, Pvt. (Died Dec. 12, 1941)

Schramm, Eric, Pvt. (Alive in May 1965)

06148626 Serdiuk, Michael, S/Sgt. (Died Sgt., Temp., Hawaii)

Six, William P., S/Sgt.

06820461 Skramstad, Irvin C., S/Sgt.(Died July 1, 1942)

Simer, Zigmund R., S/Sgt. (Alive in Nov. 1965)

11019684 Space, Arthur F., Pvt. (Died Dec. 12, 1941)

06861252 Steele, Arvil L., Pvt.

Stewart, William N., Pfc.

Tassey, John R., Jr., S/Sgt. (Alive in April 1979)

06276345 Terrell, Harry W., Pfc. (Died Oct. 24, 1944)

06281645(?) Tosh, Nathaniel L., Jr., Pfc. (attached) (Died? Sgt., remains not recovered)

06953585 Trujillo, Raymond, Pfc. (Died May 30, 1942)

06911363 Turner, David F., Pvt. (Died, Sgt., Temp., Hawaii)

06664303 Tyska, Henry, Pvt. (Died May 31, 1942)

Tyson, Herbert G., Pfc. (Alive in April 1979)

06828892 Wagner, Harry W., Cpl. (Died July 13, 1942)

06834949 Ward, Billie C., Pfc. (Died April 25, 1942)

06296929 Watson, Mac O., Pfc. (Died June 25, 1942)

06978772 Weisfeld, Julius, Sgt. (Died July 29, 1942)

Wild, Earl L., T/Sgt. (Died 1982)

06895567 Williams, Kenneth R., Pvt. (Died Jan. 25, 1943)

06284009 Williams, Melvin S., Pvt. (attached) (Died, Pfc., remains not recovered)

 

On Thorne List but not indicated on October 1941 Roster

Johnson, John, M/Sgt. (=Johnson, Ray M.?)

06268346 Burns, Joseph W., Pfc. (Died May 29, 1942) (Hq. Sg.)

 

On St. Louis List but not indicated on Thorne list

(excluding 9 attached to 3Ps from other units)

Engstrom, Walter F., S/Sgt.

Faux, William K., Pvt.

Johnson, Ray M., T/Sgt. (attached)

Langland, Wyman H., 1st Sgt.

Preston, John L., Pfc.

Richardson, Robt. K., Pfc.

 

Officer Roster of the 3rd Pursuit Squadron

December 8, 1941

 

First Lieutenants

Henry C. Thorne

James J. Donegan (WIA, Iba, December 8, 1941)

Herbert S. Ellis

Raymond M. Gehrig (WIA, Dec. 8, 1941, Nichols)

Gerald M. Keenan (KIA, March 1, 1942)

Frank V. Neri

Frederick C. Roberts, Jr.

 

Second Lieutenants

Dana H. Allen, Jr. (Died July 31, 1942)

James E. Alsobrook

Gordon S. Benson (MIA, January 7, 1945)

James E. Boone (WIA, December 8, 1941, Iba)

William H. Brewster (MIA, December 15, 1944)

Joseph L. Burke (MIA, January 9, 1945)

Glenn E. Cave

Charles Philip Christie

George O. Ellstrom (KIA, December 8, 1941)

John S. Daniel (Died October 27, 1942)

James R. Field (Died November 11, 1942)

Harold E. Finley

Cleitus R. Garrett (MIA, October 24, 1944)

Howard P. Hardegree (MIA, January 9, 1945)

Robert J. Hinson (WIA, December 8, 1941, Iba)

John T. Hylton, Jr. (WIA, December 8, 1941, Iba)

Vernon R. Ireland (KIA, December 8, 1941)

Lycurgus W. Johnson (WIA, December 8, 1941)

Andrew E. Krieger

William L. Longmire (Died February 13, 1943)

James E. Mackey (MIA, September 7, 1944)

Donald H. Miller

Paul O. Mock (Died August 18, 1942)

Robert W. Newman (Died August 13, 1942)

John F. O'Connell, Jr. (KIA, December 8, 1941, Iba)

Bartholomo A. Passanante (WIA, December 8, 1941)

James H. Pate (Died August 2, 1942; WIA Iba, Dec. 8, 1941)

William H. Powell, Jr.

Paul Racicot (MIA, October 24, 1944)

Burton R. Richard (Died January 25, 1945)

Richard L. Root (KIA, December 8, 1941, Iba)

Charles A. Sheeley

Edgar B. Smith, Jr. (Died January 8, 1945; WIA Iba, Dec. 8, 1941)

Donald D. Steele

Andrew F. Webb (KIA, December 8, 1941, Iba)

Edward R. Woolery (MIA, January 21, 1942)

 

(Non-Flying) First Lieutenants

Reuben W. Hager (WIA, December 8, 1941, Iba)

Frank L. Richardson

 

(Non-Flying) Second Lieutenants

Shelton E. Avant (KIA, December 8, 1941, Iba)

Marston D. Longholf (Died May 22, 1942)