Defenders of the Philippines

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724th Aviation Ordnance Company Roster        

15 November 1941

724th AVIATION ORDNANCE COMPANY (included in the files of Kermit Lay)

NICHOLS FIELD (AIR BASE) MANILA, PI

+ CAPT MAXWELL, WINSTON R
+ CAPT JAMES, CHARLES C
+ 1ST LT SMITH, MILO
+ 2ND LT GAGE, CHARLES S
+ M/SGT AMATO, HUGH V
+ 1ST SGT GOFF, EUGENE A
+ T/SGT MALCHER, RUDOLPH
+ T/SGT QUINLAN, THOMAS J
++ S/SGT MOSKALICK, PETER
S/SGT RAYNOR, EDWIN C
+ CPL BARLOW, EMIL M
CPL BEUS, WILLIAM D
+ CPL SALZMANN, WESLEY J
++ PFC AITKENS, THOMAS
+PFC, 2ND CL S COMPTON, HAROLD
+ PFC CRORY, HERBERT
++PFC FRANCHESKI, ITALO
+PFC, 1ST CL S JAMES, RICHARD C
+ PFC, 2ND CL S JENSEN, WARD C
PFC, 4TH CL S KISNER, LLOYD C
PFC, 1ST CL S SANBERG, HIRAM
PVT ADAMS, RUFUS D
PVT BARDINE, ANTHONY
+ PVT BATES, JOHN
+ PVT BIDGOOD, CLAUDE
+ PVT, 2ND CL S BOND, WILLIAM
++ PVT BRECHT, THOMAS
++ PVT, 1ST CL S BRESKE, TED T
+ PVT BRUNVITZ, HARRY
PVT CASTOR, JOHN G
PVT COOKE, JOEL M
PVT DERECOLA, CHRIS J
PVT DILELLA, JOSEPH
PVT DUPUIS, CHARLES F
+ PVT EDWARDS, JOHN
PVT, 2ND CL S ELLIS, WILLIS
+ - PVT GAVITT, EDWIN C
++ PVT GENTHNER, EDWIN P
PVT HANSEN, WENDELL
+ PVT HEARING, RAYMOND
PVT JERSCHEFSKI, HAROLD
+ PVT KLECHKO, JOHN
+ - PVT LAPP, FREDERICK
PVT LAY, KERMIT R
++ PVT LEBEAU, ALFRED E
+ PVT, 3RD CL S LEONARD, WARREN
+ - PVT LEWIS, DONALD D
++ PVT LINDERMUTH, PAUL
+ PVT LOVE, LLOYD
PVT MACYNSKI, JOHN
PVT MARTIN, GAYLORD
PVT MARTIN, NORMAN W
++ PVT MALOSEK, RICHARD
PVT McANDREW, EUGENE
PVT MOSS, ALBERT E
++ PVT NUTALL, J ARLO
PVT RESPOLE, WILLIAM
+ - PVT, 3RD CL S SHIRKEY, ORVILLE
+ PVT SMITH, BLAINE H
++ PVT TELLEZ, HENRY F
+ PVT TIDWELL, LAWRENCE
+ PVT WEINBERG, RALPH
+ - PVT WILLIAMS, WALTER
PVT ZELKE, ROBERT K

The grades as listed are not necessarily correct on all personnel due to promotions after the war started on 8 December 1941.

Of the 60 enlisted men and 4 officers, total 64, only twenty-two (22) are accounted for. This Unit was transferred from Fort Douglas, Salt Lake City, Utah, to the Philippine Islands, arriving 45 days before the outbreak of World War II, arriving on the ship, Tasker H. Bliss, from San Francisco, California.

Legends:CL S: Class Specialist ratings
+ - died during the war (31)
+ + - died in USA after liberation (11)
still living (22)
Original total company (64)

Original Roster Furnished by John G Castor and Passed On by Willis Ellis.

This document was given to the ADBC Museum from the files of the ADBC. The document as given to us is available as 724th Aviation Ordnance Company 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.