355th HONOR ROLL


MIA's / KIA's

"Lest We Forget"


The 355th Fighter Group Memorial at Steeple Morden UK

355th Fighter Group (WWII)

Headquarters 355th FG

NameStatusLostAircraft / Tail Number
Capt Wendell W. BeatyKIFA3/26/45P-51 / 44-15617

354th Fighter Squadron

NameStatusLostAircraft / Tail Number
1st Lt Clarence R. BargerKIA5/28/44P-51B / 43-6631
2nd Lt Walter M. Christensen Jr.KIA5/28/44P-51B / 43-6983
1st Lt James J. CostiganKIA2/21/45P-51K / 44-11359
1st Lt Harold F. CulpKIA4/5/44P-51B / 43-7076
F/O Henry W. DavisKIA6/4/44P-51B / 43-6520
1st Lt Alfred J. Del NegroKIA11/29/43P-47D / 42-7996
2nd Lt Victor E. DentiKIA7/5/44P-51B / 42-106870
2nd Lt Clarence E. DonaldsonKIA5/20/44P-51B / 43-6574
2nd Lt James J. DonovanKIFA9/25/43P-47 / 42-8643
2nd Lt John C. EllisonKIA9/12/44P-51B / 43-7182
1st Lt John M. FolgerKIA8/6/44P-51B / 43-7137
2nd Lt Herbert E. FrittsKIA5/24/44P-51B / 42-106874
1st Lt Robert A. GothKIA4/4/45P-51D / 44-14704
Cpl Everett P. HarveyDOI6/10/44Struck by P-51
2nd Lt Heber M. HuishKIA7/7/44P-51B / 43-6915
1st Lt Donald J. JacobsonKIA5/20/44P-51B / 43-6857
2nd Lt Charles R. McCurryKIA9/11/44P-51B / 43-6943
2nd Lt Robert G. McDonellKIA4/5/45P-51K / 44-11759
Capt Norman E. McDonaldKIA10/22/44P-51D / 44-14760
1st Lt Newell F. Mills Jr.KIA4/7/45P-51D / 44-72306
Capt Thomas F. Neal Jr.KIA4/29/44P-51B / 43-6577
2nd Lt Gilbert L. PattersonKIA8/3/44P-51B / 43-6885
2nd Lt Gilbert M. PlowmanKIA4/7/45P-51D / 44-15346
Capt Kevin / Kenneth G. RaffertyKIA9/11/44P-51B / 42-106950
2nd Lt Peter M. SawchuckKIA7/24/44P-51C / 42-103334
Cpl Harold SpevakDOI6/10/44Struck by P-51
1st Lt Oran H. StalcupKIA2/10/45P-51D / 44-13571
1st Lt Charles H. SweatKIA3/8/44P-47D / 42-8448
1st Lt Thomas F. Truel Jr.KIA4/4/45P-51D / 44-14228
1st Lt Roland L. VincentKIFA12/4/43P-47D / 42-8433
1st Lt Marion L. WoolardDOW11/16/44P-51B / 42-106896

357th Fighter Squadron

NameStatusLostAircraft / Tail Number
1st Lt Bernard R. J. BarabKIA11/26/44P-51D / 44-13574
Sgt Elbert B. BookoutDied8/17/43N/A
1st Lt Edwin O. CarlsonKIA10/7/43P-47D / 42-7984
1st Lt Raymond F. DemersKIA4/24/44P-51B / 42-106723
Capt William S. EasterlyKIA4/11/44P-51B / 43-6627
1st Lt Thomas J. FosterKIA6/7/44P-51B / 42-106742
1st Lt Leonard B. FullerKIA7/7/44P-51D / 44-13526
2nd Lt Franklin R. GowingKIA8/2/44P-51B / 42-106733
2nd Lt John Guerrant Jr.KIA6/7/44P-51B / 42-106810
1st Lt Sellers S. HardeeKIFA2/26/45P-51D / 44-14402
1st Lt Byron L. HillKIA4/5/44P-51B / 43-6980
1st Lt Howard K. HillmanKIA4/24/44P-51B / 43-7103
2nd Lt Nils E. Hollman Jr.KIA6/7/44P-51B / 43-6919
1st Lt Rudolph B. KaminskiKIA5/1/44P-51B / 43-6648
2nd Lt Charles W. KelleyKIA11/26/44P-51B / 42-106910
Capt Joesph E. LakeKIA4/16/45P-51 / 44-11342?
Capt Howard L. Lambert Jr.KIA3/29/44P-51B / 43-6508
1st Lt Charles M. LeeKIA8/8/44P-51B / 43-6835
1st Lt Lawrence E. McCrawKIA11/15/43P-47D / 42-8408
1st Lt Donald B. McNallyKIA11/15/43P-47D / 42-8413
1st Lt William H. MombergerKIFA3/9/44P-51B / 43-6654
1st Lt Harold L. MonahanKIA12/25/44P-51D / 44-15334
1st Lt Robert L. NormanKIA4/24/44P-51B / 42-106433
Capt Norman E. OlsonKIA4/8/44P-51B / 43-6589
1st Lt Hudson F. PackardKIA5/19/44P-51B / 42-106762
1st Lt George W. PhillipsKIA6/6/44P-51B / 43-6640
2nd Lt Frank L. PipherKIA1/24/44P-47D / 42-75184
1st Lt John D. Riggs Jr.KIA8/16/44P-51B / 43-7101
2nd Lt Daniel S. RothenbergKIA3/8/44P-51B / 43-6989
SSgt John S. WaltersDOW1/8/45Bomb Explosion
1st Lt Robert G. WhiteKIA11/20/44P-51 / 44-13787
Maj John H. WilsonKIA2/14/45P-51D / 44-14260

358th Fighter Squadron

NameStatusLostAircraft / Tail Number
Capt Jack M. "John" BeckmanKIA3/1/45P-51D / 44-14230
1st Lt Clark CollinsMIA11/5/43P-47D / 42-8406
1st Lt Ralph L. ColemanKIA6/19/44P-51B / 42-106858
2nd Lt Richard C. DavesKIA8/26/44P-51B / 43-7036
1st Lt Ralph L. DeanDOW10/4/43P-47D / 42-74667
1st Lt James B. DicksonKIA4/8/44P-51B / 43-7147
Capt Carl E. EkstromKIA12/30/43P-47D / 42-8526
1st Lt Michael E. GraczykKIA8/15/44P-51B / 43-6834
2nd Lt John J. Gilmore Jr.KIA8/28/44P-51B / 43-6385
1st Lt Edward F. HaraburdaKIA11/20/44P-51D / 44-13564
Capt James C. HullKIA12/1/43P-47D / 42-8006
1st Lt Thomas A. KsanznakKIFA1/13/45P-51D / 44-13359
2nd Lt John "Jock" LanphierKIA11/13/43P-47D / 42-8626
1st Lt James P. Lowder Jr.KIA7/8/44P-51B / 43-6945
1st Lt Eugene W. Maben Jr.KIA10/18/43P-47D / 42-22532
F/O Jack S. MacConkeyKIA4/19/44P-51B / 43-7156
1st Lt Donald M. MartynKIA5/4/44P-51B / 43-6873
2nd Lt Frank MichelaKIA8/11/44P-51B / 43-6649
Capt Walter L. MorganKIA9/11/44P-51B / 43-7023
1st Lt Edward OndrisKIA4/5/44P-51B / 43-6937
1st Lt Benjamin F. Orr Jr.KIA8/2/44P-51B / 43-6820
1st Lt Robert O. PetersKIA9/18/44P-51D / 44-13675
1st Lt Chauncey H. RankinKIA1/29/44P-47D / 42-8504
2nd Lt Willis W. ReevesKIA6/19/44P-51B / 43-6523
1st Lt Thomas J. TaylorDOI2/9/45P-51D / 44-14428
1st Lt Joesph J. VignaKIA9/18/44P-51C / 42-103317
F/O Charles A. WambierKIA12/30/43P-47D / 42-75425
F/O Chester W. WatsonKIA11/7/43P-47D / 42-8629
2nd Lt Wilson B. WeberKIA8/28/44P-51D / 44-13565
F/O Edward R. WilliamsKIA6/8/44P-51B / 43-7419
1st Lt Jack J. WoertzKIFA12/11/43P-47D / 42-22468

1st Scout Force

NameStatusLostAircraft / Tail Number
1st Lt Vincent G. DressendorferKIA8/1/44P-51D / 44-13553

2nd Scout Force

NameStatusLostAircraft / Tail Number
1st Lt Robert E. BertelsonKIFA9/11/44AT-6 / 43-13984
1st Lt William E. HornickelKIA1/17/45P-51D / 44-14581
Capt Leonard H. MonefeldtKIA3/24/45P-51 / 44-14441
Capt James B. StauderKIA11/26/44P-51D / 44-14439

Squadron Unknown

NameStatusLostAircraft / Tail Number
Cpl Peter P. FerrettiDied1/30/45


"The Wall" Washington DC

355th Tactical Fighter Wing (Vietnam)

Wing Headquaters

NameStatusLostAircraft / Tail Number
Major Frank BennettKIA4/4/65F-105D / 59-1754
Colonel Charles R. BrownleeKIA12/24/68F-105D / 62-4234
Colonel Peter J. FrederickMIA3/15/67F-105D / 59-1825
Major Dale A. Johnson 10/27/66F-105D / 62-4396
Colonel William H. NelsonKIA7/20/66F-105D / 61-0116

333rd Tactical Fighter Squadron

NameStatusLostAircraft / Tail Number
1stLt. Lee A. AdamsKIA4/19/66F-105D / 62-4330
LtCol William G. BennettKIA9/2/67F-105D / 62-4338
Captain John W. Bischoff * 8/3/67F-105D / 62-4240
Major Gordon B. BlackwoodMIA5/27/67F-105D / 59-1723
1st Lt Donald W. Bruch Jr.KIA4/29/66F-105D / 62-4304
Major Earl G. CobeilKIA11/5/67F-105F / 62-4430
Major Vincent ColasuonnoKIA2/12/69F-105D / 60-0417
Colonel John F. DudashKIA4/26/67F-105F / 63-8277
Captain Francis J. FeneleyKIA5/11/66F-105D / 62-4293
Major Clifford W. FieszelMIA9/30/68F-105F / 63-8317
Captain Douglas F. MahanMIA4/20/70F-105D / 60-0451
Captain Rodney W. McLean * 10/23/67F-105D / 62-4335
Major Donald M. RussellKIA12/5/67F-105D / 59-1758
Colonel Howard H. SmithMIA9/30/68F-105F / 63-8317
Colonel Paul G. UnderwoodMIA3/16/66F-105D / 60-0411

333rd Fighter Squadron
(4th Fighter Wing - Operation Iraqi Freedom)

NameStatusLostAircraft / Tail Number
Capt Eric B. DasKIA F-15E /
Maj William R. "Salty" Watkins IIIKIA F-15E /

354th Tactical Fighter Squadron

NameStatusLostAircraft / Tail Number
LtCol Richard K. AlleeMIA12/21/68F-105D / 61-0089
LtCol David J. AllinsonKIA4/23/66F-105D / 61-0156
Colonel Donald H. AsireKIA12/8/66F-105D / 59-1725
LtCol Larry W. BiedigerKIA1/29/67F-105F / 62-4420
Colonel Joseph W. BrandMIA8/17/66F-105F / 63-8308
LtCol Charles CappelliKIA11/17/67F-105D / 62-4258
LtCol Eugene O. ConleyKIA1/21/67F-105D / 62-4239
Captain J. F. CostelloKIA5/25/73A-7D / 70-0945
1stLt. Steve W. DiamondKIA7/19/66F-105D /59-1755
LtCol Lawrence G. EvertMIA11/8/67F-105D / 61-0094
1st Lt Robert G. HunterKIA5/25/66F-105D / 59-1746
Colonel Harold KahlerMIA6/14/69F-105D / 60-5381
Major Ronald R. KingKIA10/3/67F-105D / 59-1824
Major J. A. Magnusson Jr.KIA4/4/65F-105D / 59-1764
Captain Richard J. MallonKIA1/28/70F-105F / 63-8329
Colonel Arthur S. MearnsMIA11/11/66F-105D / 62-4313
Captain Merwin L. MorrillKIA8/21/67F-105D / 59-1720
Major Benjamin B. NewsomKIA7/23/66F-105F / 63-8338
LtCol Robert J. Panek Sr.MIA1/28/70F-105F / 63-8329
Colonel Gene T. PembertonKIA7/23/66F-105F / 63-8338
Captain Lynn K. PowellKIA8/21/67F-105D / 60-0437
LtCol Claude A. SilvaKIA1/29/67F-105F / 62-4420
Colonel Donald M. SingerMIA8/17/66F-105F / 63-8308
Captain Robert L. WeskampKIA4/25/67F-105D / 62-4294
Colonel Don C. WoodMIA1/16/66F-105D / 59-1719

357th Tactical Fighter Squadron

NameStatusLostAircraft / Tail Number
Colonel Glendon L. AmmonMIA9/21/66F-105D / 62-4371
Captain William BarthelmasKIA7/27/65F-105D / 61-0177
LtCol Christos C. Bogiages Jr.MIA3/2/69F-105D / 61-0109
Major Ralph L. CarlockKIA3/4/67F-105D / 62-4274
Major Carl R. DiceKIA12/8/69F-105F / 63-8352
Colonel Ward K. DodgeKIA7/5/67F-105D / 61-0042
Colonel Curtis A. EatonMIA8/14/66F-105D / 59-1763
Captain Samuel Fantle IIIKIA1/5/68F-105F / 63-8356
Major Jack G. FarrKIA7/27/65F-105D / 62-4298
LtCol William V. FrederickMIA7/5/67F-105D / 60-0454
Colonel Earl W. GrenzebachMIA5/12/67F-105D / 59-1728
Captain Larry J. HanleyMIA11/4/69F-105D / 59-1734
Colonel James C. HartneyKIA1/5/68F-105F / 63-8356
Major Joseph J. KarinsKIA3/11/67F-105D / 62-4261
Colonel Samuel C. MaxwellMIA9/12/68F-105D / 59-1762
Colonel George C. McClearyKIA11/5/65F-105D / 62-4342
Colonel John F. O'GradyMIA4/10/67F-105D / 62-4357
Captain Robert A. RexKIA12/8/68F-105D / 61-0150
Major Steven R. SandersKIA8/25/69F-105D / 59-1818
Major James B. WhiteKIA11/24/69F-105D / 61-0060

41st Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron

NameStatusLostAircraft / Tail Number
Captain John Bernard CauseyKIA2/25/66EB-66C / 54-0457
Captain Herb DodyKIA2/4/67EB-66C / 55-0387
Captain Rey L. Duffin *KIA11/17/67EB-66C / 54-0473
Major Karl D. Hezel *KIA11/17/67EB-66C / 54-0473
1stLt. Theodore W. Johnson *KIA11/17/67EB-66C / 54-0473
1stLt. Paul S. Krzynowek *KIA12/6/67EB-66 / 54-0462
Major William McDonald *KIA11/17/67EB-66C / 54-0473
Captain Larry A. Moore *KIA12/6/67EB-66 / 54-0462
Major Max Nichols *KIA11/17/67EB-66C / 54-0473
Major Craig R. NobertKIA7/20/66EB-66C / 54-0484
Captain Russell A. PoorMIA2/4/67EB-66C / 55-0387
Major Woodrow H. WilburnKIA2/4/67EB-66C / 55-0387
LtCol. Jack M. Youngs *KIA12/6/67EB-66 / 54-0462

42nd Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron

NameStatusLostAircraft / Tail Number
LtCol Edwin P. Anderson *KIA4/8/69EB-66E / 53-0498
1stLt Joesph M. Orlowski *KIA4/8/69EB-66E /53-0498
LtCol James E. Ricketts Jr. *KIA4/8/69EB-66E / 53-0498

Detachment 1, 428th Tactical Fighter Squadron

Attached to the Wing - 3/17/68 thru 11/19/68
NameStatusLostAircraft / Tail Number
LCdr. David L. "Spade" Cooley USNMIA4/22/68F-111A / 66-024
LtCol. Edwin D. "Ed" PalmgrenMIA4/22/68F-111A / 66-024
Major Henry E. "Hank" MacCannMIA3/28/68F-111A / 66-022
Captain Dennis L. GrahamMIA3/28/68F-111A / 66-022

Other Squadrons Assigned TDY to Takhli

NameSqdnStatusLostAircraft / Tail Number
Captain Dwight P. Bowles562nd TFSKIA11/3/65F-105D / 61-0163
Captain David L. Hrdlicka563rd TFSMIA5/18/65F-105D / 59-1753
LtCol. Melvin J. Killian334th TFSKIA9/30/65F-105D / 61-0117
Captain Walter Kosko563rd TFSMIA7/25/65F-105D / 62-4257
LtCol. Dean A Pogreba36th TFSMIA10/5/65F-105D / 62-4295
Captain Thomas E. Reitman334th TFSMIA12/1/65F-105D / 61-0182
Captain Robert H. Schuler Jr.36th TFSMIA10/15/65F-105D / 62-4305
Captain Robert C. Wistrand *563rd TFSKIA5/9/65F-105D / 62-4408
Captain Samuel A Woodworth563rd TFSKIA4/17/65F-105D / 61-0171

* Indicates Non-Hostile Loss

Squadron Assignment Unknown

NameStatusLostAircraft / Tail Number
Major Earl M. Freeman Jr. * 11/11/67 /

* Indicates Non-Hostile Loss

MIA = Missing In Action
KIA = Killed In Action
KIFA = Killed In Flight Accident
DOI = Died Of Injuries
DOW = Died Of Wounds

I know this list may not be complete. If you know of any other MIA's or KIA's from the 355th (WWII to the present) let me know so I can add their names here. Lest We Forget...

The information contained here was obtained from the 355th Tactical Training Wing History Booklet, the USAAF 355th Fighter Group (WWII) Honor Roll, the F-105 Honor Roll of Rick Versteeg's Thud Ridge Web page, Dave McDonald, Jim Lobdell, Charles Watry, G. I. Basel, Tex Houston, Ed Rock, Tom Mangan, Cynthia Buck, David McNeil, Bob Garlich, Bill Marshall and David de Bottom.

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