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HQ Personnel

Commanding Officers

May 14, 1943 - Novermber 26, 1943
Lt. Col. George W. Prentice

November 26, 1943 - August 4, 1944
Col. Charles H. MacDonald

August 4, 1944 - October 12, 1944
Lt. Col. Meryl M. Smith (KIA)

October 13, 1944 - July 14, 1945
Col. Charles H. MacDonald

July 14, 1945 - April 18, 1946
Lt. Col John Loisel

Majors

Thomas W. Cheney
George G. Dewey
Arsenio R. Fernandez
Reginald G Hawley
Thomas U. Lineham
Oliver S. McAfee
Franklin A. Nicholas
LeRoy H. Richardson (MIA)
Albert W Schinz
Claude M. Stubbs
Nathan E. Wexler

Captains

Robert V. Belding
Harry A. Brake
Burnell C. Butler Sr.
Dennis G. Cooper
Francis J. Davis
Fred A. Delashaw
Elbert Dossett
William F. Haning Jr.
William H. Ivey
Rudolph W. Johnson
Albert L. Katzky
Lawrence C. LeBaron
Francis J. Lent (MIA)
Louis E. Lynch
Danforth P. Miller Jr.
Bennett Oliver
Roudolph E. Palluck
Morgan Potts
William J.H. Pruss
Wm. W. Richardson
Clyde E. Smith
William H. Smith
Thorne E. Spaulding
Amos S. Wainer
Cornelius J. Waldo
Norman B. Willy

First Lieutenants

George F. Calhoun
Walter W. Carr
Garrett W. Langdon
William M. MacClendon
Alexander McGregor
Martin L. Miller
Joseph G. Phillips
Frederic D. Reynolds

Second Lieutenants

Thomas A. Considine
Walter C. Reinhardt
Thomas A. Saunders
Rolan G. Simpson
Jean D. Wade

Master Sergeants

Richard G. Bastian
Clay U. Cockerill
Frank A. De Luca
Kenneth C Greene
Orille Joseph
Carlton Lewis
Ernest A. McGilvary
Richard S. Oney
Carter A. Shanklin
Otto Stapp
Clarence H. Weikel

Technical Sergeants

William F. Bartosh
Ralph D. Blackburn
Jack F. Bruhn
Clarence A Bryant
Homer C. Chapman
Edward F. Drew
Robert S Durant
Michael W. Dwyer
Neil E. Elgin
Anthony Lalli
James J. Leahy
Herman L. Lucia
Wallace McRoberts
Donald V. Smith
Wilfred J. South
Clifford H Sparks
Kermit W. Wheeler
Roger R. Wilson
Verne S. Yockey

Staff Sergeants

Vittorio A. Cipressey
Vincent R. Clime
Lloyd A. Dunlap
Fernando Elmore
Robert C. King
Thomas M. Poe
Paul R. Serey
Raymond S. Temple
William W. Welch

Sergeants

Arthur J. Axness
Carl E Begh Jr.
Thomas V. Blaz
Willard E. Burton
William N. Chorba
John J. Doyle
Frederick N. Ede
John T. Fowler
Luther W. Gibson
Leo L. Heming
B.L. Lambert
George L. Levesque
Jerome Melz
James P. Morgan
James J. Murphy
Clarence W Oak
Joseph S Poole
John F Shields Jr.
Dean P. Sissler
Robert W. Springer
Berthel W. Willis
Manuel Zamora

Corporals

William N. Balm
Alan Chernoff
Joseph M. Coyne
Robert W. Davis
Ralph C. Emery
Wilbert M. Gordon
George P. Howard
R. Riske
Charles R. Roach
Edward C. Sanderback
Corwin E. Schroeder
Paul W. Shankweiler
Norman J. Spletter
Maury E. Steele
Pete C. Tracas
Paul W. Utterback
Charles A. Warga
Harold K. Wickman
Thadis A. Williams

Privates, First Class

Robert G. Arzola
Charles E. Austin
Leo G. Blazock
Joseph C. Deegan
Norman R. Dunlap
James L. Estes
Robert O. Evans
Arnold E. Fass
Sherman E. Lamb
Leland F. Remior
Norbert J. Skrzypczynski
Viston R. Smith
Manford V. Snyder
Glen N. Strong
Charles L. Warren

Privates

Ralph R. Bennewitz

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