Memorial To The 78th Fighter Group

 

 

The list below gives those who died in their country's service whilst serving with the 78th Fighter Group.  For completeness, this list includes those who served with the 78th prior to their arrival in the UK and at Goxhill as well as Duxford.  Where a link is available, click on the pilots last name to navigate to their individual web page.  If you wish to view this list by alphabetically by Surname please click here.

For information relating to Pilots that were made Prisoners of War or Evaded Capture, please click on the "POW" link to the left. 

Key:

KIA - Killed In Action
KIFA - Killed In Flying Accident
KIAc - Killed In Non-Flying Accident

Date of Loss Last Name First Name and Initials Rank Squadron Type of Loss
           
Summer 1942 Hubbell   2 Lt 82nd KIFA
10th August 1942 Sumner   2 Lt 82nd KIFA
Summer/Fall 1942 Baugh   2 Lt 82nd KIFA
13th Sept 1942 Seppich Wendell 2 Lt 82nd KIFA
26th Jan 1943 Beals Donald S. 1 Lt 83rd KIA
26th Jan 1943 Perry Henry L. 1 Lt 83rd KIFA
26th Jan 1943 White Stephan L. 2 Lt 82nd KIFA
1st March 1943 Ronning Robert I. F/O 83rd KIFA
15th April 1943 Dodd Leroy V. 2 Lt   KIFA
14th May 1943 Sandmeier Jack S. 2 Lt 82nd KIA
20th May 1943 Murray Richard A. 2 Lt 84th KIA
13th June 1943 Brown Ora R. 2 Lt 82nd KIA
28th June 1943 Feril Rudolpho H. Cpl   KIAc
1st July 1943 Peterson Arman Lt Col HQ KIA
14th July 1943 Jackson Donald G. 1 Lt 82nd KIA
30th July 1943 Byers James F. 1 Lt 84th KIA
15th August 1943 Smith Jayson M. 2 Lt 83rd KIFA
27th August 1943 Brower Robert F. 2 Lt 82nd KIFA
22nd September 1943 Charlton Quentin 2 Lt 83rd KIA
24th October 1943 Cross Carl E. 2 Lt 84th KIFA
26th November 1943 Cormier Ralph E. F/O 83rd KIA
10th December 1943 Wright Melvin R. 1 Lt 82nd KIFA
30th December 1943 Eastwood James C. P. F/O 83rd KIA
5th January 1944 Granger Arthur S. 2 Lt 83rd KIA
5th January 1944 Hartman George T. 1 Lt 84th KIA
5th January 1944 Leach Major C. 1 Lt 83rd KIA
5th January 1944 Putnam Melvin D. 1 Lt 83rd KIA
24th January 1944 Hahn Clifford B. 1 Lt 82nd KIA
24th January 1944 Neel William F. 1 Lt 8nd KIA
10th February 1944 Jones Y. V. 2 Lt 82nd KIA
10th February 1944 Ludwig Donald E. 2 Lt 82nd KIA
11th February 1944 Daniels Archie F. F/O 83rd KIFA
11th February 1944 Morsch Donald R. 2 Lt 82nd KIA
11th February 1944 Swanson William S. 1 Lt 82nd KIA
6th March 1944 Downey Edward J. F/O 83rd KIA
6th March 1944 Turley Grant M. 1 Lt 82nd KIA
8th March 1944 Maitland George C. 2 Lt 83rd KIA
13th March 1944 Wedell Roy E. 2 Lt 83rd KIFA
16th March 1944 Tonkin Walter 1 Lt 83rd KIA
30th March 1944 Werder Albert B. 2 Lt 83rd KIA
1st April 1944 Webb Calvin 2 Lt 82nd KIA
5th April 1944 Eakes Harvey L. 2 Lt 82nd KIA
11th April 1944 Reese William H. 1 Lt 83rd KIA
15th April 1944 Mundy Joseph W. F/O 84th KIA
15th April 1944 Silsby Charles W. Capt 84th KIA
15th April 1944 O'Connell Martin G. Jr. 2 Lt 83rd KIFA
27th May 1944 Hartman John P. Sgt 82nd KIAc
28th May 1944 Hazelett Phillip H. 1 Lt 82nd KIA
28th May 1944 Orvis William S. Jr. 2 Lt 82nd KIA
4th June 1944 Wilkinson James W. Capt 82nd KIFA
5th June 1944 Steinwedel John C. E. 2 Lt 82nd KIA
7th June 1944 Just Harry H. Jr. 1 Lt 84th KIA
10th June 1944 Baker Robert L. 1 Lt 82nd KIA
10th June 1944 Hunt William F. Capt 84th KIA
10th June 1944 Kuehner Richard S. 2 Lt 82nd KIA
10th June 1944 Loyd Daniel T. 2 Lt 84th KIA
10th June 1944 Massa Vincent J. 1 Lt 83rd KIA
10th June 1944 McDermott William M. 1 Lt 83rd KIA
10th June 1944 Stump Harold E. Maj 84th KIA
12th June 1944 Ramsey John C. Capt 82nd KIA
20th June 1944 Hodges Benjamin H. 2 Lt 82nd KIA
22nd June 1944 Gibbs Ollie E. 2 Lt 83rd KIA
1st July 1944 Kitley Edward T. 1 Lt 83rd KIFA
1st July 1944 Raese Cleon W. Jr. 2 Lt 83rd KIFA
5th July 1944 Newton William III 1 Lt 84th KIA
6th July 1944 Mullins Robert E. 1 Lt 83rd KIA
17th July 1944 Lay Harry T. Capt 84th KIA
19th July 1944 Munson Norman D. Maj 82nd KIA
19th July 1944 Putnam John B. Jr. 1 Lt 84th KIFA
19th July 1944 Smith Martin H. Jr.     KIFA
19th July 1944 Taylor Ernest Sgt 83rd KIFA
26th July 1944 Morris Harold J. 1 Lt 82nd KIA
5th August 1944 Myler John J. 2 Lt 84th KIA
10th August 1944 Dicks Louis A. 1 Lt 82nd KIA
13th August 1944 Smith Billy V. 2 Lt 82nd KIA
14th August 1944 Peal Charles M. Capt 83rd KIA
18th August 1944 Miller Jack B. 1 Lt 83rd KIA
1st September 1944 Jones Robert N. 2 Lt 83rd KIA
3rd September 1944 Marsh Wayne T. Sgt 989th KIAc
3rd September 1944 Shoemaker William M. 1 Lt 2027th KIAc
3rd September 1944 Streb Louis F. 1 Lt 989th KIAc
5th September 1944 Doyle Gray H. Capt HQ KIA
6th September 1944 Brown Quince L. Maj 84th KIA
9th September 1944 Moore Kenneth L. 2 Lt 82nd KIA
10th September 1944 Clark Lawton 2 Lt 84th KIA
10th September 1944 Lacy William O. 2 Lt 82nd KIA
10th September 1944 Parmelee Charles E. 2 Lt 84th KIA
18th September 1944 Wood Eugene W. 2 Lt 84th KIA
23rd September 1944 Hartley Dunstan D. 2 Lt 83rd KIA
1st October 1944 Belt Dwight G. 2 Lt 84th KIFA
7th October 1944 Smith Robert D. 2 Lt 84th KIA
9th November 1944 Jacobson Alan R. 2 Lt 83rd KIA
9th November 1944 Kelly William G. 1 Lt 84th KIFA
26th November 1944 Eggleston Troy L. 2 Lt 82nd KIA
6th January 1945 Weston Gordon L. F/O 82nd KIA
13th January 1945 Elin Herbert W. 1 Lt 84th KIFA
17th January 1945 Boner Gerald F. 2 Lt 83rd KIA
20th January 1945 Bradley William E. F/O 83rd KIFA
20th February 1945 Brendle Merle V. 1 Lt 84th KIA
20th February 1945 Lyle Charles L. Capt 84th KIA
22nd February 1945 Coss Wilbur J. Capt 82nd KIA
24th February 1945 Bibeau Lucian J. 1 Lt 82nd KIA
24th February 1945 Eadline Lloyd L. 2 Lt 83rd KIA
24th February 1945 Musgrave Louis R. 1 Lt 84th KIA
26th February 1945 O'Brien Charles R. F/O 83rd KIA
1st March 1945 Boehner Ernest J. 1 Lt 82nd KIA
1st March 1945 Higgins Roy D. 1 Lt 84th KIA
1st March 1945 Townsend William D. 1 Lt 84th KIA
4th March 1945 Hereford Louis R. 2 Lt 84th KIA
5th March 1945 Platt Robert K. 2 Lt 82nd KIFA
7th March 1945 Bath Donald A. 2 Lt   KIFA
11th March 1945 Hodge Jack D. 1 Lt 83rd KIA
19th March 1945 Bolen James A. 2 Lt 84th KIA
19th March 1945 Bush Ralph L. 2 Lt 83rd KIA
31st March 1945 Ostrander Paul S. 1 Lt 84th KIA
10th April 1945 Stinson Herbert A. 1 Lt 82nd KIA
16th April 1945 Croy Manford O. Capt 82nd KIA
16th April 1945 Holmes Robert B. Capt 82nd KIA
21st April 1945 Ledington Dorian Capt 84th KIA
1st April 1945 Sole John R. 2 Lt 84th KIA
21st April 1945 Marshall Leonard P. Lt Col HQ KIA
25th April 1945 Carroll Edward J. 2 Lt 82nd KIA

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