Tribute to My Grandfather - Frederic N. Hernandez







10th Air Force / 7th Bombardment Group / 492nd Bombardment Squadron

SSgt. Mendel E, Eagle, 38147103, Aerial Gunner

Enlisted: 20 Mar 42    Separated: 3 Oct 45


Sgt. Rodney Eastin, 15099706, Engineering & Maintenance

Enlisted: 26 Feb 42    Separated: 15 Oct 45


Sgt. Harry A. Easton, Jr., 19106911, Ground Crew


Sgt. Dallas D. Ebelsheiser, 37675320, Armorer Gunner - Murrell Crew

Enlisted: 17 Jul 43    Separated: 21 Nov 45


PFC Kenneth E. Eckert, 32319177, Enlisted: 20 Apr 42


TSgt. Robert W. Egnor, 0-6905199, Flight Engineer - Henning Crew

Enlisted: 22 Jan 40    Air Medal


Sgt. Carl W. Eickhorst, 36650569, Aerial Gunner - Mead Crew

Killed In Action: 21 Nov 44 - Shot Down

Sgt. Eickhorst was a gunner on B-24J #44-40811, assigned to the 10th Air Force,
7th Bombardment Group, 492rd Bombardment Squadron. They were part of a twelve
plane formation that departed Madhaiganj, India to knock out the Geang Luang
bridge in Burma. Right after bombing the target from about 300 feet the plane
was hit by anti-aircraft fire on the left wing, which caught fire. The plane drifted
to the left, lost altitude and crashed 25 miles southwest of Bhre, Thailand.
All aboard were killed.


Sgt. Clifford N. Ekstrom, 31409423, Aerial Gunner - Krogh Crew

Enlisted: 19 Jan 44    Separated: 18 Dec 45

Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster


1Lt. Clarence W. Ellis, Jr., Finance Officer

Joined 492nd: 22 Sep 44


1Lt. Angelo F. Elmo, O-696841, B-24 Pilot

Enlisted: 15 Dec 42    Separated: 26 Oct 45

Reported to 492nd: 11 Jul 44


Pvt. Joseph H. Elsbernd, Engineering & Maintenance


2Lt. Harold J. "John" Elsey, O-713010, Navigator - Ray Mitchell Crew

Enlisted: 2 Jul 42    Joined 492nd: 15 Jul 44

57 Combat Missions   427 Combat Hours

Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster


SSgt. Owen W. Embry, 38468301, Engineering & Maintenance

Enlisted: 13 Aug 42    Separated: 28 Aug 45


Sgt. John T. Enggas, 17125440, Radio Operator - McKee Crew

Enlisted: 17 Oct 42

Distinguished Flying Cross    Air Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters


1Lt. Leonard T. Englehart, Jr., O-889476, Bombardier - Fritsche Crew

Enlisted: 24 Oct 42   Joined 492nd: 15 Aug 44   Separated: 30 Oct 45

Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster


TSgt. Virgil C. Esteppe, 33632053, Flight Engineer

Enlisted: 2 May 42   Joined 492nd: 4 Jul 44   Separated: 26 Oct 45

Air Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters


2Lt. Harold E. Ester, O-170577, B-24 Pilot

Enlisted: 7 Nov 41   Joined 492nd: December 1944   Separated: 8 Jul 48



7th BG Personnel

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