Tribute to My Grandfather - Frederic N. Hernandez







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

PFC Frank B. Taylor, Jr., 18007138, Flight Engineer - Rosengren Crew

Enlisted: 26 Oct 40    Killed, Non-Battle: 2 Aug 45

PFC Taylor was a crewman on B-24J #44-41222, nicknamed 'Lovable Lorena', assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 492nd Bombardment Squadron. On July 28 1945, they were making a night flight to carry a cargo of fuel over the Himalayas to China when they crashed on takeoff from Tezpur air base in India. Taylor died five days later, the rest of the crew died in the crash.

TSgt. Murray E. Taylor, Sr., 34290063

Enlisted: 1 Apr 42   Separated: 19 Sep 45   Good Conduct Medal


1Lt. Raymond J. Thomasset, O-730828, Bombardier - Henning Crew

Enlisted: 10 Mar 42   Distinguished Flying Cross   Air Medal


SSgt. Peter E. Thorsen, 11111440, Ball Turret Gunner - Dean Crew

Enlisted: 12 Nov 42   Joined 492nd: 18 Feb 44   Returned to ZI: 24< Dec 44


SSgt. Atwood R. Timmons, 32754775, Flight Engineer - Kemper Crew

Enlisted: 19 Mar 43    Separated: 26 Oct 45

Distinguished Flying Cross    Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster


2Lt. Joseph A. Tockstein, O-782657, Navigator - Rosengren Crew

Enlisted: 8 Dec 42    Killed, Non-Battle: 2 Aug 45

Tockstein was a crewman on B-24J #44-41222, nicknamed 'Lovable Lorena', assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 492nd Bombardment Squadron. They were making a night flight to carry a cargo of fuel over the Himalayas to China when they crashed on takeoff from Tezpur air base in India. All aboard were killed.

TSgt. Howard H. Townsend, 36336252, Flight Engineer - T. Smith Crew

Enlisted 6 May 42   Distinguished Flying Cross   Air Medal


F/O Neil R. Traylor, T-135016, Navigator - E. Williams Crew

Enlisted: 2 Dec 42    Killed In Action: 8 May 45

Air Medal

Flight Officer Traylor served with the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 492nd Bombardment Squadron. He was the navigator on B-24J #4237246, nicknamed 'Snafu', which crashed on takeoff from Madhaiganj air base in India. All aboard were killed.

SSgt. Robert C. Triesler, Jr., 33558700, Aerial Gunner - Davis Crew

Enlisted: 20 Feb 43    Joined 492nd: 6 Jul 44

Distinguished Flying Cross    Air Medal


SSgt. Francis J. Trotter, Jr., 33599917, Aerial Gunner - Dean Crew


Enlisted: 12 Apr 43    Separated: 30 Oct 45

Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster


Russell J. Trowbridge, 32237463, Medic

Enlisted: 14 Feb 42   Joined: 492nd: February 1944   Separated: 10 Oct 45

Good Conduct Medal


SSgt. Harold M. Tucker, 35350860, Aerial Gunner - Berry Crew

Enlisted: 4 Apr 42   Joined 492nd: 20 Feb 44   Separated: 9 Jul 45

Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster


TSgt. William W. "Moose" Tutor, 14185510, Flight Engineer - Smith Crew

Enlisted: 5 Dec 42    Joined 492nd: 1 Feb 44   Good Conduct Medal


7th BG Personnel

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