71st SOS Flight Crew Roster - 15 March, 1969
NHA = Nha Trang AB
PHA = Phan Rang AB
TSN = Tan Son Nhut AB

Names in Bold type indicate Reservists

Position 

Crew #1 (TSN)

 Crew #2 (TSN)

 Crew #3 (TSN)

Pilot

LtCol.
 Beyl, Donald F.

Major
 Cougill, Thomas H.

LtCol.
 Petty, Sid E.

Copilot

Capt.
 Bell, Darwin A.

Major
 Maxwell, Paul R.

Capt.
 Schaltenbrand, E.

Navigator

Capt.
 Joyce, Wm. R. Jr.

Capt.
 Davis, James E.

Capt.
 Baker, William

Navigator

Capt.
 Busse, Robert C.

Capt.
 McGary, John M.

Capt.
 Hamilton, Bill

Flight Engr.

SSgt.
 Thomas, Mailen G.

SSgt.
 Dye, Bart H.

SSgt.
 Fleenor, Melvin J.

Ilum. Oper.

A1c
 Jones, Gale L.

Sgt.
 Branscomb, Robt.

Sgt.
 Burgan, Dale H.

Aerial Gunner

Sgt.
 Leslie,

SSgt.
 Newbold, Claude T.

Sgt.
 White, Ben J.

Aerial Gunner

SSgt.
 Slater, William E.

Sgt.
 Steffensmeier, Russel E.

Sgt.
 Harwell, Glenn R.
 

 Crew #4 (TSN)

 Crew #5 (NHA)

 Crew #6 (TSN)

Pilot

Major
 Tippy, Gene R.

Major
 McPherson, Ben R.

LtCol.
 Campbell, Burl G.

Copilot

Capt.
 Mangin, Howard

Capt.
 Evens, Marvin A.

Capt.
 Parish, John I.

Navigator

Major
 Uland, Daniel A.

Capt.
 Aiken, Gerald G.

LtCol.
 Kirke, James H.

Navigator

Major
 Feather, Byron D.

Major
 Minett, Wallace H.

Major
 Crawford, Harold

Flight Engr.

TSgt.
 Loveless, Herb R.

SSgt.
 Edington, Ronald

MSgt.
 Wheeler, Ronald E.

Ilum. Oper.

TSgt.
 Lawburgh, Chas.

SSgt.
 Roe, John M.

SSgt.
 Johnson, Robert C.

Aerial Gunner

Sgt.
 Covay, James R.

SSgt.
 Cook, Michael A.

Sgt.
 Baum, Robert B.

Aerial Gunner

Sgt.
 Smith, Jeffrey M.

SSgt.
 Hamm, Walter

Sgt.
 Boyd, James R.
 

 Crew #7 (PHA)

 Crew #8 (NHA)

 Crew #9 (PHA)

Pilot

LtCol.
 Long, William E.

Major
 Reid, Norman D.

LtCol.
 Scott, Earl W.

Copilot

LtCol.
 Boonstra, Mat A.

Major
 Hoehn, Vernon L.

Major
 Allen, Robert J.

Navigator

LtCol. 
 Woolard, William H.

Capt.
 Akers, Brian L.

Major
 Beaty, Robert N.

Navigator

Capt.
 Kiely, Michael R.

Major
 Halsey, Jack L.

Capt.
 Klobucar, Frank E.

Flight Engr.

SSgt.
 Hupp, Richard L.

SSgt.
 Olmstead, Paul L.

MSgt.
 Stickles, Owen D.

Ilum. Oper.

SSgt.
 Swallom, Leonard

TSgt.
 Bond, Jim R.

SSgt.
 Dragoo, George E.

Aerial Gunner

SSgt.
 Williams, Richard

Sgt.
 Temoney, John

Sgt.
 Stephens, Roger R.

Aerial Gunner

Sgt.
 Tringale, James

Sgt.
 Sturm, John H.

Sgt.
 Thomas, Jerold E.
 

 Crew #10 (TSN)

 Crew #11 (PHA)

 Crew #12 (NHA)

Pilot

LtCol.
 Mulgrew, Robert S.

LtCol.
 Mickelson, Robert C.

LtCol.
 Horrell, William L.

Copilot

Major
 Berchelmann, Stephen E.

Major
 Millhaem, Robert N.

Major
 Harrell, Ralph V.

Navigator

Major
 Stevens, Tommy D.

Capt.
 Hayes, Melvin B.

LtCol.
 Pacer, Vincent J.

Navigator

Capt.
 Hall, Mortimer J.

1stLt.
 Dawson, William C.

Major
 Weisell, Robert L.

Flight Engr.

MSgt.
 Weber, Clarence B.

SSgt.
 Penrose, Ronald

SSgt.
 Wyatt, Donald L.

Ilum. Oper.

A1c
 Pall, Kenneth

MSgt.
 Xanders, Robert L.

SSgt.
 Lowe, D. Harley

Aerial Gunner

A1c
 Farrell, James L.

SSgt.
 Roberts, Keith D.

Sgt.
 Hayes, Neal

Aerial Gunner

A1c
 Psalmonds, Joseph B.

Sgt.
 Dunn, Wade

Sgt.
 Brown, Neil
 

 Crew #13 (PHA)

 Crew #14 (TSN)

 Crew #15 (PHA)

Pilot

Major
 Knapic, Bernie

Major
 Vandyke, George R.

LtCol.
 Conley, Robert L.

Copilot

Major
 Morris, Wm H.

Capt.
 Voester, Erich M.

Major
 Rhodes, Richard E.

Navigator

Major
 Mollo, Robert B.

Capt.
 Frease, Edward D.

Major
 Ubinger, William H.

Navigator

Major
 Sue, Gene C.

Capt.
 Wolff, Jack L.

1stLt.
 Easty, Kent M.

Flight Engr.

TSgt.
 Hobbs, Lloyd, I.

SSgt.
 Fort, P. C.

SSgt.
 Werner, Paul A.

Ilum. Oper.

A1c
 Coleman, Thomas

TSgt.
 Goode, Robert F.

MSgt.
 Henderson, Darrell

Aerial Gunner

SSgt.
 Martin, Norman B.

TSgt.
 Jackson, LeRoy Jr.

Sgt.
 Brooks, Joe M.

Aerial Gunner

A1c
 Perkins, Thomas

SSgt.
 Dalzell, Charles S.

Sgt.
 Scholl, Norm
 

 Crew #16 (PHA)

Crew #17 (PHA)

Crew #18 (NHA)

Pilot

Major
 Morgan, Richard E.

Major
 Horak, Donald R.

LtCol.
 Lewis, John W.

Copilot

Capt.
 Casey, William R.

Major
 O'Brien, William R.

Major
 Tucker, Edmon C.

Navigator

Capt.
 Basten, Leo M. Jr.

Major
 Taliaferro, William

Capt.
 Withuhn, William L.

Navigator

Capt.
 Cherenzia, Paul T.

Capt.
 Martin, John L.

Capt.
 Scanlan, Wm J.

Flight Engr.

SSgt.
 Riley, Squire

SSgt.
 Young, Henry J.

SSgt.
 Westendorf, Bernie

Ilum. Oper.

Sgt.
 Brogan, Donald E.

SSgt.
 Behrend, Wm F.

SSgt.
 Bender, Philip E.

Aerial Gunner

Sgt.
 Terral, Gregory L.

TSgt.
 Harman, Thomas

TSgt.
 Hedge, Clayton C.

Aerial Gunner

A1c
 Mattison, James E.

Sgt.
 Wing, Paul S.

SSgt.
 Meyers, Walter A.
 

 Crew #19 (PHA)

Crew #20 (NHA)

Crew #21 (PHA)

Pilot

Major
 Rupe, Roxy R. Jr.

Major
 Heuss, Herman A.

Major
 Blake, Charles E.

Copilot

Capt.
 Rudkin, Richard

Major
 Dague, Joseph W.

Capt.
 Callaghan, William S.

Navigator

Major
 Schmucker, Franz  LtCol.  Chaleff, Boris

Capt.
 Walters, Ronald J.

Navigator

Capt.
 Federico, Douglas

Capt.
 Harwood, Fred W.

Capt.
 McManus, Larry

Flight Engr.

SSgt.
 McDaniel, Earl

SSgt.
 Eckstein, Rob't L.

SSgt.
 Turner, Michael P.

Ilum. Oper.

SSgt.
 Hodson, Jackie D.  MSgt.  McDaniel, Clarence

A1c
 Langley, Hugh M.

Aerial Gunner

TSgt.
 Connor, Kenneth E.  MSgt.  McGinnis, Jackie G.

SSgt.
 Doherty, Edweard P.

Aerial Gunner

Sgt.
 Schwartz, Edward E. SSgt.  Ragsdale, Jack R.

SSgt.
 Poulen, Daniel C.
 

 Crew #22 (NHA)

Crew #23 (NHA)

Crew #24 (NHA)

Pilot

LtCol.
 Sobieski, Thomas J.

Major
 Morgan, Jack

LtCol.
 Miller, Loman E.

Copilot

Major
 Pollock, George W.

Major
 Ray, Maurice

Major
 Sherrill, Clyde

Navigator

Major
 Rice, Jerome J.

Capt.
 Brauer, James A.

Major
 Nichols, Spencer L.

Navigator

Capt.
 Peterson, William R.

Capt.
 Wood, Thomas W.

Capt.
 Jobe, Richard L.

Flight Engr.

TSgt.
 Thomas, Byron K.

MSgt.
 Byler, Buddy R.

SSgt.
 Strubbe, John W.

Ilum. Oper.

A1c
 Rios, Daniel P.

A1c
 Wojcik, Robert J.

A1c
 Stegall, Larry J.

Aerial Gunner

TSgt.
 Highley, Richard A.

SSgt.
 Reynolds, Alvin

TSgt.
 Hall, James M.

Aerial Gunner

SSgt.
 Clements, David R.

Sgt.
 Welch, William A.

Sgt.
 French, Dennis E.
 

Crew #25 (NHA)

Unassigned Crew Members

Pilot

LtCol.
 Knie, Richard E.

Pilot
 Pyle, James E. (LtCol)

F/E
 Dillon, Roland D. (SSgt)

Copilot

Major
 Peterson, Tommy C.

Pilot
 Johnson, Warren L. (LtCol)

F/E
 McNeeley, Wm. V. (SSgt)

Navigator

Major
 Emma, Frank J.

Pilot
 Rostkowski, Frank J. (LtCol)

F/E
 Short, James C. (SSgt)

Navigator

Capt.
 Scott, William R. Jr.

Pilot
 Zumhingst, Herbert (Maj)

I/O
 Masterson, Robt. L (SSgt)

Flight Engr.

SSgt.
 Andreen, Albert

Pilot
 Buckley, Paul J. (LtCol)

I/O
 Somerville, Don R. (SSgt)

Ilum. Oper.
A1c  Hall, Stephen T.

Nav.
 Cox, Vaiden Q. (Maj)

AG
 Hopkins, Lloyd B. (SSgt)

Aerial Gunner

MSgt.
 Vadovich, Rudolph L.

Nav.
 Derascavage, Joseph (Maj)

AG
 Roper, Sterling A. (Sgt)

Aerial Gunner

Sgt.
 Whitney, Jackie

Nav.
 Jones, Kyle E. (Maj)

AG
 Taylor, Alphonso (MSgt)
     

Nav.
 Oberg, Duane C. (Maj)

AG
 Evans, Paul E. (SSgt)
     

Nav.
 Akers, Brian L. (Capt)

AG
 Callen, Peter T. (Sgt)
     

Nav.
 Reid, James E. (1Lt)

AG
 Stewart, John J. (SSgt)

 

Development of the Fixed Wing Gunships | AC-119G Successor units of the 71st SOS

Selection and Activation Chronology of the 71st  | Detailed Activation Description, by Col. James E. Pyle

Development of the "Shadow" Graphic, by Phil Bender | Development of the "Shadow" Calling Card by Al Reynolds

Lineage of the 71st | Flight Crew Roster, Mar 1969 | 71st SOS Mission in Review

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