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HONORING THOSE WHO HAVE GIVEN SERVICE
to the 303rd BOMB GROUP ASSOCIATION

Our Key to Success Lies in the Quality of our Membership and the Dedication of our Leadership

 Final 303rd BGA Leadership  303rd BGA President's Biographies

2007 Washington DC
303rd BGA "Grande Finale" Reunion
Reunion 24 - September 20-23, 2007 - Sheraton National Hotel, Arlington, VA


Past Presidents of the 303rdBGA participate in retiring the gavel. (L-R) Jack Rencher, Bill Eisenhart,
Bill Roche, Walt Ferrari, Carl DuBose, Dick Johnson, Eddie Deerfield, Bill Cox, Bill McLeod

The 303rd BGA President's Gavel was retired at the Closing Banquet on 23 September 2007. It has been added to the 303rd BGA Archives at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum in Pooler, Georgia.

No elections were held. The 2006 Elected and Appointed Officers remained in office until the final dissolution of the Association in December of 2007.

Elected Officers - Executive Committee

Executive Award Presented to Bill Cox, President and Jean Cox, Treasurer

  • President: William H. Cox
  • Vice President: Edward W. Gardner, Jr.
  • Secretary: Harold "Red" Timm
  • Treasurer: Jean C. Cox
  • Acting Past Presidents Chairman: Albert Dussliere
  • Hell's Angels Newsletter Editor: Eddie Deerfield
  • Director of Internet Operations: Gary L. Moncur
Elected Officers - Board of Directors
  • 358th Squadron Representative: Van White
  • 358th Squadron Alternate: Rufus W. Grisham
  • 359th Squadron Representative: Donald W. Stoulil
  • 359th Squadron Alternate: Don Geng
  • 360th Squadron Representative: Lee Faulkner
  • 360th Squadron Alternate: Richard "Spider" Smith
  • 427th Squadron Representative: Al Oswald
  • 427th Squadron Alternate: Dick Johnson
  • Headquarters and Support Representative: Dale E. Ragel
  • Widow, Family and Associate Member Representative: Charlie Sykes
  • Widow, Family and Associate Member Alternate: Lance Stoner
Appointed Committee Chairmen
  • Group Advisor: Lewis E. "Lew" Lyle
  • PX Administrators: Charlie and Vicki Sykes
  • Reunion Manager/Coordinator: Eddie Deerfield
  • By-Laws Chairman: Fred E. Reichel
  • Chaplain - Catholic: Bishop Rene H. Gracida
Awards Presented at Washington DC

303rd BGA Executive Award
Presented to Bill Cox and Jean Cox

Presidents Award of Excellence- For Outstanding Dedication and
Service to the 303rd Bomb Group (H) Association
Presented to:
  • Harry D. Gobrecht
  • Eddie Deerfield
  • Gary L. Moncur
  • Charlie and Vicki Sykes


2006 San Antonio, Texas
Reunion 23 - September 12-16, 2006 - Menger Hotel


Red Timm, Al Dussliere, Gary Moncur, Ed Gardner, Eddie Deerfield, Bill Cox, Jean Cox

Elected Officers - Executive Committee
(Election: 16 September 2006)

President Bill Cox

  • President: William H. Cox
  • Vice President: Edward W. Gardner, Jr.
  • Secretary: Harold "Red" Timm
  • Treasurer: Jean C. Cox
  • Acting Past Presidents Chairman: Albert Dussliere
  • Hell's Angels Newsletter Editor: Eddie Deerfield
  • Director of Internet Operations: Gary L. Moncur
Elected Officers - Board of Directors
  • 358th Squadron Representative: Van White
  • 358th Squadron Alternate: Rufus W. Grisham
  • 359th Squadron Representative: Donald W. Stoulil
  • 359th Squadron Alternate: Don Geng
  • 360th Squadron Representative: Lee Faulkner
  • 360th Squadron Alternate: Richard "Spider" Smith
  • 427th Squadron Representative: Al Oswald
  • 427th Squadron Alternate: Dick Johnson
  • Headquarters and Support Representative: Dale E. Ragel
  • Widow, Family and Associate Member Representative: Charlie Sykes
  • Widow, Family and Associate Member Alternate: Lance Stoner
Appointed Committee Chairmen
  • Group Advisor: Lewis E. "Lew" Lyle
  • PX Administrators: Charlie and Vicki Sykes
  • Reunion Manager/Coordinator: Eddie Deerfield
  • By-Laws Chairman: Fred E. Reichel
  • Chaplain - Catholic: Bishop Rene H. Gracida
Awards Presented at San Antonio

303rd BGA Honorary Membership
Presented to Senator John Cornyn, son of 303rd BG Copilot 2Lt T. John "Tex" Cornyn.


2005 Dayton, Ohio
Reunion 22 - August 23-27, 2005 - Crowne Plaza Hotel


Red Timm, Al Dussliere, Gary Moncur, Bill Cox, Eddie Deerfield, Jean Cox

Elected Officers - Executive Committee
(Election: 27 August 2005)

President Bill Cox

  • President: William H. Cox
  • Vice President: Edward W. Gardner, Jr.
  • Secretary: Harold "Red" Timm
  • Treasurer: Jean C. Cox
  • Acting Past Presidents Chairman: Albert Dussliere
  • Hell's Angels Newsletter Editor: Eddie Deerfield
  • Director of Internet Operations: Gary L. Moncur
Elected Officers - Board of Directors
  • 358th Squadron Representative: Van White
  • 358th Squadron Alternate: Rufus W. Grisham
  • 359th Squadron Representative: Donald W. Stoulil
  • 359th Squadron Alternate: Don Geng
  • 360th Squadron Representative: Lee Faulkner
  • 360th Squadron Alternate: Red Timm
  • 427th Squadron Representative: Fred E. Reichel
  • 427th Squadron Alternate: Al Oswald
  • Headquarters and Support Representative: Dale E. Ragel
  • Widow, Family and Associate Member Representative: Lance Stoner
  • Widow, Family and Associate Member Alternate: Kathy Johnson
Appointed Committee Chairmen
  • Group Advisor: Lewis E. "Lew" Lyle
  • PX Administrators: Charlie and Vicki Sykes
  • Reunion Manager/Coordinator: Eddie Deerfield
  • By-Laws Chairman: Fred E. Reichel
  • World War II Awards Chairman: William H. Cox
  • Chaplain - Protestant: Rev. Warren L. Hedrick
  • Chaplain - Protestant: Dr. Robert L. Johnson
  • Chaplain - Catholic: Bishop Rene H. Gracida
Awards Presented at Dayton

Might in Flight Award - Honoring the 303rd veterans who spent two years (1987-1989) copying the 364 mission reports of the 303rd BG Combat Missions from the National Archives. Also honoring the men who preserved the records and provided copies to members. The plaque is displayed at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum in Pooler, Georgia.

Those honored were:

Might in Flight Award - Al Dussliere, Dick Johnson
  • Ralph B. Adams
  • Casmir M. Bielski
  • William F. Dohm
  • James F. Donnelly
  • Robert J. Evans
  • Richard R. Johnson
  • Elroy C. "Al" Lehmann
  • Lewis E. Lyle
  • Gerson I. "Gus" Nadell
  • John Sanda
  • George V. Stallings, Jr.
  • Loy E. Tingley

  • Dave and June Matthews
  • Jack P. Rencher


2004 Savannah, Georgia
Reunion 21 - August 26-30, 2004 - Hyatt Regency Hotel


Bill Cox, Al Dussliere, Dick Bowler
Elected Officers - Executive Committee
(Election: 26 August 2004)
  • President: Richard Bowler, Jr.
  • Acting President: Albert L. Dussliere
  • Vice President Administration: Kenneth Clarke
  • Vice President Reunions: Walter J. Ferrari
  • Secretary: Harold "Red" Timm
  • Treasurer: William H. Cox
  • Past Presidents Chairman: Albert L. Dussliere
  • Hell's Angels Newsletter Editor: Eddie Deerfield
Elected Officers - Board of Directors
  • 358th Squadron Representative: Van White
  • 358th Squadron Alternate: Rufus W. Grisham, Jr.
  • 359th Squadron Representative: John Ford
  • 359th Squadron Alternate: Donald W. Stoulil
  • 360th Squadron Representative: Lee Faulkner
  • 360th Squadron Alternate: Richard L. "Spider" Smith
  • 427th Squadron Representative: Edward W. Gardner, Jr.
  • 427th Squadron Alternate: Fred E. Reichel
  • HQ and 444th Sub Depot Representative: Henry G. Johansen
  • HQ and 444th Sub Depot Alternate: Maurice J. Paulk
  • Widow Members Representative: Joanna M. Tressler
  • Family and Associate Member Representative: Lance Stoner

Betty and Lew Lyle
Appointed Committee Chairmen
  • Group Advisor: Lewis E. "Lew" Lyle
  • Membership and Roster: Dennis S. Smith
  • PX Administrators: Charlie and Vicki Sykes
  • By-Laws Chairman: Fred E. Reichel
  • Historian: Harold A. Susskind
  • Director of Internet Operations: Gary L. Moncur
  • World War II Awards Chairman: William H. Cox
  • Auditor: Mrs. Francis Vogel
  • United Kingdom Representatives: Robin & Sue Beeby
  • Chaplain - Protestant: Rev. Warren L. Hedrick
  • Chaplain - Protestant: Dr. Robert L. Johnson
  • Chaplain - Catholic: Bishop Rene H. Gracida

Awards Presented at Savannah
  • Harry D. Gobrecht - Historian Emeritus
  • Harold A. Susskind - Hell's Angels Newsletter Editor Emeritus
  • William M. Beasley - Hospitality Room Service
  • Lance Stoner - Family and Friends Representative (1998-2004)
  • Dr. Robert L. Johnson - 303rdBGA Chaplain (1998-2004)


2003 Portland, Oregon
Reunion 20 - August 7-11, 2003 - Doubletree Columbia River Hotel


Board of Directors Meeting

Elected Officers - Executive Committee
(Election: 8 August 2003)
  • President: Albert L. Dussliere
  • Vice President Administration: Richard Bowler, Jr.
  • Vice President Reunions: Kathy Johnson
  • Secretary: Kenneth Clarke
  • Treasurer: William H. Cox
  • Past Presidents Chairman: Walter J. Ferrari
  • Hell's Angels Newsletter Editor: Eddie Deerfield

Eddie Deerfield, Al Dussliere, Bill Cox, Dick Bowler

Elected Officers - Board of Directors
  • 358th Squadron Representative: Van White
  • 359th Squadron Representative: John Ford
  • 359th Squadron Alternate: Donald W. Stoulil
  • 360th Squadron Representative: Richard L. "Spider" Smith

    Service Recognition Monument
    Panel 4
  • 427th Squadron Representative: Edward W. Gardner, Jr.
  • 427th Squadron Alternate: Fred E. Reichel
  • HQ and 444th Sub Depot Representative: Henry G. Johansen
  • HQ and 444th Sub Depot Alternate: Maurice J. Paulk
  • Widow Members Representative: Joanna M. Tressler
  • Family and Associate Member Representative: Lance Stoner
Appointed Committee Chairmen
  • Group Advisor: Lewis E. "Lew" Lyle
  • Membership and Roster: Dennis S. Smith
  • PX Administrators: Charlie and Vicki Sykes
  • By-Laws Chairman: William S. McLeod Jr.
  • Historian: Harold A. Susskind
  • Director of Internet Operations: Gary L. Moncur
  • World War II Awards Chairman: William H. Cox
  • United Kingdom Representatives: Robin & Sue Beeby
  • Chaplain - Protestant: Rev. Everett A. Dasher
  • Chaplain - Protestant: Rev. Warren L. Hedrick
  • Chaplain - Protestant: Dr. Robert L. Johnson
  • Chaplain - Catholic: Bishop Rene H. Gracida

Dennis and Marriane Smith, Charlie and Vicki Sykes, Kathy Johnson and Walt Mayer

Awards Presented at Portland
  • Walter J. Mayer - Might in Flight Award
  • Kathy Johnson - Might in Flight Award
  • Dennis S. Smith - Might in Flight Award
  • Charlie and Vicki Sykes - Might in Flight Award


2002 Branson, Missouri
Reunion 19 - October 3-8, 2002 - Guest House Inn & Suites


Walt Ferrari and Eddie Deerfield
Elected Officers - Executive Committee
(Election: 7 October 2002)
  • President: Walter J. Ferrari
  • Vice President Administration: Albert L. Dussliere
  • Vice President Reunions: Walter J. Mayer
  • Secretary: Richard Bowler, Jr.
  • Treasurer: William J. Roche
  • Past Presidents Chairman: Jack P. Rencher
  • Hell's Angels Newsletter Editor: Eddie Deerfield
Elected Officers - Board of Directors
  • 358th Squadron Representative: Van White
  • 358th Squadron Alternate: Kenneth Clarke
  • 359th Squadron Representative: Harold A. Susskind
  • 359th Squadron Alternate: Roger K. Bates
  • 360th Squadron Representative: Edgar C. Miller

    Service Recognition Monument
    Panel 3
  • 360th Squadron Alternate: John A. Coyne
  • 427th Squadron Representative: Edward W. Gardner, Jr.
  • 427th Squadron Alternate: Fred E. Reichel
  • HQ and 444th Sub Depot Representative: Louis Mel Schulstad
  • HQ and 444th Sub Depot Alternate: Henry G. Johansen
  • Widow Members Representative: Joanna M. Tressler
  • Family and Associate Member Representative: Lance Stoner
Appointed Committee Chairmen
  • Group Advisor: Lewis E. "Lew" Lyle
  • Membership and Roster: Dennis S. Smith
  • PX Administrators: Charlie and Vicki Sykes
  • By-Laws Chairman: William S. McLeod Jr.
  • Historian: Harry D. Gobrecht
  • 8th AF Museum Liaison: Harry D. Gobrecht
  • Webmaster: Gary L. Moncur
  • Ways and Means: Edgar C. Miller
  • Lost Comrade Search: Edgar C. Miller
  • World War II Awards Chairman: William H. Cox
  • United Kingdom Representatives: Robin & Sue Beeby
  • Chaplain - Protestant: Rev. Everett A. Dasher
  • Chaplain - Protestant: Rev. Warren L. Hedrick
  • Chaplain - Protestant: Dr. Robert L. Johnson
  • Chaplain - Catholic: Bishop Rene H. Gracida

Barbara and Harry Gobrecht, John Ford, Gary and Susan Moncur

Awards Presented at Branson
  • Walter J. Ferrari - Might in Flight Award
  • John W. Ford - Might in Flight Award
  • Jack P. Rencher - Might in Flight Award
  • James B. Taylor - Might in Flight Award
  • Gary L. Moncur - Presidential Heritage Award
  • Eddie Deerfield - Presidential Heritage Award
  • Edgar C. Miller - Presidential Heritage Award
  • Harry D. Gobrecht - Presidential Heritage Award


2001 Baltimore, Maryland
Reunion 18 - September 5-9, 2001 - BWI Marriott Hotel


Board of Directors Meeting


President Jack P. Rencher
Elected Officers - Executive Committee
(Election: 7 September 2001)
  • President: Jack P. Rencher
  • Vice President Administration: Walter J. Ferrari
  • Vice President Reunions: John Ford
  • Secretary: Albert L. Dussliere.
  • Treasurer: William J. Roche
  • Past Presidents Chairman: Richard R. Johnson
  • Hell's Angels Newsletter Editor: Eddie Deerfield
Elected Officers - Board of Directors
  • 358th Squadron Representative: Kenneth Clarke
  • 358th Squadron Alternate: Van White
  • 359th Squadron Representative: Harold A. Susskind
  • 359th Squadron Alternate: Roger K. Bates
  • 360th Squadron Representative: Edgar C. Miller
  • 360th Squadron Alternate: Howard J. Frohman
  • 427th Squadron Representative: Fred E. Reichel
  • 427th Squadron Alternate: Edward W. Gardner, Jr.
  • HQ and 444th Sub Depot Representative: Louis Mel Schulstad
  • HQ and 444th Sub Depot Alternate: Henry G. Johansen
  • Widow Members Representative: Joanna M. Tressler
  • Family and Associate Member Representative: Lance Stoner
Appointed Committee Chairmen
  • Group Advisor: Lewis E. "Lew" Lyle
  • Membership and Roster: Dennis S. Smith
  • PX Administrators: Charlie and Vicki Sykes
  • By-Laws Chairman: William S. McLeod Jr.
  • Historian: Harry D. Gobrecht
  • 8th AF Museum Liaison: Harry D. Gobrecht
  • Webmaster: Gary L. Moncur
  • Ways and Means: Edgar C. Miller
  • Lost Comrade Search: Edgar C. Miller
  • Audit Committee: Frank C. DeCicco, Jr.
  • United Kingdom Representatives: Robin & Sue Beeby
  • RAF Molesworth Representative: Bruce Henninger
  • Chaplain - Protestant: Rev. Everett A. Dasher
  • Chaplain - Protestant: Rev. Warren L. Hedrick
  • Chaplain - Protestant: Dr. Robert L. Johnson
  • Chaplain - Catholic: Bishop Rene H. Gracida

Frank DeCicco, Bill McLeod, Dick Johnson


Al Dussliere
Awards Presented at Baltimore
  • Frank C. DeCicco, Jr. - Might in Flight Award
  • Albert L. Dussliere - Might in Flight Award
  • William S. McLeod, Jr. - Might in Flight Award
  • Richard R. Johnson - Might in Flight Award










2000 San Diego, California
Reunion 17 - September 25-29, 2000 - Hanalei Hotel


Dick Johnson, Bill Roche, Frank DeCicco, Eddie Deerfield
Jack Rencher, Al Dussliere, Walter Ferrari

Elected Officers - Executive Committee
(Election: 28 September 2000)
  • President: Richard R. Johnson
  • Vice President Administration: Frank C. DeCicco
  • Vice President Reunions: Walter J. Ferrari
  • Secretary: Albert L. Dussliere.
  • Treasurer: Jack P. Rencher
  • Past Presidents Chairman: William J. Roche
  • Hell's Angels Newsletter Editor: Eddie Deerfield

Van and Lore White
Elected Officers - Board of Directors
  • 358th Squadron Representative: William H. Simpkins
  • 358th Squadron Alternate: Van White
  • 359th Squadron Representative: Harold A. Susskind
  • 359th Squadron Alternate: Coleman Sanders
  • 360th Squadron Representative: Richard "Spider" Smith
  • 360th Squadron Alternate: William Eason
  • 427th Squadron Representative: Fred E. Reichel
  • 427th Squadron Alternate: Albert L. Dussliere
  • HQ and 444th Sub Depot Representative: Henry G. Johansen
  • HQ and 444th Sub Depot Alternate: Maurice J. Paulk
  • Widow Members Representative: Joanna M. Tressler
  • Family and Associate Member Representative: Lance Stoner
Appointed Committee Chairmen
  • Group Advisor: Lewis E. "Lew" Lyle
  • Membership and Roster: Dennis S. Smith
  • PX Administrators: Charlie and Vicki Sykes
  • By-Laws Chairman: William S. McLeod Jr.
  • Historian: Harry D. Gobrecht
  • 8th AF Museum Liaison: Harry D. Gobrecht
  • Webmaster: Gary L. Moncur
  • Ways and Means: Edgar C. Miller
  • Lost Comrade Search: Edgar C. Miller
  • Audit Committee: Frank C. DeCicco, Jr.
  • Mission Reports Administrator: Jack P. Rencher
  • United Kingdom Representatives: Robin & Sue Beeby
  • RAF Molesworth Representative: Brian S. McGuire
  • Chaplain - Protestant: Rev. Everett A. Dasher
  • Chaplain - Protestant: Rev. Warren L. Hedrick
  • Chaplain - Protestant: Dr. Robert L. Johnson
  • Chaplain - Catholic: Bishop Rene H. Gracida

Ed and Jill Miller, Bill and Doris Roche, Robin and Sue Beeby

Awards Presented at San Diego
  • William J. Roche - Might in Flight Award
  • Edgar C. and Jill Miller - Might in Flight Award
  • Robin J. and Sue Beeby - Might in Flight Award
  • Brian J. McGuire - Might in Flight Award


1999 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Reunion 16 - October 8-11, 1999 - Oklahoma City Marriott Hotel


Doris and Bill Roche
Elected Officers - Executive Committee
(Election: 11 October 1999)
  • President: William J. Roche
  • Vice President Administration: Richard R. Johnson
  • Vice President Reunions: James B. Taylor
  • Secretary: Albert L. Dussliere.
  • Treasurer: Jack P. Rencher
  • Past Presidents Chairman: Harry D. Gobrecht
  • Hell's Angels Newsletter Editor: Eddie Deerfield
Elected Officers - Board of Directors
  • 358th Squadron Representative: Walter J. Mayer
  • 358th Squadron Alternate: William H. Simpkins
  • 359th Squadron Representative: John W. Ford
  • 359th Squadron Alternate: William M. Beasley
  • 360th Squadron Representative: Richard "Spider" Smith
  • 360th Squadron Alternate: William Eason
  • 427th Squadron Representative: Fred E. Reichel
  • 427th Squadron Alternate: Albert L. Dussliere
  • HQ and 444th Sub Depot Representative: Henry G. Johansen
  • HQ and 444th Sub Depot Alternate: Maurice J. Paulk
  • Widow Members Representative: Joanna M. Tressler
  • Family and Associate Member Representative: Lance Stoner
Appointed Committee Chairmen
  • Group Advisor: Lewis E. "Lew" Lyle
  • Membership and Roster: Edgar C. Miller
  • PX Administrators: Charlie and Vicki Sykes
  • By-Laws Chairman: William S. McLeod Jr.
  • Historian: Harry D. Gobrecht
  • 8th AF Museum Liaison: Harry D. Gobrecht
  • Computer and Database: Edward W. Gardner, Jr.
  • Budget and Ways and Means: Edgar C. Miller
  • Webmaster: Gary L. Moncur
  • Audit Committee: Frank C. DeCicco, Jr.
  • Mission Reports Administrator: Jack P. Rencher
  • United Kingdom Representatives: Robin & Sue Beeby
  • RAF Molesworth Representative: Brian S. McGuire
  • Chaplain - Protestant: Rev. Everett A. Dasher
  • Chaplain - Protestant: Rev. Warren L. Hedrick
  • Chaplain - Protestant: Dr. Robert L. Johnson
  • Chaplain - Catholic: Bishop Rene H. Gracida

Awards Presented at Oklahoma City
  • Gary L. Moncur - Special Award Plaque
  • Edgar C. Miller - Special Award Plaque




1998 Savannah, Georgia
Reunion 15 - August 21-25, 1998 - Savannah Marriott Riverfront Hotel


President Harry D. Gobrecht
Elected Officers - Executive Committee
(Election: 25 August 1998)
  • President: Harry D. Gobrecht
  • Vice President Administration: William J. Roche
  • Vice President Reunions: Edgar C. Miller
  • Secretary: Richard R. Johnson
  • Treasurer: Jack P. Rencher
Elected Officers - Board of Directors
  • 358th Squadron Representative: Walter J. Mayer
  • 358th Squadron Alternate: William H. Simpkins
  • 359th Squadron Representative: William E. Eisenhart
  • 359th Squadron Alternate: Eugene E. Girman
  • 360th Squadron Representative: William C. Heller
  • 360th Squadron Alternate: Richard "Spider" Smith
  • 427th Squadron Representative: Vernon W. Stone, Jr.
  • 427th Squadron Alternate: Fred E. Reichel
  • HQ and 444th Sub Depot Representative: Henry G. Johansen
  • HQ and 444th Sub Depot Alternate: Maurice J. Paulk
  • Widow Members Representative: Joanna M. Tressler
  • Family and Associate Member Representative: Lance Stoner

Service Recognition Monument
Panel 2
Appointed Committee Chairmen
  • Hell's Angels Newsletter Editor: Eddie Deerfield
  • Group Advisor: Lewis E. "Lew" Lyle
  • Past Presidents Advisory Committee: Harold A. Susskind
  • Membership and Roster: Edgar C. Miller
  • PX Administrators: Charlie and Vicki Sykes
  • By-Laws Chairman: William S. McLeod Jr.
  • Historian: Harry D. Gobrecht
  • 8th AF Museum Liaison: Harry D. Gobrecht
  • Computer and Database: Edward W. Gardner, Jr.
  • Webmaster: Gary L. Moncur
  • Audit Committee: Frank C. DeCicco, Jr.
  • Mission Reports Administrator: Jack P. Rencher
  • Chaplain - Protestant: Rev. Everett A. Dasher
  • Chaplain - Protestant: Rev. Warren L. Hedrick
  • Chaplain - Protestant: Dr. Robert L. Johnson
  • Chaplain - Catholic: Bishop Rene H. Gracida
Awards Presented at Savannah
  • Glass Eagle Award:
    Kermit D. Stevens
    Harold A. Susskind
    Carl J. Fyler
    Carl L. DuBose, Jr.
    Gary L. Moncur
    Harry D. Gobrecht
    Eddie Deerfield
    Brian S. McGuire
    Walter J. Ferrari
    William F. Adams
    Edgar C. Miller
    Keith Ferris

  • Ladies Jewelry:
    Ruth Ferrari
    Rae Susskind
    Sue Lehmann
    Betty Lyle
    Virginia Hargrove
    Mary Lee Deerfield
    Barbara Gobrecht
    Betty Miller
    Rosita Leal
    Mary Klint
    Evie Simpkins
    Peggy Edmonds
    Corlis Girman
    Kathy Johnson
    Jill Miller
    Angele DuBose
    Ruth Cannon
    Sue Gardner
    Marjorie Johnson
    Louise Rencher
    Doris Roche
    Phyllis Smith
    Iris Magid
    Betty Sullens
    Betty Kelley
    Lore White


1997 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reunion 14 - September 4-8, 1997 - Westin William Penn Hotel


Rae and Hal Susskind
Elected Officers - Executive Committee
(Election: 28 September 1997)
  • President: Harold A. Susskind
  • Vice President Administration: Harry D. Gobrecht
  • Vice President Reunions: Walter J. Ferrari
  • Secretary: Richard R. Johnson
  • Treasurer: William J. Roche
Elected Officers - Board of Directors
  • 358th Squadron Representative: Walter J. Mayer
  • 358th Squadron Alternate: William H. Simpkins
  • 359th Squadron Representative: William E. Eisenhart
  • 359th Squadron Alternate: Eugene E. Girman
  • 360th Squadron Representative: William C. Heller
  • 360th Squadron Alternate: Richard "Spider" Smith
  • 427th Squadron Representative: Vernon W. Stone, Jr.
  • 427th Squadron Alternate: Fred E. Reichel
  • HQ and 444th Sub Depot Representative: Henry G. Johansen
  • HQ and 444th Sub Depot Alternate: Maurice J. Paulk
  • Widow Members Representative: Joanna M. Tressler
  • Family and Associate Member Representative: Charlie Sykes

Service Recognition Monument
Panel 1
Appointed Committee Chairmen
  • Hell's Angels Newsletter Editor: Harold A. Susskind
  • Group Advisor: Lewis E. "Lew" Lyle
  • Past Presidents Advisory Committee: Eddie Deerfield
  • Membership and Roster: Carlton M. Smith
  • PX Administrators: Charlie and Vicki Sykes
  • By-Laws Chairman: Jack P. Rencher
  • Historian: Harry D. Gobrecht
  • 8th AF Museum Liaison: Harry D. Gobrecht
  • Computer and Database: Edward W. Gardner, Jr.
  • Audit Committee: Frank C. DeCicco, Jr.
  • Mission Reports Administrator: Jack P. Rencher
  • Chaplain - Protestant: Rev. Everett A. Dasher
  • Chaplain - Protestant: Rev. Warren L. Hedrick
  • Chaplain - Protestant: Dr. Robert L. Johnson
  • Chaplain - Catholic: Bishop Rene H. Gracida
Awards Presented at Pittsburgh
  • Service Honors
    Christ M. Christoff
    Eugene E. Girman
    Richard R. Johnson
    Maurice J. Paulk
    Van R. White
    Kathy Johnson
    Jack Gardner
    Quentin W. Hargrove
    James W. O'Leary
    William H. Simpkins
    Sherell B. Williams
    Betty Kelley

  • Outstanding Crew Chiefs
    Blaine R. Ruark
    John L. Peterson
    Oldrich Fojt
    Albert Curtiss Fox
    Robert B. Heiliger


1996 San Francisco, California
Reunion 13 - August 22-27, 1996 - Airport Marriott Hotel

Elected Officers - Executive Committee
(Election: 27 August 1996)
  • President: Eddie Deerfield
  • Vice President Administration: Harold A. Susskind
  • Vice President Reunions: Walter J. Ferrari
  • Secretary: Richard R. Johnson
  • Treasurer: William J. Roche
Elected Officers - Board of Directors
  • 358th Squadron Representative: Walter J. Mayer
  • 358th Squadron Alternate: William H. Simpkins
  • 359th Squadron Representative: William E. Eisenhart
  • 359th Squadron Alternate: Eugene E. Girman
  • 360th Squadron Representative: William C. Heller
  • 360th Squadron Alternate: J. Ford Kelley
  • 427th Squadron Representative: Vernon W. Stone, Jr.
  • 427th Squadron Alternate: Fred E. Reichel
  • HQ and 444th Sub Depot Representative: Melvin T. McCoy
  • HQ and 444th Sub Depot Alternate: Maurice J. Paulk
  • Widow Members Representative: Joanna M. Tressler
  • Family and Associate Member Representative: Charlie Sykes
Appointed Committee Chairmen
  • Hell's Angels Newsletter Editor: Harold A. Susskind
  • Group Advisor: Lewis E. "Lew" Lyle
  • Past Presidents Advisory Committee: Edgar C. Miller
  • Membership and Roster: Carlton M. Smith
  • PX Administrators: Charlie and Vicki Sykes
  • By-Laws Chairman: Jack P. Rencher
  • Historian: Harry D. Gobrecht
  • 8th AF Museum Liaison: Harry D. Gobrecht
  • Computer and Database: Edward W. Gardner, Jr.
  • Audit Committee: Frank C. DeCicco, Jr.
  • Mission Reports Administrator: Jack P. Rencher
  • Reunion Committee: Eddie Deerfield
  • Chaplain - Protestant: Rev. Everett A. Dasher
  • Chaplain - Protestant: Rev. Warren L. Hedrick
  • Chaplain - Protestant: Rev. Charles G. Rice
  • Chaplain - Catholic: Bishop Rene H. Gracida
  • Chaplain - Catholic: Rev. Bernard Schumacher
Awards Presented at San Francisco
  • Distinguished Service Award Plaques:
    • Sue and Robin Beeby
    • Henry G. Johansen
    • June Matthews
    • Mark Matthews
    • Vernon W. Stone Jr.
    • Sheldon Stafford Family
    • Mike Ripley
    • John W. Ford
    • Charlie and Vicki Sykes
    • Rev. Warren Hedrick
    • Edgar C. and Jill Miller
  • Man of the Century Plaque:
    • Lewis E. Lyle


1995 Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reunion 12 - September 12-17, 1995 - Red Lion Hotel

Elected Officers - Executive Committee
(Election: 17 September 1995)
  • President: Edgar C. Miller
  • Vice President Administration: Eddie Deerfield
  • Vice President Reunions: Walter J. Ferrari
  • Secretary: John M. Ladd
  • Secretary: Richard R. Johnson
  • Treasurer: William J. Roche
Elected Officers - Board of Directors
  • 358th Squadron Representative: Walter J. Mayer
  • 358th Squadron Alternate: William H. Simpkins
  • 359th Squadron Representative: William E. Eisenhart
  • 359th Squadron Alternate: Eugene E. Girman
  • 360th Squadron Representative: William C. Heller
  • 360th Squadron Alternate: J. Ford Kelley
  • 427th Squadron Representative: Vernon W. Stone, Jr.
  • 427th Squadron Alternate: Norman O. Peterson
  • HQ and 444th Sub Depot Representative: Melvin T. McCoy
  • HQ and 444th Sub Depot Alternate: Maurice J. Paulk
  • Widow Members Representative: Joanna M. Tressler
Appointed Committee Chairmen
  • Hell's Angels Newsletter Editor: Harold A. Susskind
  • Group Advisor: Lewis E. "Lew" Lyle
  • Past Presidents Advisory Committee: J. Ford Kelley
  • Nominating Committee: Malcolm J. Magid
  • Memorial Committee: Alvin L. Morton
  • Membership and Roster: Carlton M. Smith
  • PX Administrators: Charlie and Vicki Sykes
  • By-Laws Chairman: Jack P. Rencher
  • Historian: Harry D. Gobrecht
  • 8th AF Museum Liaison: Harry D. Gobrecht
  • Audit Committee: Frank C. DeCicco, Jr.
  • Reunion Committee: Eddie Deerfield
  • Mission Reports Administrator: Mark Matthews
  • Chaplain - Protestant: Rev. Everett A. Dasher
  • Chaplain - Protestant: Rev. Warren L. Hedrick
  • Chaplain - Protestant: Rev. Charles G. Rice
  • Chaplain - Catholic: Bishop Rene H. Gracida
  • Chaplain - Catholic: Rev. Bernard Schumacher
Awards Presented at Colorado Springs
  • Service Recognition Award:
    • Ray and Theresa Cossey
    • Eddie and Mary Lee Deerfield
    • Edward W. Gardner, Jr.
    • Barbara Heller
    • June Kidd
    • Edgar C. Miller
    • William J. Roche
    • Louis Mel Schulstad
    • Frank C. DeCicco, Jr.
    • Leroy Faulkner
    • Bishop Rene H. Gracida
    • J. Ford and Betty Kelley
    • Malcolm J. and Iris Magid
    • Alvin C. Morton
    • Coleman Sanders
    • Joanna Tressler
  • Man of the Decade Plaque:
    • Harold A. Susskind


1994 Savannah, Georgia
Reunion 11 - March 28 - April 3, 1994 - Hyatt Regency Hotel

Elected Officers - Executive Committee
(Election: 3 April 1994)
  • President: J. Ford Kelley
  • Vice President Administration: Edgar C. Miller
  • Vice President Reunions: Eddie Deerfield
  • Secretary: Jack P. Rencher
  • Treasurer: William J. Roche
Elected Officers - Board of Directors
  • 358th Squadron Representative: Walter J. Mayer
  • 358th Squadron Alternate: William H. Simpkins
  • 359th Squadron Representative: William E. Eisenhart
  • 359th Squadron Alternate: Eugene E. Girman
  • 360th Squadron Representative: William C. Heller
  • 360th Squadron Alternate: John W. Farrar
  • 427th Squadron Representative: Norman O. Peterson
  • 427th Squadron Alternate: Vester W. Warner
  • HQ and 444th Sub Depot Representative: Melvin T. McCoy
  • HQ and 444th Sub Depot Alternate: Henry G. Johanson
Appointed Committee Chairmen
  • Hell's Angels Newsletter Editor: Harold A. Susskind
  • Group Advisor: Lewis E. "Lew" Lyle
  • Nominating Committee: Malcolm J. Magid
  • Membership and Roster: Carlton M. Smith
  • By-Laws Chairman: John M. Ladd
  • Historian: Harry D. Gobrecht
  • Audit Committee: Frank C. DeCicco, Jr.
  • Mission Reports Administrator: Mark Matthews
  • Chaplain - Protestant: Rev. Everett A. Dasher
  • Chaplain - Protestant: Rev. Charles G. Rice
  • Chaplain - Catholic: Bishop Rene H. Gracida
  • Chaplain - Catholic: Rev. Bernard Schumacher
Awards Presented at Savannah
  • Appreciation Plaques:
    • Ralph B. Adams
    • Rev. Everett A. Dasher
    • William C. Heller
    • Robert P. Livingston
    • Melvin T. McCoy
    • William S. McLeod, Jr.
    • Walter and Beverly Mayer
    • David R. Matthews
    • Rev. Charles G. Rice, Jr.
    • Mary Klint
    • Father Bernard Schumacher
  • Appreciation Certificates:
    • Casmir Bielski
    • Schuble Boling
    • Robert J. Evans
    • Malcolm Magid
    • Gerson Nadell
    • Ben Smith
    • Loy Tingley
  • President's Plaque of Appreciation:
    • Harry D. Gobrecht
    • Walter J. and Beverly Mayer
    • James B. Taylor


1992 Boise, Idaho
Reunion 10 - September 8-13, 1992 - Red Lion Hotel

Elected Officers - Executive Committee
(Election: 21 September 1992)
  • President: William S. McLeod, Jr.
  • Vice President Administration: J. Ford Kelley
  • Vice President Reunions: James B. Taylor
  • Secretary: Edgar C. Miller
  • Treasurer: William J. Roche
Elected Officers - Board of Directors
  • 358th Squadron Representative: Walter J. Mayer
  • 358th Squadron Alternate: William H. Simpkins
  • 359th Squadron Representative: William E. Eisenhart
  • 359th Squadron Alternate: Eugene E. Girman
  • 360th Squadron Representative: William C. Heller
  • 360th Squadron Alternate: John W. Farrar
  • 427th Squadron Representative: Sidney L. Larsen
  • 427th Squadron Alternate: Wesley J. Flanders
  • HQ and 444th Sub Depot Representative: Henry G. Johanson
  • HQ and 444th Sub Depot Alternate: Maurice J. Paulk
Appointed Committee Chairmen
  • Hell's Angels Newsletter Editor: Harold A. Susskind
  • Group Advisor: Lewis E. "Lew" Lyle
  • Nominating Committee: Malcolm J. Magid
  • Reunion Chairman: Eddie Deerfield
  • Membership and Roster: Carlton M. Smith
  • PX Administrator: Horton Luman
  • By-Laws Chairman: Robert P. Livingston
  • Historian: Harry D. Gobrecht
Awards Presented at Boise
  • Outstanding Service Plaques:
    • Carl DuBose, Jr.
    • Charles S. Schmeltzer
    • Harry D. Gobrecht
    • Jack P. Rencher
    • Carlton M. Smith
  • 1992 Reunion Work Appreciation Plaques:
    • James B. Taylor
    • Louise Rencher
    • Beverly Mayer


1991 Schaumberg, Illinois
Reunion 9 - May 23-28, 1991 - Marriott Hotel

Elected Officers - Executive Committee
(Election: 27 May 1991)
  • President: Carl L. DuBose, Jr.
  • Vice President Administration: William S. McLeod, Jr.
  • Vice President Reunions: James B. Taylor
  • Secretary: J. Ford Kelley
  • Treasurer: Charles S. Schmeltzer
Elected Officers - Board of Directors
  • 358th Squadron Representative: Walter J. Mayer
  • 358th Squadron Alternate: William H. Simpkins
  • 359th Squadron Representative: Charles J. McClain
  • 359th Squadron Alternate: Harold A. Susskind
  • 360th Squadron Representative: William C. Heller
  • 360th Squadron Alternate: John W. Farrar
  • 427th Squadron Representative: Wilbur Bud Klint
  • 427th Squadron Alternate: Fred Norman
  • 444th Sub Depot Representative: Henry G. Johanson
  • 444th Sub Depot Alternate: Maurice J. Paulk
  • HQ Representative: Carlton M. Smith
  • HQ Alternate: John R. Craven
Appointed Committee Chairmen
  • Hell's Angels Newsletter Editor: Harold A. Susskind
  • Group Advisor: Lewis E. "Lew" Lyle
  • Nominating Committee: Malcolm J. Magid
  • Reunion Representative: Jack P. Rencher
  • PX Administrator: Robert E. Kidd
  • By-Laws Chairman: Robert P. Livingston
  • Historian: Harry D. Gobrecht
Awards Presented at Schaumberg
  • Past Presidents - Plaque of Appreciation:
    • Don Harrison
    • Wilbur Bud Klint
    • Charles J. McClain
    • Elroy C. "Al" Lehmann
    • William E. Eisenhart
  • Recognition Awards:
    • Harold A. Susskind
    • Harley E. Cannon
    • Lewis E. Lyle
    • Harry H. Heller
    • Robert E. Kidd


1989 Norfolk, Virginia
Reunion 8 - September 21- October 1, 1989 - Omni Hotel

Elected Officers - Board of Directors
(Election: 30 September 1989)
  • President: Wilbur Bud Klint
  • Vice President Administration: Peter Michael Curry
  • Vice President Reunions: Harley E. Cannon
  • Secretary: Carl L. DuBose, Jr.
  • Treasurer: Charles S. Schmeltzer
  • 358th Squadron Representative: William S. McLeod, Jr.
  • 359th Squadron Representative: Charles J. McClain
  • 360th Squadron Representative: William C. Heller
  • 427th Squadron Representative: Elroy C. "Al" Lehmann
  • 444th Sub Depot Representative: Melvin T. McCoy
Appointed Committee Chairmen
  • Hell's Angels Newsletter Editor: Harold A. Susskind
  • Group Advisor: Lewis E. "Lew" Lyle
  • PX Administrator: Robert E. Kidd
  • Historian: Elroy C. "Al" Lehmann
Awards Presented at Norfolk
  • Dr. Carl J. Fyler - Plaque and Pen Set


1987 Fort Worth, Texas
Reunion 7 - June 3-7, 1987 - Hilton Hotel

Elected Officers - Board of Directors
(Election: 6 June 1987)
  • President: Dr. Carl J. Fyler
  • Vice President: Harley E. Cannon
  • Secretary: Carl L. DuBose, Jr.
  • Treasurer: Charles S. Schmeltzer
  • 358th Squadron Representative: Walter J. Mayer
  • 359th Squadron Representative: Morton Luman
  • 360th Squadron Representative: William C. Heller
  • 427th Squadron Representative: Elroy C. "Al" Lehmann
  • HQ Representative: Louis Mel Schulstad
  • 444th Sub Depot Representative: Melvin T. McCoy
Appointed Committee Chairmen
  • Hell's Angels Newsletter Editor: Harold A. Susskind
  • Group Advisor: Lewis E. "Lew" Lyle
Awards Presented at Fort Worth
  • Bud and Mary Klint - Recognition Award
  • Joseph Vieira - Model B-17


1985 Bellevue, Washington
Reunion 6 - July 24-28, 1985 - Red Lion Inn

Elected Officers - Board of Directors
(Election: 27 July 1985)
  • President: Elroy C. "Al" Lehmann
  • Vice President: Howard J. Frohman
  • Secretary: William C. Heller
  • Treasurer: John M. Ladd
Awards Presented at Bellevue
  • Recognition Award:
    • Elroy C. "Al" Lehmann
    • Wilbur "Bud" Klint
    • Joseph Vieira
    • Walter J. Mayer
  • Distinguished Service Award
    • Chaplain Father Edmund J. Skoner
    • Chaplain Rev. Merritt O. Slawson


1983 Washington, DC
Reunion 5 - September 22-25, 1983 - Capitol Hill Quality Inn

Elected Officers - Board of Directors
(Election: 25 September 1983)
  • President: Joseph Vieira
  • 1st Vice President: Paul J. Barton
  • 2nd Vice President: Howard J. Frohman
  • Secretary / Treasurer: Joseph Vieira
  • Asst Secretary / Treasurer: Lawrence Peacock
Awards Presented at Reunions from 1975 to 1983:
Shuble L. Boling, William C. Heller, Mary Klint, John M. Ladd, Robert P. Livingston, Morton Luman, Melvin T. McCoy, Malcolm J. Magid, James S. Reeves, Louis "Mel" Schulstad, Benjamin H. Smith Jr., Richard C. Waggoner

1981 San Diego, California
Reunion 4 - August 20-23, 1981 - Bahia Hotel

Elected Officers - Board of Directors
(Election: 22 August 1981)
  • President: Richard C. Waggoner
  • 1st Vice President: Joseph Vieira
  • 2nd Vice President: Paul J. Barton
  • Secretary: Howard J. Frohman
  • Treasurer: Joseph Vieira
  • Asst Treasurer: John M. Ladd


1979 Dayton, Ohio
Reunion 3 - August 23-26, 1979 - Stouffer's Plaza Hotel

Elected Officers - Board of Directors
(Election: 25 August 1979)
  • President: William E. Eisenhart
  • 1st Vice President: Richard C. Waggoner
  • 2nd Vice President: Carl A. Hokans
  • Secretary: Paul J. Barton
  • Treasurer: Joseph Vieira


1977 Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reunion 2 - August 25-28, 1977 - Four Seasons Motel

Elected Officers - Board of Directors
(Election: 27 August 1977)
  • President: Charles J. McClain
  • 1st Vice President: William E. Eisenhart
  • 2nd Vice President: Richard C. Waggoner
  • Secretary: Carl A. Hokans
  • Treasurer: Joseph Vieira


1975 Orlando, Florida
Reunion 1 - August 29-31, 1975 - Sheraton Olympic Villas

Elected Officers - Board of Directors
(Election: 30 August 1975)
  • President: Don Harrison
  • 1st Vice President: Charles McClain
  • 2nd Vice President: William E. Eisenhart
  • Treasurer: Joseph Vieira