Throughout Wayne’s Journal, there are references to Wayne’s family and friends and to the men with whom he served. Some never came home. This is also their story.
There is a eulogy . . .*
He was a good friend. He will be missed by so many of us who got left behind.
He was a witness to our lives. Not many of those left.
So, there is one less person on this earth who knows our name, who remembers our childhood, who shared in each moment as it passed.
You know, they say we die twice. Once when our breath leaves our body, and once when the last person we knew says our name.
So that their names may never be lost, the following is a list of those mentioned in Wayne’s Journal:
Abella, Samuel L.
Alger, Leo B.
Anderson, R. L.
Atwood, Albert F.
Baker, Elvis L.
Barnett, John J. (Pilot)
Bean, George J. (Engineer)
Beaulieu, Henry S. (Radio Operator – Rhode Island)
Beauregard, Emile J. (Engineer)
Bergmeyer, Gilmore L. “Skip” (Engineer – St. Louis, Missouri)
Bishop, Frank J.
Blankenship, Jack B.
Bodrero, Glen (Radio Operator)
Braswell, Jesse O. (Bombardier – Blue Ridge, Tennessee)
Bruce, Michael (Gunner)
Burns, J. N. (Navigator)
Burrows, Robert J. “Doc” (Radio Operator – New Jersey)
Byrd, Horace R.
Carlisle, William Wallace (Pilot)
Campo, John (Radio Operator – West Newark, New Jersey)
Castles, James F., Jr. (South Carolina – Wayne’s brother-in-law)
Cathers, Horace, J, Jr. (Gunner)
Clark, Frank J.
Coats, Wilbur L. (Pilot)
Campo, John (Radio Operator)
Carroll, J. H.
Conroy, Stephen J.
Cook, Carl A.
Cook, Wayburn C.
Corney, William B.
Couch, Sidney A.
Craig, William C. (Flight Surgeon)
Crawford, Harold T.
Crooks, Charles V. (Medical Corpsman)
Darling, Norman R.
De Roever, Frederick R.
Dellinger, Rexford L.
Donovan, Jerome J.
Downs, Donald T. (Radio Operator)
Drumheller, Gordon L.
Duncan, Charles W.
Duvall, Robert M.
Eastburn, Edward F.
Ellett, Lertis J. (California – Chaplain)
Emery, Orland G.
Escobedo, Louis S.
Evans, Morton F.
Fasano, Joseph F.
Fiezl, Charles Albert
Fincham, Harold Dean (Pratt, Kansas – Pilot)
Fisher, Carlton R.
Flagg, Edmund H.
Forbes, William D.
Frick, Kenneth E. (Pilot)
Gabel, Kenneth E.
Garrity, William (Ohio – Gunner)
Gerstenzang, Edward S.
Gill, William H.
Gibbons, Arline – (South Carolina – Wayne’s sister-in-law)
Gibbons, Elizabeth (Columbia, South Carolina – Wayne’s sister-in-law)
Goldstone, Howard A.
Gomes, John S.
Gouldthrite, George W.
Grantham, Bart F. (Copilot – Birmingham, Alabama)
Gray, Etta Elizabeth Roberts – (Denver, Colorado – Wayne’s grandmother)
Gray, Ethel Helms
Gray, Guyneth Owen (Colorado – Wayne’s sister-in-law))
Gray, Harry Nordman “Nordie” (California – Wayne’s brother)
Gray, Robert Searles “Bobby” (Colorado – Wayne’s brother)
Gray, Thomas Alva “Tommy” (Denver, Colorado – Wayne’s brother)
Gray, Thomas Jason (Colorado – Wayne’s father)
Gray, Verne Richard “Shorty” (Denver, Colorado – Wayne’s brother)
Gray, Wayne A. (Gunner)
Gumlaw, Alva F,
Hanson, Alvin C. (Engineer – Tacoma, Washington)
Higgins, James R.
Holden, Rama O.
Holland, Aloysius F. “Dutch” (Engineer)
Ingram, Mark J. (Bombardier)
Iverson, Eldon O. (Medical Corpsman)
Ivey, Joe D. (Pilot)
Johnson, Warren G. (Kansas)
Joyce, Richard J. “Dick” (Gunner)
Kiker, James C.
Kowalski, Hubert I.
Lawley, Robert L., Jr.
Lightfoot, Guy A., Jr.
LoPresti, Nicholas J. “Nick” (Radio Operator)
Lunsford, Charles W.
Lutes, Edson E.
Lynch, Brian P.
McAllister, Joseph M.
McCormack, Richard E.
McKinley, Charles D.
McNabb, John I. (Gunner)
Mangum, John W.
Meyer, Albert H. (Flight Surgeon)
Meyer, William H. (Pilot)
Miller, Kenneth E. (Pilot)
Miller, Louis H. (Radio Operator)
Miller, Richard C. (Engineer)
Mills, Maurice C.
Myers, Howard L. (Pilot – Indiana)
Newlon, William D.
Niver, Robert H.
Nussear, William O.
Pitcher, George P.
Powers, Robert R.
Price, William S. (Engineer)
Prinderville, Maurice E., Jr.
Pruitt, Boyce R.
Quinn, Thomas F.
Reed, Richard W.
Renfroe, Lawrence W.
Rigdon, Truitt R.
Robinson, James (Trenton, New Jersey)
Routh, Jack B.
Russell, Robert Earl “Arky” (Bentonville, Arkansas – Radio Operator/Gunner)
Ryning, Mary Gladys (Los Angeles, California – Wayne’s mother)
Sanford, Harold D. (Radio Operator)
Sathern, John R. (Pilot)
Schaade, James F.
Schriebman, Stanley NMI (Radio Operator)
Scott, Verner B.
Seehorn, Stanley LeVelle (Spokane, Washington – Engineer/Gunner)
Seifering, Henry P. (Radio Operator)
Sidden, Charles W.
Smith, Robert D.
Snow, Robert L.
Spencer, Truman A. (Lt. Col., 42nd Bombardment Group’s Operations Officer)
Stalsworth, Carloud F.
Stem, Ralph H.
Stewart, Orville H.
Stewart, William E.
Sullivan, Jack L. (Gunner – Los Angeles, California)
Sunderman, Herbert J. (Pilot)
Super, Leonard B. (Pilot)
Sutton, T. N. “Red” (Engineer)
Swanson, Leland M. (Bombardier)
Taylor, Arthur G. (Intelligence Officer)
Thurston, John L.
Tolhurst, Robert Harland (New York)
Tomberlin, James H.
Trostel, Joseph J. (Colorado)
Valentin, August C. (Intelligence/Photographer)
Vincent, Kenneth O.
Vosniak, Nicholas S.
Wagner, Harold L.
Watts, Patrick H.
Webster, Virgil G.
Wicks, Trellis D.
Winslow, Erwin S.
Wolfendale, Charles W. (Pilot)
Wright, Theophilus, Jr.
Yeoman, James J. (Rio Hondo, Texas – Pilot)
Zuckerman (52 Beach Road, Bondi, Sydney, NSW, Australia)
If you are a relative or were a friend of someone mentioned in Wayne’s Journal, please leave a comment about their life. Wayne’s Journal is also their story.
* Stand Up Guys. Directed by Fisher Stevens. Los Angeles, CA: Stanley Kimmel Entertainment, 2012.