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60th Squadron
Sheet Metal Section

60th Squadron
Photo Courtesy of Richard Kelso, son in-law of Lt Col James H. Thompson

Standing L to R:
Pfc Thomas M. Livolsi
Pvt William F. O'Rourke
Sgt Robert  A. Gaspari
Cpl Joseph A. Moran
S/Sgt Jack Bryan, Jr.
Kneeling L to R:
Pfc Eugene J. Palombo
Cpl Arthur L. Paape
Sgt Richard A. Mendonca
Cpl Fay Watts
Cpl Marion W. Cook
Not Present:
Pfc Abe Matza

Sheet Metal Shop
Honor Roll
S/Sgt Jack Bryan, Jr.
Sht Metal Wrkr
April 1983 (SSDI)
Sgt Richard A. Mendonca
Sht Metal Wrkr
13 September 1991 (SSDI)
Sgt Robert A. Gaspari
Sht Metal Wrkr
20 June 1994 (SSDI)
Pvt William F. O'Rourke
Sht Metal Wrkr
25 February 1996
Cpl Arthur L. Paape
Sht Metal Wrkr
24 February 1997 (SSDI)
Pfc Abe Matza
Sht Metal Wrkr
12 November 2006 (SSDI)
Pfc Eugene J. Palombo
Sht Metal Wrkr
07 August 2008
Cpl Robert L. McCoy
Sht Metal Wrkr
4 May 2009

Updates:

02 June 2009:
Added McCoy to Section Honor Roll per family notification; Added Palombo to Section Honor Roll - name listed in Social Security Death Index (SSDI) - Last Residence matches 39th BGA Record; Mendonca, Gaspari, Paape and Matza - when searching for these names using their year of birth from WWII Enlistment Records - a single entry was found (for each) with either the last residence or SS# Issued location matching city and/or state listed on 1945 Sqd Roster "Address of Record"; For Bryan - WWII Enlistment shows he was from Kern County, CA.; Yr of birth as 1917- SSDI entry was found for a Jack Bryan, Yr of Birth 1917; Last Residence Kern County, CA. SS# issued in OH. WWII Enlistment states Bryan nativity as WV. With exception of WV/OH reference ... could be same person. Verification needed on those listed with SSDI.

07 July 2003:

Thanks to Eugene Palombo's daughter in-law for providing the names of the men in the photo.
Any one addtional information about this section or the men who served in the Sheet Metal Shop please contact:updates@39th.org

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