Atomic_Veterans

NAMES OF MEN IN COMPANY "A" PRESENT IN ATOMIC TESTS IN 1951

Hellfire

11th Airborne Division, nicknamed: "The Angels"


SOLDIERS OF COMPANY "A" WATCHING ATOMIC BLAST ~ 11-1-1951 ~

Names of soldiers in photo above: DeBusk, (far left wearing dark glasses), Schmidt, Wilson, Zerfas (binoculars), Roth (kneeling), Moore, Schlueter. This photo and an accompanying story about the atomic bomb testing in the Fall of 1951 was published in the November 12th, 1951 Life Magazine. Soldiers had to be seated on the desert floor or the blast from the atomic detonation would have knocked them down.

Listed below are the names of soldiers of Company "A" First Battalion, 188th Airborne Infantry Regiment stationed at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. These soldiers were sent to the Nevada Test Site to participate in nuclear tests on October 12, 1951. These tests were code named "Buster Jangle". There were 7 atomic detonations in this series of tests, some larger than the atomic bombs dropped on Japan in 1945. Some of the detonations broke window panes in Las Vegas 75 miles away. All the names below also guarded the atomic bomb storage facility at Fort Campbell, Kentucky known by soldiers and locals as "The Bird Cage". If you have information or know where these men are now, we would appreciate it if you would contact this Web Site and share your information with us.
I have uploaded a photo of the 1951, 11th Airborne 188th A.I.R. Year Book Cover, Click Here if you want to take a look.

John DeBusk at: yucca51@yahoo.com

ROSTER OF NAMES
This list of names was taken from the "Form For Recording Film Badge Issue And Processing Results" -- Headquarters III Corps, Camp Desert Rock, Nevada -- October, 1951. Participant Soldier's Rank, Serial Number, or Amount of Radiation Received during the Atomic Bomb Tests will not be posted on this page as a matter of privacy.
1. Hamilton, Milton H -- Dec.
2. Sherard, Robert S -- Dec.
3. Cavano, Arthur T
4. Flynn, William L
5. Allen, Henry G
6. Ayers, Charles J
7. Babcock, Benjamin Jr
8. Berrigar, Fredrick
9. Bailey, Charles C -- Dec.
10. Bodell, George S
11. Borg, Emill L Jr -- Dec.
12. Bove, John W
13. Bradley, Richard W
14. Brinkman, Robert E
15. Bunyan, Everett
16. Berutti, Louis F
17. Chabot, Bernard L
18. Charno, George F -- Dec.
19. Cloud, Charles H
20. Clish, John B
21. Crow, George R
22. Coulter, Danial H
23. Coker, Cleo G
24. Combs, Raymond K
25. Cook, Chris C
26. Cusson, Theodore J
27. Davis, Roger L
28. DeBusk, John J -- Editor
29. Dealey, Robert E -- Dec.
30. Drummond, Jack F
31. Doering, Alvin R -- Dec.
32. Doty, Donald
33. Doyle, William R
34. Duran, Candido R -- Dec.
35. Duran, Robert
36. Dumas, Oliver D -- Dec.
37. Eastman, Walter J -- Dec.
38. Fagot, Melvin M
39. Farfan, Jose A
40. Fernandez, Lucio M
41. Flaherty, Frances L
42. Frahm, Delmar S -- Dec.
43. Fugate, Raymond L -- Dec.
44. Gallagher, John K
45. Gard, Warren W
46. Garcia, Herbert
47. Grigg, Robert S -- Dec.
48. Griffin, William J -- Dec.
49. Gruidl, James F
50. Guitierrez, Felix V -- Dec.
51. Grandstaff, Eldon E -- Dec.
52. Harrison, Edward
53. Hartwick, Richard R -- Dec.
54. Hill, Jerome E
55. Howard, Lester
56. Humphries, Richard F -- Dec.
57. Horton, Donald
58. Ingram, Thomas E
59. Ironshell, Calvin R -- Dec.
60. Iserman, Ronald B
61. Jacobson, Jeul L -- Dec.
62. Jessop, Howard C -- Dec.
63. Johnson, Frank
64. Johnson, Edward A
65. Kasell, Frank -- Dec.
66. Kalianov, Michael
67. Kepner, Alva W
68. Koch, Ignatius -- Dec.
69. Koehnen Mark D
70. Latta, Niles G
71. Leistikow, Elroy -- Dec.
72. Lendo, Ledisleus E
73. Lockett, John J -- Dec.
74. Link, Samuel F
75. Lord, Robert
76. Lunceford, Edwin Y -- Dec.
77. Martin, Roby
78. Marty, Robert L
79. Martain, Floyd
80. Maginn William F
81. Marshall, Alvin L -- Dec.
82. Melander, Kenneth -- Dec.
83. Milroy, Carl W -- Dec.
84. Moore, Eugene D (alive ???)
85. Mcbride, Donald
86. Milligan, Marvin
87. O'Brien, Kennith
88. Owens, James E.
89. Patchen, Jack V -- Dec.
90. Parham, James E
91. Pires, Julius B Jr -- Dec.
92. Parrott, Edwin A
93. Preston, Theodore
94. Rendell, William L
95. Riggins, Roland H
96. Rice, Sidney R -- Dec.
97. Rue, Victor W -- Dec.
98. Ruse, Richard D
99. Rutherford, James M
100. Rutkowski Joseph F
101. Roth, Thomas J -- Dec.
102. Sanchez, Miguel -- Dec.
103. Sanchez, Eloy M -- Dec.
104. Sarver, Russell W
105. Schnirder, Ronald C
106. Saung, Robinson
107. Slack, George K -- Dec.
108. Sosebee, William W
109. Stanley, Charles W
110. Schlueter, Patrick V -- Dec.
111. Schmidt, Henry T -- Dec.
112. Sensabaugh, Thomas
113, Simmons, Thomas
114. Smallwood, Kenneth
115. Scott, Stanley E
116. Swanke, Martin J
117. Schuttenberg, Albert
118. Soderlund, Arthur W
119. Starnick, George B
120. Stringham, Walter B -- Dec.
121. Sullivan, John T
122. Scarberry, David H
123. Simms, James R
124. Sprague, Herman -- Dec.
125. Tavares, Thomas -- Dec.
126. Timmer, Gerald
127. Todd, Billy A -- Dec.
128. Venegas, Benjamin
129. Vondenkamp, Gerald -- Dec.
130. Wagner, Oscar
131. Warburton, Dale R -- Dec.
132. Wiest, Lawrence
133. Williams, Carl
134. Wilson, Harry J -- Dec.
135. Woolery, Donald L -- Dec.
136. Wright, Donald
137. Wilkins, Melvon H
138. Young, Ewell L -- Dec.
139. Younts, Norman E -- Dec.
140. Zerfas, Charles M -- Dec.


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