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Walt Scott
395th Fighter Squadron Photo Album Page S-Z
William Wayland
Deforrest "Skip" Townsend
Skip Townsend painted
some of the most
beautiful nose art of the
368th.  His work included
"Slick Chick", "Sleepy
Jean" and "Pink Front"
George Slayton
Clarence Staton
Andy Strausser
Harold Sparks
395th FS Commander
Maj Sparks & ?
Photo taken by Lt. Kik at A-3
Bill Wayland and Bill
Garry both received
the Distinguished
Service Cross for
action on 23 Dec 44
while supporting
Gen. Patton's drive to
relieve Bastonge
Me-109 x1
FW-190 x2
23Dec1944
Me-109 12Dec1944
Bill Wayland's
Sleepy Jean
Miller Williams
Dallas Yeargain
Harold Sparks
returned home with
his nose art.  The
Sparks family donated
history to the Museum
of Flight in Seattle, WA
The museum has a
large display of 368th
FG items.

Museum of Flight
website
Louis Vieck
FW-190
03Jan1945
Jim Welsh
Sheet Metal / Airframe Specialist
Jim Welsh
Farmingdale, NY 1943
Jim Welsh
Jim Welsh & Ernie Dennis
Vern Powers & Jim Welsh at A-3
Jim Welsh & Alton Davidson at Frankfurt AB
MSgt William A. Wallace is presented the
Bronze Star by Gen Sanders
Samuel R. Schofield
Bill Wayland & his
wife Jean - 1945
First Lieutenant (Air Corps) William J. Wayland (ASN: 0-818470), United States Army Air Forces, was awarded
the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an
armed enemy while serving as Pilot of a P-47 Fighter Airplane in the 395th Fighter Squadron, 368th Fighter
Group, NINTH Air Force, in aerial combat against enemy forces on 23 December 1944, in the European
Theater of Operations. On that date, in aerial combat, First Lieutenant Wayland shot down two enemy
aircraft. First Lieutenant Wayland's unquestionable valor in aerial combat is in keeping with the highest
traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, the 9th Air Force, and the United
States Army Air Forces.
General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Strategic Forces in Europe, General Orders No. 29 (1945)
Action Date: 23-Dec-44
Capt. Norman E. Schulte
KIA 13Oct44
MACR #9534, Shot down by FW-190 near
Aachen, Germany.
P-47D-28-RE 44-19740
Cemetery:  
Netherlands Wall of the Missing
Capt. Malcolm A. Smith
KIA 21May44
MACR #4973, Shot down by flak while
strafing near Nogent, France.
P-47D-22-RE 42-26325
Cemetery:  
Normandy C-10-46
Wayland was also credited with 2
damaged FW-190's on 23Dec1944
Crew Chief Stan Tribe
Crew Chief's Vern Powers & Stan Tribe
Bob Schink
Designer of 395th FS Panzer Dusters Logo
Bob Schink
next to A7-E (Pilot Bill Demchuck)