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39th TCS C-47 CleoC during a troop drop operation.
(photo submitted by WWII veteran Othel Wilkins)
3 Jungle Skipper C-47's blown up by Japanese infiltrators at Clark Field 1945
(photo courtesy of Mr. LeGrand Poore U.S. Navy WWII )
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317th Group and Squadron Commanders
(1) 317th TCG Col. John Lackey
(2) 41st TCS Capt. E. J. Watson
(3) 40th TCS Capt. Earl Vintas
(4) 46th TCS Capt. Kenneth A. Young
(5) 39th TCS Capt. James G. Tully
317th TCG Headquarters
Clark Field, Spring 1945
Kneeling, LtoR: 1st Lt. Lorenzo R. Arnold, Capt. Mark J. Hodges,Jr., Maj. Robert I. Choate, Capt. Edgar Lowry, Jr.
Standing, L to R: Sgt. John Cunningham, T/Sgt. Harold E. Schooler, S/Sgt. Stanley F. Sarniak, Sgt. Frank W. Aderholdt,
Sgt. Gerald J. Matarazzo, Cpl. Roger J. Stewart, S/Sgt. Haskell R. Simon.
Col. John H. Lackey 317th Commander
Fueling up for the next
Jungle Skippers fill the sky