25th Air Service Group

Hq and Base Services Squadron 35th Air Engineering Sq 578th Air Material Sq

This Page is Dedicated to my Dad,

William F Riffel


Dad was a truck driver for the Headquarters and Base Services Squadron.  He drove a 21/2 ton GMC 6x6 Cargo Truck, transporting personnel and aircraft parts and supplies.  He checked the operation of lights, brakes, steering mechanism, and other operating parts and serviced and lubricated vehicles. 

Although he was a truck driver, he would tell you that he was a photographer, really.

He left for the CBI On 25 Jan 1944 and arrived on 28 April 1944.  He boarded another boat on 4 Feb 1946 and arrived in the USA on 16 Feb 1946.  Two weeks later he married his sweetheart.

Dad passed away in 1991.