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LT  Ralph W. GUIDA

UNIT: 350th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: BOM
SERIAL #: O-688527 STATUS: POW
MACR: 05166 CR: 05166

Comments1: 24 MAY 44 BERLIN (CREW 12 , A/C 31534)

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

2ND LT FRANCIS J. MALOOLY              P POW 24 MAY 44  BERLIN Taps: 06 Oct 1993
2ND LT ROBERT W. BAILIE            CP POW 24 MAY 44  BERLIN                                   A/C #42-31534 "POWERHOUSE"
2ND LT CHARLES H. MAUVAIS     NAV POW 24 MAY 44  BERLIN                                    MACR #5166, Microfiche #1852
2ND LT RALPH W. GUIDA           BOM POW 24 MAY 44  BERLIN
T/SGT ROBERT C. BARRIE           ROG POW 24 MAY 44  BERLIN
S/SGT ARTHUR J. PERRY             TTE POW 24 MAY 44  BERLIN TAPS: 1988
SGT NELSON AS. PARDEE            BTG POW 24 MAY 44  BERLIN
SGT WILLARD H. MILLER             RWG POW 24 MAY 44  BERLIN
SGT LEONARD W. YEAGER          LWG POW 24 MAY 44  BERLIN
SGT LORENZO GENOVESE              TG POW 24 MAY 44  BERLIN TAPS: 06 JUN 1967

CREW FLEW A/C "POWERHOUSE"  
GROUND CREW CHIEF: SGT GEORGE PULLAR

350TH SQDN...CREW, AS ABOVE, JOINED THE 100TH ON 21 FEB 1944.  OFTEN APPEARS ON COMBAT CREW ROSTERS AS CREW # 12. THEY WERE LOST ON THEIR 26TH MISSION--EIGHT  OF WHICH WERE TO BERLIN  (There were actually nine, the 03 Mar 1944 one was recalled; it is likely in view of the fact Malooly flew 7:00 hrs that day, they came very close or may have actually bombed Berlin. By all accounts this crew must be credited with eight (8) and likely nine (9) Berlin bombings. I know of no other 100th crew that made as many trips to the dreaded "Big B" )...paul west

EYEWITNESS STATEMENT ON MACR:  "ACCURATE OBSERVATION WAS MADE IMPOSSIBLE DUE TO FIGHTER ATTACKS AND 10/10 CLOUD CONDITIONS. A/C NUMBERS 534, 845, 941, AND 095 BELIEVED LOST NEAR SAME TIME. EIGHT (8) CHUTES SEEN IN THE AIR BUT NOT POSSIBLE TO TELL WHICH PLANE THEY CAME FROM. FORMATION BADLY BROKEN UP; ALL AIRCRAFT BELIEVE LOST TO E/C."

T/SGT ARTHUR PERRY WAS SWA AND HIS LEG AMPUTATED.  LT CHARLES MAUB\VAIS WAS WOUNDED IN THE LEFT ANKLE...jb


TAPS:  FRANCIS J. MALOOLY

October 6, 1993. Born in Chicago;  in the transportation business most of his life.  Frank (to all 100th veterans) and Ester were important members of the committee who organized the Long Beach reunion. They bought Ev Blakely's home in Northridge. When Frank's family owned a Chicago executive limousine service catering to Chicago buisnessmen and politicans in the 30's, they realized that most of their bills were paid by Al Capone. Frank was a 350th pilot and a POW. In a splendid eulogy an old friend reported that Frank's love of food stemmed from his POW hardships and his fondness for the 100th. He always said that he enjoyed life whether it was having a drink with Jimmy Doolittle, playing golf on the Sultan's course in Morocco, or in learning a little Russian to help a travel agent client -- because he almost lost his life in the 100th .. Frank Malooly was one  of the 100th's most admired and respected veterans.  His eight (Frank always said six or seven, but it was eight, likely nine) missions to Berlin, I believe, are more than any other 100th crew flew.  He will not be forgotten by comrades and is often remembered fondly in conversation with 100th veterans.  Frank would have wanted it so..

 Mission Log
  
28 Feb 1944 "Cross Bow" (secret)  5:00 hrs
29 Feb 1944 Brunswick   7: 15 hrs
03 Mar 1944 Berlin    7:00 hrs
04 Mar 1944 Berlin    9:30 hrs
06 Mar 1944 Berlin (100th lost 15 aircraft) 9:45 hrs
09 Mar 1944 Berlin    8:45 hrs
15 Mar 1944 Brunswick   7:30 hrs
16 Mar 1944 Augsburg   9:45 hrs
18 Mar 1944 Munich    10:25 hrs
19 Mar 1944 Marquise/ Mimmoyequse, Fr. 4:50 hrs
22 Mar 1944 Berlin    9:50 hrs
27 Mar 1944 Brunswick   8:30 hrs
31 Mar 1944 Noball (France)  3:15 hrs
01 Apr 1944 Ludwigshaven   5:15 hrs
08 Apr 1944 Quackenbruck, AF  8:30 hrs
22 Apr 1944 Hamm    6:45 hrs
24 Apr 1944 Friedrichshafen   9:00 hrs
25 Apr 1944 Dijon/ Longvic, Fr.  8:30 hrs
26 Apr 1944 Brunswick   7:40 hrs
17 Apr 1944 Flottemanville (noball)  5:15 hrs
29 Apr 1944 Berlin    9:00 hrs
01 May 1944 Secret - Fr. (V-Weapons) 7:00 hrs
07 May 1944 Berlin    9:00 hrs
12 May 1944 Brux    9:00 hrs
19 May 1944 Berlin    9:40 hrs
24 May 1944 Berlin (shot down/ fighters) 6:00 hrs

MEMO 2:

Crews 26th Mission, 9 were to Berlin and considered the most flown by any crew to "Big B"

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

TARGET: Berlin DATE: 1944-05-24  
AIRCRAFT: "PowerHouse" (42-31534) CAUSE: EAC  

BURIAL INFORMATION

PLOT: ROW:  
GRAVE: CEMETERY:  

PHOTOS:

The Francis J. "Frank" Malooly crew known as the   "POWERHOUSE"  Crew; Standing from left: Robert C. Barrie - ROG, Robert W. Bailie -CP, Charles H. Mauvais - NAV, Francis J. Malooly - P and Ralph W. Guida - BOM: Kneeling from left: Willard H. Miller - RWG, Nelson A. Pardee - BTG, Leonard W. Yeager - LWG, Arthur J. Perry - TTE and Lorenzo Genovese -TG.    Detailed Information   (100th Photo Archives)

Standing from left:  Robert W. Bailie -CP, Charles H. Mauvais - NAV, Francis J. Malooly - P and Ralph W. Guida - BOM:  Photos from Willard Miller Collection

 

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Crew 1

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