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MACR PILOT: 1Lt  Francis J  Malooly  - O-755497

MACR: 05166 FICHE : 01852

ORGANIZATION

LOCATION: AAF Station #139 COMMAND: VIII AF GROUP: 100th Bomb Gp (H) AAF
SQUADRON: 350th BS DETACHMENT:  
     

DETAIL

DEPARTURE:AAF Station #139 INITIAL COURSE: E  
INTENDED DESTINATION: Berlin    
MISSION TYPE:Operational    

WEATHER & VISIBILITY AT TIME OF LAST REPORT

CONDITION: 10/10 low clouds - 8/10 over target    

GIVE

DATE: 1944-05-24 TIME: 11:15 LOCATION: Target area

SPECIFY:

Information not available

CONFIRMED OR BELIEVED REASON FOR LOSS

LOSS DUE TO : Enemy aircraft

OTHER REASON FOR LOSS:

AIRCRAFT: 42-31534

TYPE: B-17 SERIES: G  
     
     

ENGINES:

MODEL: R-1820-97    
A: SW-005528
B: SW-003557
C: SW-43-58019
D: SW-005045
   

INSTALLED WEAPONS:

A: 889585
B: 888857
C: 682808
D: 888603
E: 974582
F: 974229
G: 682648
H: 889966
I: 683098
J: 974388
K: 974201
L: 662904_(m)683134

PERSONS BELOW ARE LISTED AS:

CASUALTY TYPE: Battle casualty  
NUMBER OF PERSONS ON BOARD:    
CREW: 10 PASS: 0 TOTAL: 10

PERSONNEL:

POSITION NAME RANK SERIAL
P1
P2 Francis J  Malooly 1Lt O-755497
CP Robert W Bailie 1Lt O-755497
NAV (N) Charles H Mauvais 1Lt O-692048
BOM (B) Ralph W Guida 1Lt O-688527
RAD Robert C S Barrie TSgt 15170504
ENG Arthur J Perry TSgt 33225455
BAL Nelson A Pardee SSgt 12173949
WG (W) Willard H Miller SSgt 37660754
WG (W) Leonard W Yeager SSgt 12208616
TG (T) Lorenzo Genovese SSgt 31187950

PERSONS WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE LAST KNOWLEDGE OF AIRCRAFT

None who could be positive
   

PERSONNEL WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE SURVIVED

REASON: OTHER:  

EYEWITNESS DESCRIPTIONS OF CRASH

Report:
Accurate observation made impossible due to fighter attacks and 10/10 cloud conditions. A/C no’s. 534, 845, 941, and 095 believed lost here.  8 chutes and 5 chutes seen in air but which plane they came from is not known. Formation was badly broken up.  All A/C believed lost to E/A.
   
   
Second Witness: No Data  
Report:

DESCRIPTION OF SEARCH EFFORT

DETAIL:No search made.

PREPARING OFFICER

PREPARED BY: Walter S. Burke 1st Lt., Air Corps Assistant Adjutant

DATE PREPARED: 1944-05-27

TRANSCRIBER NOTES


REPORT:

THEY WERE LOST ON THEIR 26TH MISSION--EIGHT  OF WHICH WERE TO BERLIN  (There were 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" )    pw  

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