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T/SGT  Roy W. GIACOMELLI

UNIT: 351st BOMB Sqdn POSITION: WG

Air Medal award photo. Photo courtesy of Lynne Giacomelli Ouellette

Back in the States after completion of tour . Photo courtesy of Lynne Giacomelli Ouellette

Photo courtesy of Lynne Giacomelli Ouellette

SERIAL #: STATUS: CPT
MACR:

Comments1: 12 OCT 44 BREMEN

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

2ND LT DALE L. DARBY                        P CPT 02 NOV 44 MERSEBURG
2ND LT FRANCIS B. MUSSER                CP CPT 02 NOV 44 MERSEBURG
2ND LT ROLAND E. "ROL" TORNQUIST NAV CPT 02 NOV 44 MERSEBURG
2ND LT WILLIAM S. BATES               BOM CPT 30 NOV 44 MERSEBURG
S/SGT ALBERT J. SINGLETON            TTE CPT 02 NOV 44 MERSEBURG
SGT CHARLES E. LOWE                    ROG CPT 02 NOV 44 MERSEBURG
SGT LESLIE B. MOORE                      BTG CPT 02 NOV 44 MERSEBURG
SGT ROY W.GIACOMELLI                   WG CPT 12 OCT 44 BREMEN       (taken off Crew to reduce to 9 man after 24 July 44 St Lo mission)
SGT GEORGE N. WINKLER                  WG CPT 02 NOV 44 MERSEBURG
SGT STANLEY H. SINGPIEL                  TG CPT 02 NOV 44 MERSEBURG

351ST SQDN.. CREW JOINED 100TH ON 15 JUN 1944 CREW
Crew flew "Yankee Wahine" and "Quittin' Time"

 the Dale L. Darby crew who arrived to the 94th BG at Rougham on 11 June 1944 and were transferred to the 100th BG on 14 June 1944 by SO #83. Do you know what happened to them when with the 100th ?  I will keep an eye out for anything pertaining to the 100th in our available records. Best regards, Marc  RltBen@aol.com   94th BG historian

MISSION LIST OF SGT LESLIE B. MOORE (courtesy of grandson Les Poitras, mpf 2002)

1. 29/06/44 BOHLEN
2. 06/07/44 FLEURY
3. 11/07/44 MUNICH
4. 12/07/44 MUNICH
5. 17/07/44 PARIS
6. 18/07/44 KIEL
7. 21/07/44 REGENSBURG
8. 24/07/44 ST LO
9. 25/07/44 ST LO
10. 28/07/44 MERSEBURG
11. 31/07/44 MUNICH
12. 04/08/44 HAMBURG
13. 05/08/44 MAGDEBURG
14. 08/08/44 ST SYLVAIN
15. 25/08/44 POLITZ
16.  29/08/44 BERLIN
17. 01/09/44 FRANKFURT
18. 08/09/44 MAINZ
19. 09/09/44 DUSSELDORF
20. 11/09/44 RUHLAND
21. 12/09/44 BOHLEN
22. 13/09/44 STUTTGART
23. 18/09/44 WARSAW, POLAND (2nd RUSSIAN SHUTTLE)
24. 19/09/44 SZOLNOK, HUNGARY
25. 03/10/44 STUTTGART
26. 06/10/44 BERLIN
27. 07/10/44 BOHLEN
28. 08/10/44 MAINZ
29. 15/10/44 COLOGNE
30. 22/10/44 MUNSTER
31. 26/10/44 HANOVER
32. 30/10/44 MERSEBURG
33. 02/11/44 MERSEBURG


FROM LES POITRAS
RE: S/SGT LESLIE MOORE

I was wrong, this photo wasn’t taken stateside.  He references this photo in is mission diary:  “This photo was taken shortly after I received my air medal”.  He received the air medal on July 20th, so it must have been taken in England.  I say this because he flew 5 missions after the 20th, at the end of July and his last mission was Nov. 2nd.  I love this photo.  It captures a look of courage at a time when he’s not even half way through his missions.  Also, my grandfather was a handsome guy and this is a great photo of him.  My mother used to tell me that in her teenage years many of her girlfriends had crushes on him!

I was wrong, this photo wasn’t taken stateside.  He references this photo in is mission diary:  “This photo was taken shortly after I received my air medal”.  He received the air medal on July 20th, so it must have been taken in England.  I say this because he flew 5 missions after the 20th, at the end of July and his last mission was Nov. 2nd.  I love this photo.  It captures a look of courage at a time when he’s not even half way through his missions.  Also, my grandfather was a handsome guy and this is a great photo of him.  My mother used to tell me that in her teenage years many of her girlfriends had crushes on him!


Article:  “Danger Unknown By Crew of Flying Fort Over Leipzig”:

 “Staff Sgt. Leslie B. Moore of Tyndall Field, Fla., veteran gunner who recently returned from the 8th Air Force, is a firm believer in the old saying, “What you don’t know won’t hurt you,” especially when you’re flying over Germany thru heavy flak and fighter opposition.

Sgt. Moore back(ed) up this belief with the following story.  “We were on a mission over Leipzig when our Flying Fort was hit by heavy flak, shooting up our tail and knocking off our reserve gas tank.  The flak also cut our main wing spar, but we didn’t discover that damage until we got back to our base.  None of us knew about the weakened spar, and I’m glad we didn’t.  It saved us all a lot of sweating on the return trip.

Moore, who hails from Jackman (ME), flew 33 missions in all, including one of the first shuttle-raids over the continent.  “We started from England, bombing enemy occupied territory on the way to Russia and then gave it to them again on the next leg of our trip to Italy.  From Italy, we returned to England.”

He also has two tactical bombing missions over St. Lo to is credit, flying in at the low altitude of 1,000 feet, which was well within the range of the enemy’s anti-aircraft guns.  “The Nazis threw up everything that would reach us,” Moore said, “but we managed to drop our bombs on the target and get out.”

Moore holds the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters and the group was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for its bombing of the oil refineries at Regensburg.  The father of two baby girls, Moore is living at Tyndall Field, Florida with his wife and family,  His parents reside in Skowhegan (ME).”

One more thing I found, a paper French Franc signed by his crew members and some Italian Lyre, also signed.  This stuff is priceless.
I can’t wait to show Bill Bates the Franc.  He wrote “Hi-ya lower ball – Lt. Bill Bates”
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Hello again Michael,
 
I have my grandfather's mission diary in front of me right now.  On the cover, it has the insignia for the 100th bomb group, says "100th Bomb Group" under the insignia and coincidentally has "G. Winkler" printed in the bottom right hand corner.  Also, on the back it has "G. Winkler" at the top and underneath that, the number 12139360.  So, it looks like this diary was issued to George W. Winkler, but used by my grandfather Leslie B. Moore. 
 
On the inside cover it has the same print as the back cover:  "G. Winkler" and 12139360 underneath that, but that is crossed out.  In my grandfather's writing it says "property of ball turret gunner" L. B. Moore S/Sgt.  It then says: "100th Bomb Group" "Century Bombers" "crew 68".  After that, many pages are torn out, I am assuming the pages torn out had belonged to "George Winkler"?  I have no idea. 
 
On the following page it says:  "The Crew" and the crew list is as follows:
 
Pilot: Dale L. Darby 1st Lt.
Co-Pilot: Frank B. Musser 1st Lt.
Navigator: Roland E. Tornquist 1st Lt.
Bombadier: William S. Bates 1st Lt. (under this name it has a street address in Murrysville PA, 15668)
Engineer: Albert J. Singleton T/Sgt.
Radio Operator: Charles E. Lowe: T/Sgt.
Waist Gunner: George Winkler S/Sgt.
Tail Gunner: Stanley H. Singpiel S/Sgt.
 
It doesn't list Roy W. Giacomelli.
 
On the next page it says "Flying time":
 
6/23 Local (training)   2:45
6/24 Local (training) 2:15
6/28 North Paris (operational aborted) 3:25
6/29 Bohlen Germany 8:15
7/6 Fluerry, France 4:40
7/8 French Coast (aboarded) - not sure if this is a misspelling of aborted? 4:30
7/9 Local (training) 2:25
7/10 Local (training) 4:00
7/11 Munich, Germany 10:00
7/12 Munich, Germany 9:50
7/13 Munich, (spare returned) 4:15
7/16 Local (training) 5:00
7/16 Local (training) 3:20
7/17 Paris, France 6:35
7/18 Kiel, Germany 6:15
7/21 Regensburg, Germany 7:30
7/23 Local (training) 2:15
7/24 St. Lo, France 5:00
7/25 St. Lo, France 5:00
7/26 Local (training) 2:00 
7/28 Merseberg, Germany 8:15
7/30 Local (training) 4:45
7/31 Munich, Germany 9:00
8/4 Hamburg, Germany 6:00
8/5 Magdeburg, Germany 8:00
8/6 Berlin (aboarded) 3:10
8/7 Nancy, France (aboarded) 2:10
8/8 Gaen, France 5:20
8/17 Local (training) 3:10
8/25 Politz, Germany 9:00
8/27 Berlin, Germany 9:00
8/31 Local (training) 3:50
9/1 Frankfurt, Germany 6:00
9/6 Berlin (Recalled) 4:00
9/8 Mainz, Germany 7:15
9/9 Dusseldorf, Germany 6:45
9/11 Ruhland, Germany 8:50
9/12 Bohlen, Germany 8:15
9/13 Stuttgart, Germany 7:30
9/15 Warsaw (recalled) 5:30
9/18 Warsaw, Poland 10:40
9/19 Szolnok, Hungary 7:50
9/22 Italy Return 9:00
10/3 Stuttgart, Germany 8:50
10/5 Munster, Germany (abort) 3:00
10/5 Night Flight 3:50
10/6 Berlin, Germany 7:50
10/7 Bohlen, Germany 8:40
10/8 Mainz, Germany 7:00
10/15 Cologne, Germany 7:15
10/22 Munster, Germany 7:00
10/25 Heligoland (recalled) 3:50
10/26 Hanover, Germany 6:50
10/30 Merseburg, Germany 5:30
11/2 Merseburg, Germany 8:30
 
On the following pages he has a diary entry for each mission, it looks like only the completed missions.  He put the mission numbers in roman numerals, I'm not sure if all missions have entries but we'll find out as I type each entry here. 
 
Mission I
 
Target  Bohlen, Germany
Date: June 29, 1944
Flak: moderate-accurate
bomb load 20-250 lbs.
 
Mission II
 
Target ------ Pas De Calais Sector
Fleurry, France
Date: July 6, 1944
Flak: none
Bomb Load 20-250 lbs.
 
Mission III
 
Target: Munich, Germany
Date: July 11, 1944
Flak: Heavy-accurate
Bomb Load 42 100 lb. incendiaries
 
Mission IV
 
Target: Munich, Germany
Date: July 12, 1944
Flak: Heavy-Accurate
Bombload 4-500 Lb Demolition
6-500 lb. M-14 incendiaries
 
Mission V
 
Target: Paris, France
Date: July 17, 1944
Flak: Moderate-accurate
bomb load: 2-2000 lbs.
 
Mission VI
 
Target ----- Kiel, Germany
Date: July 18. 1944
Flak: Light-accurate
Bombload: 10-500 lbers.
 
Mission VII
 
Target------ Regensburg, Germany
Date: July 21, 1944
Flak: Heavy Accurate
Bombload: 10 - 500 lb. incendiaries
 
"My Birthday
One of the roughest days we had"
 
Mission VIII
 
Target ----- St. Lo.
Date: July 24, 1944
Flak: Light - not too accurate
Bombload: 42 - 100 LB Fragmentations
 
on the next page, he attached an article written by Ernie Pyle entitled "Straight from the Front" and wrote "Mission IX" next to the title of the article.  The article doesn't have a date but it starts with "Normandy - our front lines were marked with long stripes of colored cloth".  It is a powerful and emotional article.  The most devastating part of the article, I'll quote here: 
 
  "Chutes came out of some of the planes, out of some came no chutes at all.  One, of white silk, caught on the tale of a plane.  The men with binoculars could see him fighting to get loose until flames swept over him and then a tiny black dot fell through space all alone." 
 
now I'll wipe my eyes and proceed with typing his journal.
 
Mission IX
 
Target - St. Lo
Date: July 25, 1944
Flak: light - not too accurate
Bomb load 38 - 100 LB fragmentations
 
Mission X
 
Target: Merseburg, Germany
Date: July 28, 1944
Flak: Heavy-Accurate
Bomb Load 10 - 500 LB. Demolitions
 
Mission XI
 
Target: Munich Germany
Date: July 31, 1944
Flak: Heavy - accurate
Bomb load: 11 - 500LB Incendiaries
 
Mission XII
 
Target: Hamburg, Germany
Date: Aug. 4, 1944
Flak: Heavy - Accurate
Bomb load 20 - 250 G. P.
 
Mission XIII
 
Target: Madgeburg, Germany
Date: Aug. 5, 1944
Flak: Moderate-accurate
Bomb load: 20 - 500 G.P.
 
Mission XIV
 
Target: St. Sylvain, France
Date: Aug. 8, 1944
Flak: Heavy - Accurate
Bomb load:
             12 - 500 lbs.
              2 - 1000 lbs. Hung On External Racks
 
Mission XV
 
Target: Politz, Germany
Date: Aug. 25, 1944
Flak: Heavy Inaccurate
Bomb load: 10 - 500 G.P.
 
Mission XVI
 
Target: Berlin, Germany
Date: Aug. 29, 1944
Flak: None
Bomb Load: 10 - 500 G.P.
 
We were recalled on this mission.  Had penetrated deep enough into enemy territory to get credit for a mission.
 
Mission XVII
 
Target: Frankfurt, Germany
Date: Sept. 1, 1944
Flak: None
Bomb load: 4 - 1000 lb. G.P.
                 4 - 500 lb. incendiaries
 
Mission XVIII
 
Target: Mainz, Germany
Date: Sept. 8, 1944
Flak: Light - Accurate
Bomb load: 10 - 500 G.P.
 
Mission XIX
 
Target: Dusseldorf, Germany
Date: Sept. 9, 1944
Flak: Light - accurate
Bomb Load: 10 - 500 G.P.
 
Mission XX
 
Target: Ruhland, Germany
Date: Sept. 11, 1944
Flak: Light - inaccurate
Bomb load: 10 - 500 G.P.s
 
Fighters, enemy hit us.  ME 109's and FW 190's.  Knocked down our low group.
 
Check Letter (not sure the spelling, I think it says "of") this mission 
 
Mission XXI
 
Target: Bohlen, Germany
Date: Sept. 12, 1944
Flak: Heavy - accurate
Bomb load: 10 - 500 G.P.'s
 
Mission XXII
 
Target: Stuttgart, Germany
Date: Sept. 13th, 1944
Flak: none
Bomb load: 10 - 500 lb incendiaries
 
Mission XXIII
 
Target: Warsaw, Poland
Date: Sept. 18, 1944
Flak: Heavy inaccurate
Bomb load: 12 - supply containers weighing app. 300 lbs. each.
 
This was the first leg of our shuttle run to Russia.  We landed at Mergovod, Russia
 
Mission XXIV:
 
Target: Szodnok, Hungary
Date: Sept. 19, 1944
Flak: Light at target, ran into heavy flak later on
 
This was the second leg of our shuttle run.  We landed at Foggia, Italy.
 
Bomb Load: 10 - 500 lb Russian Bombs
 
Mission XXV:
 
Target: Stuttgart, Germany
Date: Oct. 3, 1944
Flak: Heavy - accurate
Bomb load 10 - 500 lb. Incendiaries
 
Mission XXVI
 
Target:  Berlin, Germany
Date: Oct. 6, 1944
Flak: Moderate - accurate
Bomb load: 5 - 1000 lb. G.P.'s
 
Mission XXVII
 
Target: Bohlen, Germany
Date: Oct. 7, 1944
Flak: Heavy - inaccurate
Bomb Load 10 - 500 lb. R.D.X.'s
 
Mission XXVIII
 
Target: Mainz, Germany
Date: Oct. 8, 1944
Flak: none
Bomb load:  5 - 1000 lb G.P.'s
 
Mission XXIX
 
Target: Cologne, Germany
Date: Oct. 15 1944
Flak: Heavy - accurate
Bomb load: 16 - 250 G.P.s
                  4 - 500 LB. Clusters
 
Mission XXX
 
Target: Munster, Germany
Date: Oct. 22, 1944
Flak: Light inaccurate
Bomb load: 4 - 500 lb. clusters
                  16 - 250 LB. G.P.'s
 
Mission XXXI
 
Target: Hanover, Germany
Date: Oct. 26, 1944
Flak: Heavy - inaccurate
Bomb load: 20 - 250 LB. G.P.'s
 
Mission XXXII
 
Target: Merseburg, Germany
Date: Oct. 30, 1944
Flak: None
Bomb Load: 20 - 250 lb. G.P.s
 
Recalled but got credit for this mission.  In enemy territory 6 (there is a little circle to the right above the 6, not sure if he meant 'degrees' here or 'hours') 12 minutes east.
 
Mission XXXIII
 
Target: Merseburg, Germany
Date: Nov. 2, 1944
Flak: Heavy - accurate
Bomb load: 20 - 250 LB G.P.'s
 
My Last Mission
 
(He then writes:  "Check Story in National Geographic", he may have wrote this recently)
 
Next page:
 
Inducted July 21, 1943
 
Made P.F.C. Feb. 2, 1944
Made Corporal May 31, 1944
Made Sargent June 26, 1944
Made S/Sargent July 30, 1944
 
Camps:
 
Ft. Devens, Mass.
Buckley Field, Colo.
Kingman, Ariz.
Army Air Base, Salt Lake City, Utah
Army Air Base, Ardmore, Okla.
Army Air Base, Kearney, Neb.
Sutton Hotel, New York City
Fort Jay, New York City
Stone, England
Diss, England
Camp Kilmar, New Jersey
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Tyndall Field, Fla. Panama City
Grenier Field, Manchester, NH.
 
Ship 667
 
Name: Yankee Wahine
Flying Fortress B-17
 
Received:
 
Air Medal             July 20, 1944
Oak Leaf Cluster: Aug. 10, 1944
Oak Leaf Cluster: Sept. 13, 1944
Oak Leaf Cluster: Sept. 29, 1944
Distinguished Flying Cross: Nov. 19, 1944
 
We lost "Yankee Wahine" on July 29, 1944.  Another crew flew it.  Went down over Merseburg, Germany.
 
Presidential Unit Citation with one Oak Leaf Cluster
World War II Medal
American Campaign Medal
Good Conduct Medal
 
(not sure of spelling here) EUR/AFR --- Mid/East Campaign medal with 3 bronze stars.
 
Other Ships We Flew In:
 
Skipper II
Humpty Dumpty
Fools Rush In
Skyway Chariot
The All American Girl
Mason & Dixon
Our Gal Sal
Fever Beaver
Quittin Time
The Latest Rumor
Yankee Wahine
 
Total combat time: 335.35
Total O.T.U. Time: 80.00
Total Gunnery Time 12.50
New York to Prestwick, Scot. 14.30
 
Total Flying Time
 
Hours: 442 Minutes 15
 
Trip Over:
 
We left La Guardia Field, New York, on June 7, 1944.  Landed at Newfoundland same day to refuel.  Left there and landed at Prestwick, Scotland on June 8, 1944.  From there we came by train to this base.
 
(next page:)
 
a couple of poems sent to him by his wife, my grandmother.
 
(next page):
 
This report was sent from Stone, England: (a newspaper clipping)
 
Cpl. Leslie Moore, husband of Margaret E. Moore of 6 Worcester Square, Boston is now overseas and has participated in a course designed to bridge the gap between training in the states and soldiering in an active theatre of war.  At one of the Air Service Command stations known as Control Depots Cpl. Moore was carefully processed by classification experts who make certain that he was well fitted for the job assigned to him.  Security training, personal hygience, a talk by a Special Service Officer informing him of facilities for healthful recreation and a lecture by the Chaplain are all in turn a part of the soldier's preparation for duties overseas.  His next station will be one from which America's fighting planes will take off to smash the Nazi war machine.  Before entering the Army he was employed as a ship fitter by the New England Ship Building corp. 
 
(next page)
 
his two 'prisoner of war' photos.
 
(next page)
 
a photo of my grandmother taken at Ardmore, Okla.
 
(next page)
 
a picture of my grandfather, looking handsome as can be in military dress:  "This Picture was taken shortly after I received my Air Medal)
 
(next page)
 
a photograph of my aunt as a toddler:  "My Daughter" - taken at Boston, Mass.
 
(next page)
 
"Was on this mission - Oct. 15, 1944 - a newspaper clipping" entitled "Nose Torn Off by Flak, but B-17 Returns from Raid"  It doesn't say the name of the B-17, but the pilot was 1/Lt. Lawrence M. Delaney. 
 
(last two pages):
 
"The picture on the opposite page was taken on our last mission.  The plane going down was in the group ahead of us.  They were going over the target at the time.  I did not see the plane going down, thank God, as I had seen so many of them go down the same way.  Some of the boys in the crew saw it" 
 
The last page contains a picture of a B-17 plummeting to the earth.  It was brought down as the 8th Air Force raided a synthetic oil plant at Merseburg Germany, on Nov. 2.
 
So there are the contents of my grandfather's mission diary.  I'm certainly not expecting you to put up everything on the site, but please, by all means, use whatever you wish.
 
Thanks,
Les Poitras (grandson of Sgt Leslie Moore 

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MISSIONS OF LT BATES, ( INCOMPLETE)


Date Crew Nbr Mission Nbr Last Name Initial Rank Position Aircraft Nbr Target
6/29/1944  68 150 BATES W.S. LT BOM 31903 BOHLEN (OIL REF)
7/6/1944   68 154 BATES W.S. LT BOM 31767 FLEURY/CREPEUIL
7/7/1944   68 155 BATES W.S. LT BOM 39867 BOHLEN/MERSEBURG
7/8/1944   68 156 BATES W.S. LT BOM 39867 CLAMECY-JOLGYN
7/11/1944 68 157 BATES W.S. LT BOM 31767 MUNICH (AERO ENGINES)
7/12/1944 68 158 BATES W.S. LT BOM 97126 MUNICH (IND. AREA)
7/13/1944 68 159 BATES W.S. LT BOM 31066 MUNICH (JET ENGINES)
7/17/1944 68 161 BATES W.S. LT BOM 102667 AUXERRE & MONTGOURNOY
7/18/1944 68 162 BATES W.S. LT BOM 102667 KIEL & HEMMINGSTADT
7/21/1944 68 165 BATES W.S. LT BOM 102667 REGENSBURG
7/24/1944 68 166 BATES W.S. LT BOM 102667 ST LO (GND SUPPORT)
7/25/1944 68 167 BATES W.S. LT BOM 39867 ST LO (GND SUPPORT)
7/28/1944 68 168 BATES W.S. LT BOM 102667 MERSEBURG
7/31/1944 68 170 BATES W.S. LT BOM 39867 MUNICH (AERO ENGINES)
8/4/1944   68 173 BATES W.S. LT BOM 31708 HAMBURG (OIL)
8/5/1944   68 174 BATES W.S. LT BOM 31708 MAGDEBURG
8/6/1944   68 175 BATES W.S. LT BOM 31708 BERLIN
8/7/1944   68 176 BATES W.S. LT BOM 39867 BEAUTOR (BRIDGES)
8/25/1944 68 184 BATES W.S. LT BOM 97126 POLITZ (OIL)
8/27/1944 68 186 BATES W.S. LT BOM 31066 BERLIN (RECALL)
9/1/1944   68 188 BATES W.S. LT BOM 31066 MAINZ (RECALL)
9/8/1944   68 191 BATES W.S. LT BOM 37521 MAINZ
9/9/1944   68 192 BATES W.S. LT BOM 38047 DUSSELDORF
9/11/1944 68 194 BATES W.S. LT BOM 38047 RUHLAND (OIL)
9/12/1944 68 195 BATES W.S. LT BOM 6295 MAGDEBERG (OIL)
9/13/1944 68 196 BATES W.S. LT BOM 31708 SINDELFINGEN
9/18/1944 68 197 BATES W.S. LT BOM 6295 WARSAW
9/19/1944 68 198 BATES W.S. LT BOM 6295 SZOLNOK (FROM RUSSIA)

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MISSIONS OF SGT GIACOMELLI

Date Crew Nbr Mission Nbr Last Name Initial Rank Position Aircraft Nbr Target
6/29/1944 68 150 GIACOMELLI R.W. SGT LWG 31903 BOHLEN (OIL REF)
7/6/1944   68 154 GIACOMELLI R.W. SGT LWG 31767 FLEURY/CREPEUIL
7/7/1944   68 155 GIACOMELLI R.W. SGT LWG 39867 BOHLEN/MERSEBURG
7/8/1944   68 156 GIACOMELLI R.W. SGT LWG 39867 CLAMECY-JOLGYN
7/11/1944 68 157 GIACOMELLI R.W. SGT LWG 31767 MUNICH (AERO ENGINES)
7/12/1944 68 158 GIACOMELLI R.W. SGT LWG 97126 MUNICH (IND. AREA)
7/13/1944 68 159 GIACOMELLI R.W. SGT LWG 31066 MUNICH (JET ENGINES)
7/17/1944 68 161 GIACOMELLI R.W. SGT LWG 102667 AUXERRE & MONTGOURNOY
7/18/1944 68 162 GIACOMELLI R.W. SGT LWG 102667 KIEL & HEMMINGSTADT
7/21/1944 68 165 GIACOMELLI R.W. SGT LWG 102667 REGENSBURG
7/24/1944 68 166 GIACOMELLI R.W. SGT LWG 102667 ST LO (GND SUPPORT) (LAST MISSION WITH LT DARBY CREW)
8/5/1944   57 174 GIACOMELLI R.W. T/SGT ROG 107233 MAGDEBURG             (BECOMES ROG ON LT L.G. BENNETT CREW)
8/6/1944   57 175 GIACOMELLI R.W. T/SGT ROG 107233 BERLIN
8/14/1944 57 180 GIACOMELLI R.W. T/SGT ROG 107233 LUDWIGHSAVEN (OIL)
8/15/1944 57 181 GIACOMELLI R.W. T/SGT ROG 107233 VENLO
8/24/1944 57 183 GIACOMELLI R.W. T/SGT ROG 107233 RUHLAND (OIL)
8/26/1944 57 185 GIACOMELLI R.W. T/SGT ROG 107233 BREST
8/27/1944 57 186 GIACOMELLI R.W. T/SGT ROG 107233 BERLIN (RECALL)


MISSIONS OF T/SGT GIACOMELLI WITH LT L.G. BENNETT CREW

8/5/1944 57 174 GILLIS D.R LT NAV 107233 MAGDEBURG
8/5/1944 57 174 HOLTZ A.J. LT BOM 107233 MAGDEBURG
8/5/1944 57 174 GIACOMELLI R.W. T/SGT ROG 107233 MAGDEBURG
8/5/1944 57 174 ROACH H. S/SGT TTE 107233 MAGDEBURG
8/5/1944 57 174 KIRCHHUBEL F.A. SGT BTG 107233 MAGDEBURG
8/5/1944 57 174 CROOKE R.B. S/SGT LWG 107233 MAGDEBURG
8/5/1944 57 174 GUIDO S.J. S/SGT TG 107233 MAGDEBURG
8/5/1944 57 174 MAIER D.C. LT CP 107233 MAGDEBURG
8/5/1944 57 174 BENNETT L.G. LT P 107233 MAGDEBURG

8/6/1944 57 175 GILLIS D.R LT NAV 107233 BERLIN
8/6/1944 57 175 GUIDO S.J. S/SGT TG 107233 BERLIN
8/6/1944 57 175 CROOKE R.B. S/SGT LWG 107233 BERLIN
8/6/1944 57 175 KIRCHHUBEL F.A. SGT BTG 107233 BERLIN
8/6/1944 57 175 ROACH H. S/SGT TTE 107233 BERLIN
8/6/1944 57 175 HOLTZ A.J. LT BOM 107233 BERLIN
8/6/1944 57 175 MAIER D.C. LT CP 107233 BERLIN
8/6/1944 57 175 BENNETT L.G. LT P 107233 BERLIN
8/6/1944 57 175 GIACOMELLI R.W. T/SGT ROG 107233 BERLIN

8/14/1944 57 180 ROACH H. S/SGT TTE 107233 LUDWIGHSAVEN (OIL)
8/14/1944 57 180 CROOKE R.B. S/SGT LWG 107233 LUDWIGHSAVEN (OIL)
8/14/1944 57 180 GUIDO S.J. S/SGT TG 107233 LUDWIGHSAVEN (OIL)
8/14/1944 57 180 KIRCHHUBEL F.A. SGT BTG 107233 LUDWIGHSAVEN (OIL)
8/14/1944 57 180 HOLTZ A.J. LT BOM 107233 LUDWIGHSAVEN (OIL)
8/14/1944 57 180 BENNETT L.G. LT P 107233 LUDWIGHSAVEN (OIL)
8/14/1944 57 180 GILLIS D.R LT NAV 107233 LUDWIGHSAVEN (OIL)
8/14/1944 57 180 MAIER D.C. LT CP 107233 LUDWIGHSAVEN (OIL)
8/14/1944 57 180 GIACOMELLI R.W. T/SGT ROG 107233 LUDWIGHSAVEN (OIL)

8/15/1944 57 181 GIACOMELLI R.W. T/SGT ROG 107233 VENLO
8/15/1944 57 181 BENNETT L.G. LT P 107233 VENLO
8/15/1944 57 181 CROOKE R.B. S/SGT LWG 107233 VENLO
8/15/1944 57 181 ROACH H. S/SGT TTE 107233 VENLO
8/15/1944 57 181 GUIDO S.J. S/SGT TG 107233 VENLO
8/15/1944 57 181 HOLTZ A.J. LT BOM 107233 VENLO
8/15/1944 57 181 GILLIS D.R LT NAV 107233 VENLO
8/15/1944 57 181 MAIER D.C. LT CP 107233 VENLO
8/15/1944 57 181 KIRCHHUBEL F.A. SGT BTG 107233 VENLO

8/24/1944 57 183 ROACH H. S/SGT TTE 107233 RUHLAND (OIL)
8/24/1944 57 183 GUIDO S.J. S/SGT TG 107233 RUHLAND (OIL)
8/24/1944 57 183 CROOKE R.B. S/SGT LWG 107233 RUHLAND (OIL)
8/24/1944 57 183 KIRCHHUBEL F.A. SGT BTG 107233 RUHLAND (OIL)
8/24/1944 57 183 GIACOMELLI R.W. T/SGT ROG 107233 RUHLAND (OIL)
8/24/1944 57 183 HOLTZ A.J. LT BOM 107233 RUHLAND (OIL)
8/24/1944 57 183 GILLIS D.R LT NAV 107233 RUHLAND (OIL)
8/24/1944 57 183 BENNETT L.G. LT P 107233 RUHLAND (OIL)
8/24/1944 57 183 MAIER D.C. LT CP 107233 RUHLAND (OIL)

8/26/1944 57 185 KIRCHHUBEL F.A. SGT BTG 107233 BREST
8/26/1944 57 185 GUIDO S.J. S/SGT TG 107233 BREST
8/26/1944 57 185 BENNETT L.G. LT P 107233 BREST
8/26/1944 57 185 CROOKE R.B. S/SGT LWG 107233 BREST
8/26/1944 57 185 GIACOMELLI R.W. T/SGT ROG 107233 BREST
8/26/1944 57 185 HOLTZ A.J. LT BOM 107233 BREST
8/26/1944 57 185 MAIER D.C. LT CP 107233 BREST
8/26/1944 57 185 ROACH H. S/SGT TTE 107233 BREST
8/26/1944 57 185 GILLIS D.R LT NAV 107233 BREST

8/27/1944 57 186 HOLTZ A.J. LT BOM 107233 BERLIN (RECALL)
8/27/1944 57 186 GUIDO S.J. S/SGT TG 107233 BERLIN (RECALL)
8/27/1944 57 186 CROOKE R.B. S/SGT LWG 107233 BERLIN (RECALL)
8/27/1944 57 186 KIRCHHUBEL F.A. SGT BTG 107233 BERLIN (RECALL)
8/27/1944 57 186 GIACOMELLI R.W. T/SGT ROG 107233 BERLIN (RECALL)
8/27/1944 57 186 GILLIS D.R LT NAV 107233 BERLIN (RECALL)
8/27/1944 57 186 MAIER D.C. LT CP 107233 BERLIN (RECALL)
8/27/1944 57 186 BENNETT L.G. LT P 107233 BERLIN (RECALL)
8/27/1944 57 186 ROACH H. S/SGT TTE 107233 BERLIN (RECALL)

MEMO 2:

Lynne Giacomelli Ouellette
 
It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of another from the Greatest Generation. My father, Roy W. Giacomelli of Ladd, IL passed away on March 23. 2016 Tech Sergeant Roy W. Giacomelli served in the 100th Bomb Group as a radio man and tail gunner flying bombing missions over Germany. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend. We will miss him dearly.

Roy Giacomelli 351st Squadron March 23, 2016 Roy was Waist Gunner on the Dale Darby crew, assigned first to the 94thBG and then to the 100th.  When crews changed to 9 men, Roy flew missions with Luther Bennett crew and occasionally others as spare gunner.

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Roy Giacomelli, WG on Lt Darby Crew and ROG on Six missions with Lt Luther Bennett Crew

Escape and Evasion photo. Photo courtesy of Lynne Giacomelli Ouellette

Escape and Evasion photo. Photo courtesy of Lynne Giacomelli Ouellette

Pvt Roy Giacomelli stateside. Photo courtesy of Lynne Giacomelli Ouellette

 

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Crew 1

Crew 2

ID: 1860