Giugliano, Frank P., 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
AAF MOS 1036-Bombardier
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, AAF MOS 1035, USAAF 5th Air Force
Service Years
1942 - 1944

Aviation

First Lieutenant



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Queens

Casualty Date
Apr 16, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Papua New Guinea
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Honorably Discharged WW II Meritorious Unit Commendation 1944-1961


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

AAF Bombardier Badge

 
 Unit Assignments
US Army Air Force (USAAF)USAAF 5th Air Force
  1942-1944, AAF MOS 1036, US Army Air Force (USAAF)
  1944-1944, AAF MOS 1035, USAAF 5th Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1943-1944 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

1st Lt. Giugliano enlisted in New York City on 21 March 1942.

On April 16, 1944, Lt. Giugliano was a bombardier aboard a USAAF  B-24J Liberator (tail number 42-100225), "Royal Flush".  He served with the 408th Bomb Squadron, 22nd Bomb Group (H), 5th Air Force based at Nazdab, New Guinea.  His was one of 222 bombers on this mission. The aircraft was flying in severe stormy weather and during the return flight, the aircraft disappeared from the formation. A total 54 crew members and 37 aircraft were lost.

Crew lost:
Capt. Thomas C. Paschal, pilot
Lt. Frank P. Gugliano, bombardier
Lt. James P. Gullion, navigator
Lt. John A. Widsteen, co-pilot
Lt. Leland A. Rehmet, observer
S/Sgt Elgin J. Luckenbach, engineer
S/Sgt. Marion B. May, asst. flight engineer
S/Sgt. Richard F. King, radio operator
S/Sgt William Lowery, gunner
Sgt. Marshalll Borofsky, asst. radio operator
Sgt. Walter G. Harm, gunner.

The wreck of this aircraft was located in February 2002 at an altitude of 4,500 feet in the Finnesterre Ranges, New Guinea. They were interred in Arlington National Cemetery in a group burial.

Note:
Missing Air Crew Report (MACR) 4512

   
Comments/Citation
Class: MI 43-03 MIDLAND, TEXAS Bombardier Training
BOS: 1036
Enlisted 3/21/42 

2 years of high school, went to school at Queens' Public School 63 and worked as a printer before enlisting,

 
   
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