Giugliano, Frank P., 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1035-Bombardier
Last AFSC Group
Air Crew (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1946, Missing In Action (MIA)
Service Years
1942 - 1944
First Lieutenant

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Ozone Park, Queens, NY
Last Address
Nadzab, New Guinea

Casualty Date
Apr 16, 1944
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Papua New Guinea
World War II
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 60 Site 8350

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 Unit Assignments
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)408th Bombardment Squadron22nd Bombardment Group, MediumUS Air Force
  1942-1942, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
  1943-1944, 408th Bombardment Squadron
  1943-1944, 22nd Bombardment Group, Medium
  1944-1946, Missing In Action (MIA)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-24 Liberator  
  1943-1944, B-24 Liberator
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Last Known Activity
1st Lt. Giugliano was a Bombardier aboard B-24 #42-100225. The pilot was Captain Paschal. The following narrative describes the circumstances leading to the death of 1st Lt. Giugliano and the other members of his crew.

"Tom Paschal and his crew boarded the 'Royal Flush' on April 16, 1944. The four-engine B-24, a heavy bomber in the 408th Squadron, 22nd Bomber Group, 5th Air Force, was one of 222 bombers taking off from Nadzib in eastern New Guinea, a large island in the Coral Sea just north of Australia. The bombers flew about 500 miles to pound the Japanese at Hollandia on the north coast of New Guinea. The massive American bombing run destroyed personnel area, supply depots and anti-aircraft sites, then escaped without losses. Until they hit the storm.
Royal Flush was one of five bombers flying in formation that entered a black cloud in very poor weather - only four came out. The Royal Flush was missing, and it was thought the bomber and crew disappeared into the ocean. In all, the storm claimed 30 bombers..." Source: Article of Topeka Capital-Journal, A world, a war away; Local relatives relieved WWII remains found, by Steve Fry, at

"Airmen Missing In Action From WWII are Identified
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of eleven U.S. airmen, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors.
They are Captain Thomas C. Paschal, El Monte, California; First Lieutenant Frank P. Giugliano, New York, New York; First Lieutenant James P. Gullion, Paris, Texas; Second Lieutenant Leland A. Rehment, San Antonio, Texas; Second Lieutenant John A. Widsteen, Palo Alto, California; Staff Sergeant Richard F. King, Moultrie, Georgia; Staff Sergeant William Lowery, Republic, Pennsylvania; Staff Sergeant Elgin J. Luckenbach, Luckenbach, Texas; Staff Sergeant Marion B. May, Amarillo, Texas; Sergeant Marshall P. Borofsky, Chicago, Illinois; Sergeant Walter G. Harm, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; all U.S. Army Air Forces.
The group remains of the entire crew are to be buried today at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, DC, as are the individual remains of each man with the exception of King, Giugliano and Widsteen, whose families have elected hometown burials....
Source: News Releases from the United States Department of Defense, No. 338-06 Immediate Release, Apr 21, 2006,
"Name: Frank P Giugliano
Birth Year: 1920
Nativity State of Country: New York
State of Residence: New York
County or City: Queens
Enlistment Date: 21 Mar 1942
Enlistment State: New York
Enlistment City: Witchell
Branch: Air Corps
Branch Code: Air Corps
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the war...
Component: Army of the United States
Source: Civil Life
Education: 2 years of high school
Civil Occupation: Skilled compositors and typesetters
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 67
Weight: 164"
Source: U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946,

1st Lt. Giugliano was returned to his family and buried at the St. John's Cemetery, Middle Village, Queens, New York. A crew gravestone is found at Arlington National Cemetery.

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