Crew member on the B-24D, 41-11761, The Squaw. Flew on the 1-Aug-43 Ploesti mission. Damaged by flak and diverted to Cyprus. Returned to base at Benghazi, Libya 3-Aug-43. Flew to Fort Worth, Texas for a war bond tour with, The Squaw. 1944
Awards: DFC, AM (6OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).
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Units served with
- Date: 1 August 1943
- Official Description: 177 B-24’s, of IX Bomber Command (including Heavy Bombers on loan from Eighth AF) are dispatched to bomb oil refineries at Ploesti and nearby Campina. The operation (TIDALWAVE) is costly, 54 planes and 532 airmen being lost, but damage to the targets...
|Albany, NY||7 June 1923||Son of George Guanu and Anna Bouras.|
|New York City, NY||18 December 1941|
|Ploiești, Romania||1 August 1943||Crew member B-24 41-11761 'Little Squaw' flew on the 1-Aug-43 Ploesti raid, diverted to Cypress.|
|Cherry Valley, Otsego County, NY||26 August 2005|
|Cherry Valley Cemetery Cherry Valley, Otsego County, NY||29 August 2005||Cherry Valley Cemetery Cherry Valley, Otsego County, New York|
War Bond Tour
|Fort Worth, TX, USA||Returned to Fort Worth, Texas, USA for war bonds tour with A/C.|
|Albany, NY, USA|
|Benina||Assigned to 343BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF.|
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