DORIS ANN WOOLF, 83, passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2008, at Heartland
Healthcare in Palm Beach Gardens, FL,
after suffering a stroke in April. She was born on 3 September 1925, to the late Clyde Marshall and Ethel
Jones in Cleveland Hts., OH, which she always considered her home. She was
preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Ralph B. Woolf in 2005. She is
survived by her daughter Joyce (Dennis) Fath, and her sons, Craig Woolf, Deane
Woolf and Keith Woolf. Grandchildren include Elizabeth (Ramiro) Woolf Fontes,
Seth (Nina) Woolf, Niki Woolf, Kathy Woolf, Tracy (Alan) Bates and
great-granddaughter, Amber Bates. Doris graduated from
Cleveland Heights High,OH
in 1943 and was a state officer in the Rainbow Girls. She was active in local
theater in the Cleveland area, in
many musicals and plays with her family, and she held the lead role in both
Hello Dolly and The New Moon. She and Ralph moved to West
Palm Beach, FL in 1981, where
she worked for the Gubelmann family estate until retirement in 1998. She and
Ralph traveled often, but her favorite trips were always to visit her family
and friends in Ohio and to go to
the 320th Bomb Group Reunions which she and Ralph helped to organize for four
years. She was an incredibly loyal and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great
grandmother and friend to many. We will miss her songs and her sincere love for
everyone and everything. Memorial Services will be announced later.
This is a
wonderful website in helping family members learn more about our relative's
Our family is working on a school history project and
trying to gather more information on my late grandfather's role in the 443 bomb
squadron.His name is Anthony Proto.
a mechanic and served from '42-'45. Any information would be greatly
appreciated! Thank you for your service!
Jacqui Campbell 9/18/08
Looking for anyone that knew and can give a summary of
SSGT Grady T. Aldrich’s service with the following unit:
441st Bomber Squadron 320th Bomber
Here is some basic information on Grady.Anyone that may have known him, please
Aldrich Inducted From:Alabama Rank:
Sergeant Combat Organization: 441st
Bomber Squadron 320th Bomber Death Date: 17
July 1943 Monument: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Italy Last Known Status:
U.S. Awards: Purple Heart Medal &
Paul D. Williams Master Sergeant USMC (Ret.) 9/4/08
like to know if anyone can help me find out which Bomber my 1st
cousin flew as “tailgunner” in? during WWII? All I have is his SS # and his DOB
–name Angelo Varallo. He is in a nursing home in Gallatin, TN and does not remember anything?
Varallo Nashville, TN 6/8/08
to contact any one who knew my father,William S.Glidewell,
I'm looking for any information anyone may have on my
father's military groups.
He was discharged from the 320th Bomb Group on 10 December 1945. His last service before
leaving Europe (from Le Havre,
27 November 1945 aboard the SS
Mexico Victory) was at Ainring, Germany,
across the river from Salzburg, Austria
Prior to that he was in the 2076th QM Trk Co, 32nd Air
Service Group, 492nd Air Service Group [sic], and transferred from
there on 11 June 1945
Even though he was 9th Air Force (by the patch on his photos)
dad was always a ground pounder. He never flew except for a mission or two
behind lines. He has told stories of driving a fuel truck and a half-track, so
it seems he was in a support role for the aircraft. He always mentioned P-38s
and P-47s and seemed pretty familiar with them.
If anyone has information on any of the above units, I would
be most appreciative to receive any information. I also have photos I can share
if we manage to match up units at any point.
For anyone wishing a more expansive day-to-day view of the
air war, I recommend the book "Air War Europa" by Eric Hammel. I plan
to look through again now that I have the above information.
Jay Cunnington 4/16/08
I am writing in an effort to find out more information about
Roscoe D. Orr.
Roscoe Orr's information.
320th Bomber Group
443rd Bomber Squadron
F/O Orr was shot down 24 July 1943,
after making a bombing run with several other planes. His plane number
was 41-17763, and I believe the name of his plane was Bad Penny, but I have
found conflicting stories regarding this. F/O Orr and crew were returning
from a second attempt to bomb rail yards at Marina Di Paola.
According to MACR 343 the following people may have witnessed the crash.
1st. Lt. John Tuck
Capt. Thomas Grove
2nd. Lt. Thomas Grant
2nd. Lt. Valber Clarke
Would anyone happen to know if any of these men are still alive? Also,
would anyone have any recollection of F/O Orr?
Thank you for your help, and time.
Matt Ramsdell 4/7/08
Gentlemen in my
research of Lt. Col. Charles R Johnson, I have reviewed his personnel records and
cannot figure out the meanings of the following symbols or mission
Pilot. What is the
flights What would have been
secret in 1943 and 44? Wing
A3 Col. Johnson was
made wing A3 in May of 43 when Col. Fordyce died along with his staff in a
B26. What were the duties
of an A3? Thank you for your
help Col. Johnson is my father and he served in the headquarters of the 42nd, 47th,
and 7th fighter wings.
Bill Johnson 1/31/08
Hello to all surviving B26 crewmembers and familys.
I am seeking information on my late uncle Lt. Robert
A Wilson from Massachusetts. He served with the
442 and the444 . Any and all information would be
most appreciated. Thank you all you made the world
a better place.
R. Perry 1/10/08
interested, at AAF.com there is a recent posting about an incident
between B-26 41-31595 (Jerome M. Asher 441st) and C-47 41-18368 (Leo J. Hagerty
64th TCG 17th TCS):