1944 — Italy
Born Edward Malachowski in Buffalo, he spent part of his boyhood in Michigan in the 1920s with his family, then moved back to Buffalo when his father died.
He joined the Merchant Marine in 1937, sailing package freighters from Duluth, Minn., to Buffalo, the worked at Curtiss- Wright from 1940 to 1942, when he joined the Army Air Forces.
He trained as a tail gunner and aerial gunner, serving in the Mediterranean and flying 63 missions in B-25s over Italy and France. He received the Air Medal for distinguishing himself in combat on July 12, 1944, over Italy.
Edward was an Engineer/Tail Gunner in a B-25 Mitchell in the MTO with the 321st Bomb Group, 445th Bomb Squadron... North Africa, Italy .... *** 63 Combat Missions ****
Janet Malloy Vacanti Oh I am so glad I found this group...my dad just passed away this past November at the age of 90 and I have so much memorabilia to share....I wish I would have found FB and this group sooner. He was a member of the 321st His name was Ed Malloy - Tailgunner flew 63 missions. I'll be posting more items soon...this is the only pic I have on my computer at the moment... Some of the names of his crew were..Dickerson, Wells, Kramer...I have heard so many stories about these men.