Herbert Guiness, CPT. USAF, WWII, DFC, Air Medal, Purple Heart, B-24 Pilot, Italy

Name: Herbert Guiness

Rank: Captain

Branch of Service: U. S. Air Force

Unit: 15 th Air Force WWII, 49th Air Division, Korea

Specialty: B-24 Pilot

Active Duty Dates: 1942-1945 and 1948-1951

Reserve Duty Dates: 1948-1951

Armed Conflicts: WWII and Korea

Italy, 451st Bomb Group, 15th Air Force

Theater of Operations: Italy

Campaigns: Ploesti, Vienna, Budapest, Munich, Monte

Casino, Salerno

Decorations & Awards: DFC, Air Medal w/2 clusters, Purple Heart,

American Campaign, European Theater Medal,

WWII Victory Medal, Korean Theater Medal,

National Defense Medal

Speaking Subjects: “Ditching a B-24”


B-24s over Italy