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Peter Mandros Jr


Shot down by fighters and crashed near Frankfurt/Main in B-17 42-102952. Bailed out the burning ship. Captured by German civilians. POW and murdered on transport to Friedberg/Hessen by an SA man the same day.


Units served with

  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...

  • 511th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-102952

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/4/44; Kearney 7/5/44; Grenier 24/5/44; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-H] Polebrook 31/5/44; Missing in Action 29m Merseburg 28/7/44 with Pilot Bill Long POW; Co-Pilot Ben Upshaw POW; Flight engineer/top turret gunner Jack Hurley POW;...


Event Location Date
Born Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Died 28 July 1944

Murdered by an SA man, who was sentenced to death after the war.


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05 September 2020 01:16:12 jmoore43 Changes to nickname

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20 May 2020 20:22:21 jmoore43 Changes to biography

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11 September 2019 12:57:24 Mission_501 Changes to events

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27 September 2014 18:21:26 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7817