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Peter J Yanko

Military

Assigned to 95BS, 17BG, 12AF. Failed to Return (FTR) Neckarelz Railroad Bridge, Germany shot down by Bf109, crashed near Achern. Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec-44 MACR 11590.

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Lane Spence

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bomber pilot
    Assigned to 95BS, 17BG, 12AF. Failed to Return (FTR) Neckarelz Railroad Bridge, Germany shot down by Bf109, crashed near Achern. Six chutes seen. Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec-44 MACR 11590. Awards: PH.

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 17th Bomb Group

    17th Bomb Group

    Group
    In addition to the above history, the 17th BG provided the crews for the Doolittle Raid on Japan in 1942

  • 95th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-34238 'Erma'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 438BS, 319BG, 12AF Nov 44 transferred on their conversion to B25's to 95BS, 17BG, 12AF. Failed to Return (FTR) Neckarelz Railroad Bridge, Germany shot down by Bf109, crashed near Achern. Six chutes seen. 1 x POW, 6 x KIA. 23-Dec-44 MACR...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Pennsylvania, USA 1917

Son of Helen Yanko.

Lived in Avoca, PA 18641, USA 1941
Enlisted Detroit, MI, USA 24 March 1942
Based 21000 Dijon, France 1944 – 23 December 1944

Assigned to 95BS, 17BG, 12AF.

Died Achern, Germany 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Neckarelz Railroad Bridge, Germany shot down by Bf109, crashed near Achern. KIA. 23-Dec-44 MACR 11590.

Buried Achern, Germany 24 December 1944

Interred
Achern cemetery
Germany

Buried Lemay, MO 63125, USA January 1950

Re-Interred
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Lemay
St Louis County
Missouri, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 February 2017 21:33:00 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/46703752
https://www.fold3.com/page/89485368_peter_j%20yanko/details/
http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/m/a/r/Decody-B-Marble/BOOK-0001/0017-0012.html
https://billiongraves.com/grave/Peter-J-Yanko/17460101#/
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=42583447

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