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Biography
Mario and Helen Manfredini
Manny Manfredini And His Wife Helen Manfredini
Last Name:
MANFREDINI
First Name Middle Initial:
MARIO J
Nick Name:
'MANNY'
Street:  4432 E SAN MIGUEL City & State: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO E-Mail: 
Zip: 80915 Phone:  719 597 6764 Spouse: HELEN R *DECEASED 03-16-99*
Conflict: WW II Service Branch: Army Air Corp Unit: 568 BS 390 BG 8 AF
Theater: ETO Where Captured: BERLIN, GERMANY Date Captured: 01/14/45
Camps Held In: STALAG 7A AND 13D How Long Interned: 105 days
Liberated / repatriated: liberated Date Liberated: 04/29/45 Age at Capture: 23
Medals Received: AIR MEDAL W/3 CLUSTERS, PRISONER OF WAR MEDAL, GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL
Military Job: ENGINEER, TOP TURRET GUNNER Company: United States
Occupation after War:  AIR FORCE

 

Bio:

TRYING TIMES
When I was ordered to bail out of the front escape hatch, our co-pilot was directly behind me, but he did make it out. His body was later found near the aircraft's wreckage site.

When I landed, I noticed a German pilot's chute nearby. After I was caught, my captor and I went to investigate the scene but later discovered that the pilot was dead. Natives from a nearby village began to assemble around the wreckage site. A person who I decided was in charge, stood on one side of the dead pilot, while I stood on the other side. He began to point a large handgun in my face while shouting in his native language. I thought I had seen the end of my life but I did survive.

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