American Ex-Prisoners of War
A not-for-profit, Congressionally-chartered veterans’ service organization advocating for former prisoners of war and their families.

Established April 14, 1942

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Manfredini, Mario J
Mario and Helen Manfredini
Manny Manfredini And His Wife Helen Manfredini
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After the War ...
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. 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.
The B-17G Morman Crew
The B-17G Morman Crew: #44-8426
Back row L to R:
Mario J. Manfredini, Engineer/Top Turret; Robert G. Hehr, Radio; Leon J. Cousineau, Waist; James F. Stieg, Ball Turret; Samuel W. Barton, Tail Gunner
Front Row L to R:
Alvin J. Morman, Pilot; Floyd M. Vevle, Co-Pilot; Jack A. Simon, Navigator; Eugene F. Senseny, Bombardier/Togglier
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