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Andy Piter, Jr.
Tec Sergeant 4 - Andy Piter, Jr., 1775th Maintenance and Ordnance Group, 381st Bomb Group, Ridgewell, England (June 23rd, 1943 thru April 23rd, 1945). Killed in the Isle of Man Crash on 23.4.45 and buried in Cambridge on 27.4.45. Body interred in June of 1948 and returned to Rostraver, PA (Olive Branch Cemetery).
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KIS 23 April 1945 on excursion flight to Ireland. 31 men were picked to go on one-week vacation to Belfast, Ireland. Crashed into 2,000- foot peak on Isle of Man.
An Only Son of the 381st The Life of Andy Piter, Jr. As a member of the 381st Bomb Group in World War II, Andy served his country proudly. However, 15 days before the war ended in Europe, tragedy struck the 381st as they lost 31 men on the Isle of Man and Andy was one of them. April 23rd, 1945 - a day that will live forever in the hearts of the Men of the 381st.
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bout the Author
Donald J. Madar - an avid family history buff who has pursued genealogy and has visited the five Slovak villages of his roots. Special interest in his great-uncle, Andy Piter, Jr., who was a member of the 381st Bomb Group and who lost his life in a B17G crash on the Isle of Man 15 days before World War II ended in Europe. Donald has researched his uncle for the last 13 years and now brings Andy's story back to life.