Bandi, John Henry, CPT

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Army Air Corps
Last Primary MOS
AAF 1024-Pilot Four-Engine Aircraft
Last MOS Group
Army Air Force
Primary Unit
1945-1946, AAF 1024, Army Garrison, Fort Indiantown Gap, PA
Service Years
1943 - 1946

Army Air Corps


Two Overseas Service Bars

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Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Bandi, John Henry, CPT.
Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Pleasant Hills, PA

Date of Passing
May 28, 1968
Location of Interment
Jefferson Memorial Park - Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
98-D 4

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Honorably Discharged WW II Meritorious Unit Commendation 1944-1961

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Last Known Activity
Not Specified
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1LT Bandi was serving as a co-pilot in a B17, when it experienced excessive turbulence due to prop wash, causing a midair collision, causing the aircraft to go down. He was captured by German forces and held in a POW camp from February to May, 1945. 

Aircraft Type: B-17G 
Aircraft Serial Number: 43-38496
Unit: 463rd BG 772 BS 15AF
Report Number: 12702
Location: 48°13'' N, 16°22'' E. - Italy
Point of Departure: Celone, Italy
Target: Vienna, Austria 
Army Serial Number: 13134092
Enlistment Place: Miami Beach Florida
Enlistment Date: 3 Feb 1943

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Army Air Force (USAAF)USAAF 15th Army Air ForcePOW/MIAArmy Garrisons
  1943-1944, AAF 1024, USAAF Training Command
  1944-1944, AAF 1024, USAAF Training, Miami Beach, FL
  1944-1945, AAF 1024, USAAF 15th Army Air Force
  1945-1945, AAF 1024, POW/MIA
  1945-1946, AAF 1024, Army Garrison, Fort Indiantown Gap, PA
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 WWII - American Theater
  1944-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1944-1944 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Rome-Arno Campaign (1944)
  1944-1945 WWII - European Theater of Operations/North Apennines Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Central Europe Campaign (1945)/Victory in Europe Day (VE Day - 8May45)
  1945-1945 US Occupation of Germany (WWII)
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