|Manny Manfredini And His Wife Helen Manfredini|
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|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 TURRENT GUNNER||Company: United States|
|Occupation after War: AIR FORCE|
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 dissevered that the pilot was dead. Natives from a nearby village began to assemble around the wreckage site. A person who I decided was en-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 shooting in his native language. I thought I had seen the end of my life but I did survive.
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