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TSGT Peter M Trunzo

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TSGT Peter M Trunzo

  • Birth 11 Jul 1924 Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 12 Sep 1944 Germany
  • Burial San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA
  • Plot O, 1148
  • Memorial ID 3642787

Peter served as a Technical Sergeant & Radio Operator on B-17G #43-38355, 863rd Bomber Squadron, 493rd Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Alameda County, California prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on April 1, 1943 in San Francisco, California. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.

Peter was "Killed In Action" when his B-17 was attacked by German aircraft and crashed in Ueplingen, west of Magdeburg, Germany during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred in Holland and was later repatriated here on April 28, 1949.

Service # 39129749

( Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )


Airmen who perished on B-17G #43-38355:

Blaydes, Edgar E ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, Indiana
Gray, Donald W ~ S/Sgt, Waist Gunner, New York
Owen, George W ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, Illinois
Trunzo, Peter M ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, California

Airmen who became POW's from B-17G #43-38355,
They all survived the war:

Fahey, Donald ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator
Fiore, Roy F ~ T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner
Gialloreto, Charles C ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner
Jorg, Luther J ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner
Tipton, L C ~ FO, Bombardier

( Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )








  • Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
  • Added: 4 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3642787
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for TSGT Peter M Trunzo (11 Jul 1924–12 Sep 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3642787, citing Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .