306th Bomb Group

Sen. John McCain and Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry O. Spencer congratulate 2nd Lt. John Pedevillano, a WWII Army Air Corps B-17 bombardier, during a ceremony in his honor, in Washington, D.C., July 7, 2015. McCain and Spencer presented Pedevillano with the Presidential Unit Citation with one oak leaf cluster. He is the last survivor of his WWII unit. (Credits: U.S. Air Force photo/ Scott M. Ash)

2Lt. John R. Pedevillano receives Presidential Unit Citation

John R. Pedevillano John Robert Pedevillano served as a bombardier with the 306th Bomb Group. He was shot down on his sixth mission on 24 April 1944. He was flying in B-17 (serial number 42-31768 and nicknamed ‘Miss Carriage’), which crashed, and he was taken as a Prisoner of War (POW). Presidential Unit Citation award A …

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