70 Years Later, WWII Bombardier Receives Presidential Honor

John Pedevillano and his crew were missing for a month before being taken as prisoners of war. More than 70 years later, Pedevillano has received the Presidential Unit Citation, with one Oak Leaf Cluster, for extraordinary heroism in combat. Pedevillano, a B-17 pilot, flew six combat missions before being shot down over southwest Germany on April 24, 1944. Senator John McCain, himself a former prisoner of war, awarded the presidential citation at a ceremony Tuesday at the U.S.

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