669th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

1Lt. Peter NMI Dontas

Pilot,  O-806236

Killed In Action - Aug 8, 1944

669th Bombardment Squadron (L)

WWII-Medal

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      Born: 22-Nov-1921, Clear Creek, Carbon County, Utah

Entered Military Service: Date: 13-Aug-1942 From: Salt Lake County, Utah

Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah, Plot: S_192_8

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Peter Dontas was born November 22, 1921, in Clear Creek, Utah, the second child (and second son) born to Nicholas and Katherine Mary Gourdin Dontas. He attended the University of Utah. He was shot down over France during World War II. Following the war, Lt. Dontas' body was sent home for burial in Salt Lake City (2 June 1949).

Extracted from Find A Grave.com





Notes:
A/C Last Sighted. Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft.

Description:
Another plane out of that first flight also went down. The plane caught on fire when it was hit by flak after leaving the target; it was seen to lose a wing and then explode. Lt. Peter Dontas was the pilot. Staff Sergeants A.L. Nielsen and W.E. Fields were the gunners. One chute was seen to come out of the plane. The crew is listed as MIA.
(416th BG History 1944)

See also MACR 7794 and Mission # 117




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The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, Utah) 10 Sep 1944, Sun Page 17
The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, Utah) 01 Jun 1949, Wed Page 14
The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, Utah) 10 Sep 1944, Sun Page 16
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Rosters Of WW II Dead
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Source information can be viewed at WWII Military Service Fatalities Sources

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