World War II Veteran Waist Gunner – Peter C. Bandy lays a flower at the Greek-American VFW Post 6633 headstone. Bandy flew 35 missions in the famed “Thunderbird” B-17 Bomber. The bomber today is immortalized as a mural in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC. At 92, he can still recall key details encompassing the moments of his WW II service. “The sky is unmerciful; I don’t know how they missed us” reminds Bandy, as bombs exploded all around him.

Watch Peter C. Bandy’s interview at the Interview Series, sponsored by the Greek American Heritage Society of Philadelphia.

Memorial Day will be observed today, 11:00 am, at Fernwood Cemetery in Yeadon, PA by the Greek-American VFW Post 6633. They will host their annual service, and everyone is invited to attend. Be sure to thank those that have given so much for our freedom.