Name: Peter Philip Renzo

Military Service Number: 12177235/722613

Neighborhood: Jamaica, Queens

DOB: February 3, 1923

Dates at Queens College: 1940 - 1942


Date of Induction to Military: April 19, 1943

Military Service Branch: US Army

Rank: Second Lieutenant


35th CTD as an Aviation Cadet

781st Bomber Squadron, 465th Bomber Group (H)

Fate: KIA March 14, 1945

Awards and Medals:

World War II Honorable Service Lapel

World War II Victory Medal

American Campaign Medal

European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign medal with 1 bronze star

Air Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Where Deployed:

Where Deceased:

Buried In: Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold, France


Peter P. Renzo was an Aviation Cadet from 19th of April 1943 to July 1943 and became an officer in the Air Corps from July 1943 until 1945. Upon service as an officer, he was assigned to the 781st Bomber Squadron of the 465th Bomber Group (heavy). The 465th played a key role in the invasion of southern France in 1944 and saw distinguished service in areas such as Italy, Germany, Central Europe and the Balkans.

One among his many awards includes the Air Medal with one oak leaf cluster. Second Lieutenant Peter P. Renzo was killed in action on 14th of March 1945. He is buried at the Lorraine American Cemetery in St. Avoid, France.


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