Peter Malires was born on August 22, 1922 in East Moline, Illinois. He served in the 849th Bomber Squadron, 490th Bomber Group, Heavy as a Technical Sergeant and Radio Operator of the B-17 #43-38078 "Little Red's Wagon" aircraft. On April 19, 1945, during a combat mission at Aussig, Czechoslovakia, the plane had lost its number two engine, dropped out of the group formation and the crew was ordered to bail out. However, Lt. Norvell (pilot) and the engineer stayed with plane, jettisoned the bombs and flew eighty miles before they parachuted.
TSGT Malires was shot dead by a patrol of Hungarian soldiers between Hermanice and Bucovice when he surrendered to them in a forest after his landing. He is now buried in the Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA. His name is commemorated on a monument located at Konopiste, Czech Republic and ranked as a Sergeant.
Source of information: www.findagrave.com, www.lovecpokladu.cz, The Boys in the B-17: 8Th Air Force Combat Stories of WWII