Flight Leader Johnnie “Pete” Petach of the Flying Tigers 2nd Squadron Panda Bears was killed in action in China on July 10th, 1942. He has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Flight Leader Petach entered the Air Force in September 1939. John attended Perth Amboy High School and New York University. He was the husband of Emma Jane “Red” Foster and the son of Mr. & Mrs John E. Petach.