Army Badge
  • Name: Peter Ober Mitchell II
  • Location of Birth: Taconite, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: August 1, 1922
  • Date of Death: September 30, 1980
  • Parents: Peter Mitchell & Mae (Marvin) Mitchell
  • High School and Class: 1941 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: CPL (Corporal)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: April 3, 1943
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: December 14, 1945
  • Place of Discharge:
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Arizona
    Name: Peter Ober Mitchell
    Race: White
    Age: 19
    Birth Date: August 1, 1922
    Birth Place: Coleraine, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Clifton, Greenlee, Arizona, USA
    Registration Date: June 30, 1942
    Employer: Phelps Dodge Corp., Morenci, Greenlee, Arizona
    Weight: 160
    Height: 5-9
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Marvin Mitchell, Coleraine, Minnesota

    Newspaper article: February 1945 – “Peter O. Mitchell, son of Mrs. May Tregillis of Coleraine, graduated recently from aircraft mechanics school at Truax Field, Madison, Wis. His wife and daughter are living in Coleraine for the duration of the war.”

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    Peter O. Mitchell married Ruth Frances Harris in 1941 in Minnesota. He was a member of Bovey Moose Lodge, and a member of Grand Rapids American Legion.

    Peter died at Itasca Memorial Hospital in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota (Block 142). He is survived by his wife, Frances; three daughters, Ruth Mitchell; Janet (Robert) Casey, and Patty Mitchell; two sons, Terry and Peter Mitchell; one sister, Nola (Clarence) Stangler; six brothers, Mac, Marvin, Ben, David, Paul, and Dean Mitchell; and fifteen grandchildren.

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