Born 27 July 1921
Died 8 May 1944

Technical Sergeant
96th Bomber Group, 337th Bomber Squadron, 8th Air Force

Aircraft B-17G with serial number 42-97403 was on a combat mission to Berlin in Germany. The formation was attacked by 30-50 enemy aircraft. The First attack coming at 0955 and knocking down approximately 5 aircraft. Second attack coming at 1005 and knocking down 5 more. Chutes were seen but could not be identified to any particular aircraft The aircraft 403 crashed near Blender and T/Sgt Mathis buried at the Jewish Cemetery Noya on 10 May 1944. He was reburied at the American War Cemetery, Neuville-en-Condroz in Belgium. He is now buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, 34, 4160.

Crew members
Pilot, 2nd Lt Milton Fancher
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt Olin R. Kuhn
Navigator, 2nd Lt Samuel O. Archer
Bombardier, 2nd Lt Clifton M. Dover
Engineer, T/Sgt Howard H. Mathis
Radio Operator, T/Sgt Gerald W. Amon
Assistant Engineer/Right Waist Gunner, S/Sgt George F. Parkinson
Assistant Radio Operator/Ball Turret Gunner, S/Sgt James Young
Armored/Tail Gunner, S/Sgt Leon W. Greco
Left Waist Gunner, S/Sgt Cecil D. Rudder

  • Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 27 July 1921
  • Date of death: 8 May 1944
  • County: Cocke
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 96th Bomber Group, 337th Bomber Squadron
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Middle Panel
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