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Jack Warren Mathis
Birth: Sep. 25, 1921
San Angelo
Tom Green County
Texas, USA
Death: Mar. 18, 1943

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Mathis served as a First Lieutenant, United States Army Air Corps, 359th Bomber Squadron, 303d Bomber Group. He was awarded his medal posthumously for service Over Vegesack, Germany, on March 18, 1943. His citation reads-For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action with the enemy over Vegesack, Germany, on 18 March 1943. 1st Lt. Mathis, as leading bombardier of his squadron, flying through intense and accurate antiaircraft fire, was just starting his bomb run, upon which the entire squadron depended for accurate bombing, when he was hit by the enemy antiaircraft fire. His right arm was shattered above the elbow, a large wound was torn in his side and abdomen, and he was knocked from his bomb sight to the rear of the bombardier's compartment. Realizing that the success of the mission depended upon him, 1st Lt. Mathis, by sheer determination and willpower, though mortally wounded, dragged himself back to his sights, released his bombs, then died at his post of duty. As the result of this action the airplanes of his bombardment squadron placed their bombs directly upon the assigned target for a perfect attack against the enemy. 1st Lt. Mathis' undaunted bravery has been a great inspiration to the officers and men of his unit 
 
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 Parents:
  Rhude Mark Mathis (1885 - 1965)
  Avis Canon Mathis (____ - 1961)
 
 Siblings:
  Rhude Mark Mathis (1917 - 1943)*
  Jack Warren Mathis (1921 - 1943)
  Harrell C. Mathis (1928 - 1990)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairmount Cemetery
San Angelo
Tom Green County
Texas, USA
Plot: Block 86, Lot 10, Row 1, Plot A
GPS (lat/lon): 31.4427, -100.4524
 
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Record added: Sep 15, 2003
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