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Warren B Matthew
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Birth: Oct. 1, 1914
Death: Jul. 6, 1988

From Humboldt, MN
Earned the Distinguished Flying Cross at the Battle of the Coral Sea

"For heroism and extraordinary achievement as Commander of a patrol plane in combat with enemy Japanese forces in the South Pacific area on October 25, 1942. Contacting a large Japanese Naval force, LTJG Matthew, in spite of continuous anti-aircraft fire, closed upon the enemy and obtained and transmitted vitally important information as to the composition, course and speed of the hostile units. Attacked by 3 enemy seaplanes, he maneuvered with such skill and fought off the assault with such fearless courage that he suceeded in destroying one hostile plane and in eluding the other two. With his own ship riddled by bullets, the port engine hit and her starboard propeller damaged, LTJG Matthew flew back to his base and landed his entire crew without injury. His subperb airmanship and dauntless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service." 
 
Inscription:
CDR US Naval Air Force WWII
 
Burial:
Santa Barbara Cemetery
Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County
California, USA
 
Created by: ShaneO
Record added: Aug 24, 2008
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