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Archibald Mathies
Birth: Jun. 3, 1918
Stonehouse
South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death: Feb. 20, 1944
Polebrook
Northamptonshire, England

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Sergeant in the United States Army Air Corps in the 8th Air Force. He was a Engineer and Ball Turret Gunner on a B-17. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on February 20, 1944 over enemy occupied Europe. He was killed in action. His citation in part reads "After observing the distressed aircraft from another plane, Sgt. Mathies' commanding officer decided the damaged plane could not be landed by the inexperienced crew and ordered them to abandon it and parachute to safety. Demonstrating unsurpassed courage and heroism, Sgt. Mathies and the navigator replied that the pilot was still alive but could not be moved and they would not desert him. They were then told to attempt a landing. After two unsuccessful efforts, the plane crashed into an open field in a third attempt to land. Sgt. Mathies, the navigator, and the wounded pilot were killed." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Burial:
Finleyville Cemetery
Finleyville
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Mar 05, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7236403
Archibald Mathies
Added by: Don Morfe
 
Archibald Mathies
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