Martin Matyas

Military ROLL OF HONOUR
media-25114.jpeg UPL 25114 Martin Matyas (N) (381st BG, 534th SQ). Photo likely taken September, 1944 at Biggs AAF, TX with crew #7267.

Marelius crew personal records

Object Number - UPL 25114 - Martin Matyas (N) (381st BG, 534th SQ). Photo likely taken September, 1944 at Biggs AAF, TX with crew #7267.

Assigned to 535BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. Bob Marelius crew.
KIS 23 April 1945 on excursion flight to Ireland. 31 men were picked to go on one-week vacation to Belfast, Ireland. Crashed into 2,000- foot peak on Isle of Man.

Awards: AM, PH.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 381st Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39209643
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13086911
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12020569
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier; Togglier; Radar Counter-Measures Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12216647
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19181574 / O-?
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Hicksville, OH, USA 9 November 1922 Son of Anthony and Mary Matyas.

Enlisted

Toledo, OH, USA 11 February 1943 Toledo, Ohio

Died

Killed in Service (KIS)

Isle of Man 23 April 1945

Buried

Clay Township Cemetery, Genoa, Ottawa County, OH Re-Interred Clay Township Cemetery Genoa, Ottawa County, Ohio

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Marelius crew personal records

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Marelius crew records (Anthony Repka, nephew of 1st Lt Martin Matyas)

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / The Mighty Men of the 381st: Heroes All; 381st Bomb Group Memorial Association, March 1999; Roll of Honor

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