Robert L. Matias

Ed Matto - WWII
Ed Matto - WWII
Recent Address: 158 Dunnlea Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
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Family Info: Wife: Joyce; Children: Mark, Janice
Hometown: Bridgeport, CT
Date Entered Service: November 2, 1944
Service Number: 11138701
Bomb Group: Hdq. & Hdq. Sqd
Location of Unit: Tinian - March 22 1945
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Awards: Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon
Service Schools:
MOS: MOS 657 - Medical Airman
Rank Upon Discharge: Corporal
Crew Type: Flight/Ground crew
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Date Transferred from the 58th: January, 1946
Date Discharged: December 1, 1946
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Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Secondary School Teacher -- History and Geography
Thoughts About the 58th: It was a great experience for a young person. The older I get the more thankful I am that I was able to experience the operation of the 58th from Tinian, even though a Japanese straggler shot at me and missed my head by a mere fraction of an inch.Watching the missions take off and return were very meaningful experiences. The camaraderie in our 12-men squad tent still evokes fond memories. To watching the last mission of the war returning with every aircraft in formation with its landing lights on is still a vivid memory.I am very thankful for being part of the 58th Bomb Wing.
Ed Matto - WWII
Ed Matto - WWII

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