Mattes, Frank George

Individual Personnel Data
Name Mattes, Frank George   
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-665319   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Special Orders #32 dated 1 February 1943
Duty Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 17 August 1943
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Lorraine American Cemetery, Saint-Avold, France: Plot G Row 12 Grave 26
Additional Information
Promoted to First Lieutenant effective 26 March 1943 per 545th Bomb squadron Morning Report dated 5 April 1943.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 292 (28.221 MB)




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Original 384th Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Mattes, Frank GeorgePilotKIA
2nd Lt. Thompson, Arthur J, JrCo-pilotPOW
2nd Lt. Wentworth, Wayne LNavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. Konefal, Adam (NMI)BombardierKIA
S/SGT. Fletter, Homer ThomasRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
PFC. Dudley, John CharlesEngineer / Top Turret GunnerTR
S/SGT. Carter, James ThomasBall Turret GunnerKIA
PVT. Hay, Thomas (NMI)Tail GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Garcia, Edward JiminezFlexible GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Thompson, John PaulFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 13 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
1 22 June 1943 Target: General Motors Truck Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Pilot 42‑3222 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
3 26 June 1943 Target: Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Pilot 42‑3222 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
4 28 June 1943 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger, France
Pilot 42‑3222 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
5 29 June 1943 Target: duNord Aircraft Works, Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Pilot 42‑3222 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
6 4 July 1943 Target: Gnome et Rhone Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Le Mans, France
Pilot 42‑3222 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
-- 9 July 1943 Location: Pilot 42‑3222 Low Squadron lead. Mission recalled.
Sortie Report
7 10 July 1943 Target: Drucat Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Abbeville, France
Pilot 42‑3222 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
10 25 July 1943 Target: Blohm & Voss Aircraft Works and Shipyard
Type: Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑3222 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
11 28 July 1943 Target: Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Pilot 42‑3222 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
12 29 July 1943 Target: Naval Base
Type: Military
Location: Kiel, Germany
Pilot 42‑3230 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
14 12 August 1943 Target: Synthetic Fuel Hydrogenation Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 42‑3222 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
15 15 August 1943 Target: Poix-en-Picardie and Amiens-Glisy Airfields
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Poix-de-Picardie & Amiens, France
Pilot 42‑3222 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
16 16 August 1943 Target: Le Bourget Airport & Air Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Pilot 42‑3222 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead, group deputy.
Sortie Report
17 17 August 1943 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Pilot 42‑3222 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. Shot down by enemy aircraft before target; crashed near Mannheim, Germany. MACR 292
Sortie Report

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