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Joseph Mathias of the 437th Troop Carrier Group as an Aviation Cadet



  • 437th Troop Carrier Group

    437th Troop Carrier Group

    Constituted as the 437th Troop Carrier Group on 15 April 1943, it was activated on 01 May 1943 in Dunnellon, FL. They trained with C-46 and C-47 aircraft for duty overseas with the Ninth Air Force. They moved to England during January and February of...

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  • Joseph Mathias

    Military | Flight Officer | Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 1026 – Glider Pilot
    He registered for the WW II draft on 30 June 1942, and he was listed as employed by Norfolk Flying Service, Glenrock Airport, Norfolk, Virginia. He was 5' 8" tall; weighed 130 pounds; had brown hair, brown eyes and a 'ruddy’ complexion. ...


Date Contributor Update
13 October 2020 12:23:26 Emily Created entry

Re-upload of UPL 45241 which uploaded with fault

Image originally uploaded by user jaxticotribute and provided to them by Joe Mathias' family