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1LT Herschel H. Mattes
Fighter Pilot
86th FBG - 525th FBS - 12th AF
KIA - 6 March 1944
His remains were not identified until 2019



  • 12th Air Force

    12th Air Force

    The 12th Air Force was established in the USA during the Second World War to provide the Army Air Force component of Operation Torch (the invasion of French North Africa) in 1942. The Air Force initially moved to England for training before...

  • 86th Fighter Group

    86th Fighter Group

    The Group was constituted as 86th Bombardment Group (Light) on 13-Jan 1942, and activated on 10 Feb 1942. It was redesignated 86th Bombardment Group (Dive) in Sep 1942, 86th Fighter-Bomber Group in Aug 1943, and 86th Fighter Group in May 1944. ...

  • 525th Fighter-Bomber Squadron


  • Herschel Mattes

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today Army 1st Lt. Herschel H. Mattes, 22, of Pittsburgh, was accounted for July 29, 2019. ...


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