ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 255289
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Narrative:Republic P-84B-16-RE Thunderjet 45-59575, 49th FS, 14th FG, USAF: Written off (damaged beyond repair) October 21 1948 when crashed on landing at Dow AFB, Bangor, Penobscot County, ME. Pilot named as Lt Conrad Emanuel Matson, USAF
Republic F-84B Thunderjet
|Owner/operator:||49th FS, 14th FG, USAF (49th Fighter Squadron, 14th FG, United States Air Force)|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Dow AFB, Bangor, Penobscot County, ME -
United States of America
|Departure airport:||Dow AFB, Bangor, Maine, USA (GBR/KBGR)|
|Destination airport:||Dow AFB, Bangor, Maine, USA (GBR/KBGR)|
Colonel Conrad E Mattson (1919-2001) was an American Fighter Ace. He graduated from flying school in November, 1943. Flying with the 15th Fighter Group in the Pacific during WW II, he piloted P-40, P-39, P-38, and P-51 aircraft. During the Korean Conflict, he flew with the renowned 4th Fighter Group, 225th Fighter Squadron, piloting an F-86.
Tally Record: 5 kills (one in WW II, 4 in Korea), 3 probables, 2 damaged + 4 destroyed.
Decorations: Distinguished Flying Cross with 3 Oak leaf Clusters, Air medal with 6 OLCs, Air Force Commendation Medal.
He retired in 1970 as a U.S. Air Force Colonel. Lt. Col. Conrad Emanuel Mattson, USAF (Ret), died in San Diego, California on 2 August 2001 at age 82. He was born on 19 June 1919 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]|
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