Incident Republic F-84B Thunderjet 45-59575, 21 Oct 1948
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Type:Silhouette image of generic f84 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Republic F-84B Thunderjet
Owner/operator:49th FS, 14th FG, USAF (49th Fighter Squadron, 14th FG, United States Air Force)
Registration: 45-59575
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Dow AFB, Bangor, Penobscot County, ME -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Dow AFB, Bangor, Maine, USA (GBR/KBGR)
Destination airport:Dow AFB, Bangor, Maine, USA (GBR/KBGR)
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

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.




Revision history:

02-May-2021 08:49 ASN archive Added
08-Jan-2023 01:45 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
28-Jan-2023 04:13 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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