Matthes, Peter Richard, Maj

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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1053B-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 1053B, 41st Tactical Airlift Squadron
Service Years
1965 - 1969
Major

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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1943
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Toledo
Last Address
Toledo



Casualty Date
Nov 24, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Laos
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
16W 118

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 Unit Assignments
374th Tactical Airlift Wing7th Air Force41st Tactical Airlift Squadron
  1969-1969, 1053B, 374th Tactical Airlift Wing
  1969-1969, 1053B, 7th Air Force
  1969-1969, 1053B, 41st Tactical Airlift Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
University of Toledo
  1961-1965, University of Toledo
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-130 Hercules  
  1969-1969, C-130 Hercules
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Lt. Matthes served as an aircraft co-pilot of a C-130A. He was killed on a mission over Laos when his aircraft was shot down.

Those lost were: (profiles on USAF)

Maj. Michael D. Balamonti (navigator)
Capt. Earl C. Brown (aircraft commander)
Capt. Richard O. Ganley (navigator)
1Lt. Peter R. Matthes (copilot)
S/Sgt. Donald L. Wright (flight engineer)
S/Sgt. Larry I. Grewell (loadmaster)
S/Sgt. Charles R. Fellenz (illuminator)
Sgt. Rexford J. DeWispelaere (loadmaster)

The commingled remains of this air crew were buried in Arlington on November 28, 1995. Interred in Section 34 Site 443, Arlington National Cemetery
   
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