|K e n s m e n : 4 3 r d B o m b G r o u p (H), 5 t h A A F|
Entered by Jack L. Matisoff's son, Alan Matisoff:
Staff Sergeant Jack L. Matisoff
Position: Nose Gunner. Flew B-17 for three missions. Crack up on 3rd mission then flew 46 missions in B-24's.
Served: Jan 1943 to April 1944
Originally from: California (Los Angeles)
Training: Enlisted in Army in 1938 (infantry). Reinlisted in Army Air Corps when war broke out. Graduated as Aerial Gunner from Air Corps Training Center, Harlingen, Texas 7 May 42.
Citations/Medals: Silver Star, Purple Heart, Air Medal with 3 bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Presidential Unit Citation, American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 3 bronze service stars, WWII Victory Medal. (taken from Military Records)
Planes: These are questions I (Alan Matisoff) would love to know.
Number of Missions: 46
Description of Missions:
Most poignant, sad or touching memory of the war:
Funniest or most fun memory of the war:
How having gone to war has affected me, what comes to
mindwhen I think
of the war: