Actually, I have been corresponding with folks from the Standard Times, the ASU Library, and the San Angelo Hitorical society.They all seem to have me on sort of a hold.Mainly pending completion of the move of the library.Hopefully something will come out of all that.
Per your other questions:The Mathis brothers actually were attached to the 359th Bomb Squadron of the 303rd Bomb Group, 8th Air Force, based on the Molesworth airfield, England.They both were B17 bombardiers, and both lost their lives while on bombing rfaids over Germany. Jack was on the original crew of the 'Duchess'' aka ''Sure Stuff''.He waskilled during a raid on Vegesack Submarine Base.His airplane made it back to England, and subsequently his brother, Mark flew a few missions in the same plane, using the same bombsight. Mark was later assigned to the B17 ''FDR Potato Peeler Kids'' which was shot down after a raid on Kiel, Ger. Appaarently, Mark was missing in action.I think they both were honored by the naming of Mathis Field.All this happened within a three month period in 1943.
I aave heard that the Standard-Times ran a major article on the story, with a picture of Jack on the first page.I haven't been able to get that though.That's what I sort of have the San Angelo people working on.
I like your Web Page.You have done some fine work.
Thanks for responding to my querry.I will appreciate any info you might have as I'm attempting to put a story together as a part of my family history.