Eino W. Mattson

Eino W. Mattson of Biwabik, Minnesota was inducted into the Army Air Corps on April 30, 1942.

He was a Staff Sergeant and an aircraft armorer-gunner in the European Theater with Air Offensive Europe in northern France.

Mr. Mattson received the: Distinguished Flying Cross with three Oak Leaf Clusters (for three subsequent awards of this decoration), Good Conduct Medal, European-African-Middle East Campaign Service Medal with two bronze battle stars, World War II Victory Medal and two overseas service bars.

He was discharged on Sept. 18, 1945.

Source: Hometown Heroes: The St. Louis County World War II Project. 196.

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