Leslie A. mathre
Leslie Amlund “Les” Mathre was born Nov. 8, 1922 to Lewis J. and Sophie Amlund Mathre. He died Sept. 12, 2018, and is buried in Story City Cemetery, Story City, IA.
Leslie served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps 334th Station Complement and 375th Air Base Headquarters Squadrons. He served in the Pacific Theater, was a survivor of Iwo Jima, and he photographed the signing of the Japanese surrender aboard the USS Dunlap. He was a past commander of American Legion Post 59 in Story City, IA.
Story City Herald Articles
Draft Registration Card
Iowa Bonus File Application
Photos Taken by Les of the Surrender of the Bonin Islands
Photos Taken by Les of Dropping Bombs on Japan
Photos of Les
Other Photos in the Les Mathre's collection
Funeral Program - Courtesy of the Story City American Legion Post 59