Memorial Day 2020

“The success of his mission depended entirely upon his skill, courage, and unfaltering devotion to duty.” A recently found San Mateo Times clipping, from July 11, 1942, notes this quote and posthumous award of the Flying Cross that was bestowed upon Burlingame-born, First Lieutenant Herbert C. Mayes, MIA after Midway with 27 other war heroes.

Thank you Jim Kelly, for finding the clipping, and Lee Livingston, for updating his extensive research begun a few years ago, in honor of our Veterans. For this and other updates to the original research, click on the following PDF link:May 2020 update b

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