Rupert W ARNOLD

 

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBER18046354
AGE22 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1922
STATECOLORADO
FAMILYSingle
RANKS/Sergeant
FONCTIONGunner
JOB before ENLISTEMENTClerks, general officeCO
DATE of ENLISTEMENT15 september 1941
SQUADRON368th Bomber Squadron
GROUP306th Bomber Group, Heavy
ARMY8th Air Corps
DATE OF DEATH3 january 1943arnold rupert w tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHGuérande "Champ de la Lande" LOIRE-ATLANTIQUE
DATA PLANB-17 Fortress - type F-15-BO - s/n 41-24501
b17
Macr: 15627
Mission: St-Nazaire (44): underwater base (mission 28)
Take-off Station 111 Thurleigh, BEDFORDSHIRE
Shot by hunters and flak
Airplane evacuated parachute
CEMETERYBRITTANY AMERICAN CEMETERY de St James

Map St James American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
G151
DECORATION
Air Medalam
Purple Heart + Oak Leaf Clusterph olc
Good Conduct MedalGood Medal Conduite
European African Middle Eastern Campaing MedalEAMECampaign
American Campaign Medalamerican campaign medal
World War II Victory Medalvictory medal

 

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    306th Bomber Group, Heavy 368th Bomber Squadron

 

STORY
 

SOURCE INFORMATION & PHOTOAad.archives.gov - Facebook.comFindagrave.com - Francecrashes39-45.net
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud

Crew of B-17 Fortress - type F-15-BO - s/n 41-24501

1st Lieutenant James M FERGUSON Pilot Prisoner - Stalag 7A Moosburg O-438023 - Calhoun, MISSISSIPPI
2nd Lieutenant John B ELLIOT CoPilote Prisoner - Stalag 7A O-662225 - Kent, MICHIGAN
2nd Lieutenant Donald R GREENE Navigator Décédé - Cim Brit Am St-James O-727008 - AM+1 - INDIANA
2nd Lieutenant Robert T LEVY Bomber Décédé - Cim Brit Am St-James  O-440538 - NEW YORK
T/Sergeant Charles A EDINGER Mechanic
Gunner
Prisoner - Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf 13038328 - PENNSYLVANIA
S/Sergeant Richard G HACKWORTH Radio Prisoner - Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf 15068649 - OHIO
S/Sergeant Robert L KINGEN Gunner Prisoner - Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf 15083507 - INDIANA
S/Sergeant Earl L KERBOW Gunner Décédé - Cim Brit Am St-James 18039731 - AM/PH - TEXAS
S/Sergeant James V LOVING Gunner Prisoner - Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia 34210331 - SOUTH CAROLINA
S/Sergeant Rupert W ARNOLD Gunner Décédé - Cim Brit Am St-James 18046354 - AM/PH+1 - COLORADO - Parachute unopened
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Stèle en mémoire de l'équipage du B17 tombé sur Guérande

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