Arden Grant GEARHART

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBER36158156
AGE23  yo
DATE OF BIRTH 1919 MICHIGAN
ETATMICHIGAN
FAMILYSingle
RANKStaff/Sergeant
FONCTIONGunner
JOB before ENLISTEMENTChauffeurMI
DATE of ENLISTEMENT2 july 1941 Fort Custer MICHIGAN
REGIMENT401st Bomb Squadron
DIVISION91st Bomb Group
ARMY8th Air Force
DATE of DEATH30 december 1942gearhart arden tombe
STATUSMIA
PLACE of DEATH

Atlantic Ocean Off Portsall

portsall map

CEMETERYBRITTANY AMERICAN CEMETERY of St James

Map American Cemetery in St James

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
Wall of Missing
DATA PLAN

B-17 Fortress - type F-10-BO - s/n 41-24449 LL*B

"Short Snorter"       tail A

Macr : 3265

Mission : Lorient submarine base(56) 

Takeoff: Station 121 Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire UK

Shot by hunting

 

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DECORATION
Purple Heart
 
Air Medal
Photo FDLM
 
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8AIRFORCE 91bg 401bs
STORY

Crew of B 17 Fortress 41-24449

"Short Snorter"

- 8th Air Force - 91st Bomb Group - 401st Bomb Squadron -

1stLieutenant William D BLOODGOOD Pilot Died Wall of Missing Cem Brittany(St James)
1stLieutenant Cecil R TABOR Co Pilot Died Wall of Missing Cem Brittany(St James)
1stLieutenant William S CHUBB bomber Died Wall of Missing Cem Brittany(St James)
1stLieutenant Frank T DREISBACH Navigator Died Wall of Missing Cem Brittany(St James)
Tech/Sergeant Willy H W ZEECK Mechanic Died Wall of Missing Cem Brittany(St James)
Tech/Sergeant William H STEELE Radio Died Wall of Missing Cem Brittany(St James)
Staff/Sergeant Donald VELASQUEZ gunner Died Wall of Missing Cem Brittany(St James)
Tech/Sergeant Hubert B BUCHANAN gunner Died Wall of Missing Cem Brittany(St James)
Staff/Sergeant Arden G GEARHART gunner Died Wall of Missing Cem Brittany(St James)
Staff/Sergeant William R MARKS gunner Died Wall of Missing Cem Brittany(St James)
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INFORMATION SOURCEFrancecrashes39-45.net -  8thafhs.com
PICTURE SOURCEFrédéric LAVERNHE
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud