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Adrian, Arthur C.

Rank and Name, Technical Sergeant Arthur C. Adrian.

Unit/placed in, 501st Bomber Squadron “Black Panthers”, 345th Bomber Group (Medium)”Air Apaches”.


Arthur was born  on Jun. 27, 1924  in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.


Father,Arthur H. Adrian .

Mother, Esther H. Adrian.

Sister, Eloise H. Adrian.  


Arthur entered  the service from Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania in April 12, 1943 with service-number # 33603340.


Arthur was KIA when the plane was hit while attacking  a Japanese Minesweeper, on March 21, 1945,  is honored with a  Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

Arthur’s crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-25 were;

1st Lt. lamar H. Claude Pilot

2nd Lt. Everett W. Thies Co Pilot

2nd Lt. Frank R. Born Navigator

S/Sgt. John E. Brall Engineer

T/Sgt. Arthur C. Adrian Radio Operator

S/Sgt. Harold M. Baloonier Gunner


Arthur is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial  Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Wall of the missing.


Thanks to http://www.345thbombgroup.org/ Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC,  https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.

Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

501st Bomber Squadron
345th Bomber Group
Airport Marcelino
His rank Technical Sergeant