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Rank and Name, Sergeant Arlie A. Agent.
Unit/placed in, 871st Bomber Squadron, 497th Bomber Group (Very Heavy).
Arlie was born on 12 Nov. 1925 , Neshoba County, Missisippi.
Father, Lacy A. Agent.
Mother, Mary E. (Peebles) Agent.
Sisters, Evalina, Mary E., Marina G. and Dovie A. Agent.
Brothers, James C., Grady R., Kenneth L. and Arthur D. Agent.
Arlie entered the service from Cp. Shelby, Missisippi in Nov. 27, 1942 with service-number # 14151663.
Arlie was KIA during the mission the plane was attacked by several German Me- BF 109 and lack of fuel and severe damage the plane was ditched, on Jan. 28, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Air Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.
Arlie’s crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-29 were;
Capt. Dale W. Peterson Pilot
2nd Lt. Walter J. Graig Co Pilot
1st Lt. Frank L. Zylla Navigator/Bombardier
2nd Lt. Joseph R. Zecock Bombardier
2nd Lt. Donald B. Alexander Flight Engineer
Sgt.Arlie A. Agent Radar Operator
S/Sgt. Charlie G. Foster Radio Operator
S/Sgt. Tom B. Clark Central Fire Control/Gunner
Sgt. Tony Catrion Left Waist Gunner
Sgt. Bernard F. Sutton Right Waist Gunner
Sgt. Samuel B. Peterson Tail Gunner
Arlie is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.
Courts of the Missing.
Thanks to Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.
Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html