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Martin Jr. , Arthur A.

Rank and Name, Sergeant Arthur A. Martin Jr.

Unit/Placed in, 493rd Bomber Squadron, 7th Bomber Group (Heavy).

 

Artur is born 1920 in France.

 

Father, Arthur Martin.

Mother, Yvonne Martin.

 

Arthur enlisted the service in Michigan with service number # 36163504.

 

’s Crew-members and position on-board the plane a B-24 were,

 

1st Lt. Donald E. Blair        Pilot

2nd Lt. Adrian P. Payne      Co Pilot

2Nd Lt. Paul R. Kuhns          Navigator

2nd Lt. Nicholas Stumpf       Bombardier

S/Sgt. Everett F. Whitten   Engineer

Pfc.     Leo E. Sorenson       Radio Operator

Sgt.    Arthur A. Martin Jr.          (Tail)Gunner

S/Sgt. Benjamin J. Cassmer         (Top Turret)Gunner

Pfc.     Thomas McLean                (Waist)Gunner

Pfc.     Marlin E. Kinter                (Waist)Gunner

 

Arthur was KIA on the mission to Moulmein, Burma they were attacked by Japanese Fighters, and made a turn into the clouds and never heard off on Oct 22, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Cemetery in Saint James, Department de la Manche, France.

 

Thanks to http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/7th_Bombardment_Group.html http://www.cbi-history.com/part_vi_7th_bomb_gp-3.html Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov

P.O.W. info, Wes Injerd and Dwight Rider, http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html  AirForce, Rolland Swank NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org

Philippine Scouts Heritage Society,http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/   

Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org    

Hendriks Webdesign, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

 

https://www.schifferbooks.com/death-from-above-the-7th-bombardment-group-in-world-war-ii-5477.html

 

B-24J #44-40588

493rd Bomber Squadron
7th Bomber Group
B-24
diary
Pandaveswar Airfield, India
Far East Air Forces
His rank Sergeant