Rank and Name, Private Gerard P. Arel.
Unit/Placed in, 3144st Signal Corps Company.
Gerard is born approx. on July 16, 1912 in.
Father, Joseph R. L. Arel.
Mother, Albinie M. (LaFleur) Arel.
Sister(s), Emelda L. Cecile R. Beatrice, Angeline, Jeanne R. and Theresa Arel.
Brother(s), Philip L. Emil, Leonard, Rosaire, and Lionel Arel.
Gerard enlisted the service in Rhode Island with service number # 31383679.
Gerard ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a C-46 were,
2nd Lt. Leo J. Kelly Pilot
2nd Lt. Paul H. Healy Co Pilot
Sgt. Theodore S. Oja Engineer
S/Sgt. Charles W. Kiester Radio Operator
2nd Lt. Beatrice H. Memler
T3. John H. Hudson
Pfc. Thomas Adamsky T4. Fabian T. Cots
Pvt. Phillip Ingalls Pvt. Joseph E. Sintic
Pfc. Ray S. Jahnke Pvt. Harry B. Maegher
Pvt. Gerald P. Arel T4. Charles L. Mills
Pfc. Alfred J. Kvist Sgt. George E. Wells
Pfc. Edward J. Najecki Sgt. Matthew J. Clarke
Sgt. John E. Hankerson Corp. Ralph H. Howard
T5. James L. Wynn T5. William E. Anger
Pvt. Maximo Magboo Pfc. Johannes Hurtle
Pfc. Lyle I. Turner Corp. William H. Avers
Pfc. Harold W. Weltick Sgt. Audie H. Bishop
S1c. Rudolph L. Zakrzawski Pfc. James R. Twitchel
Pfc. Paul E. Gilley T5. Clyde C. Collins
Pvt. Virgil H. Fredrickson Pvt. Clarence H. White
Gerard died when during the Evacuation flight the plane crashed in the Philippine Sea on March 12, 1945, he is honored with a Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Gerard is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
He has also a Memorial Grave at Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA.
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com