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Arel, Gerard P.

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

Medical Personel;

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.


Thanks to,

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

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

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


Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

His unit 3144th Signal Corps Company
DAYTON, Ohio - 433rd Troop Carrier Group memorial bench at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)
433rd Troop Carrier Group
Curtiss C-46 Commando
Elmore Airfield
His rank Private