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Arena, Raymond

Rank and Name, Corporal Raymond Arena.

Unit/Placed in, 41st Bomber Group (Medium), 820th Bomber Squadron.


Raymond is born approx. on 1925 in West-Virginia.

Father, Bruno Arena.

Mother, Vincencia (Morasco) Arena.

Parents born in Italy.

Sister(s), Victoria, Theresa and Yolonda Arena.

Brother(s), Joseph, Sam, Theo, Earnest and Rudolph Arena.


Raymond enlisted the service in Illinois with service number # 36654363.


Raymond ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-25 were,

1st Lt. William L. Chase               Pilot

F/O.    Thomas E. McMahon          Co Pilot

2nd Lt. Arnold M. Gamsey             Navigator/Radio Operator

Corp.   Raymond Arena                Bombardier/Gunner

Corp.   Nelson. E. Borden              Gunner

Sgt.    William Townsend             Gunner


Raymond was KIA when the plane was hit by Anti-Aircraft and crashed on July 10, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Raymond is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.


Thanks to, http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/41st_Bombardment_Group.html

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

820th Bomber Squadron
41st Bomber Group
North American B-25
Wheeler Army Air Field, Hawaii
Raymond Arena
His rank Corporal