Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant Frank J. Arhar.
Unit/Placed in, 307th Bomber Group, Heavy, 424th Bomber Squadron.
Frank is born approx. on Sep. 3, 1921 in Summerhill, Pennsylvania.
Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.
Frank enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 0-709240.
Frank ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were,
2nd Lt. Jack S.M. Arnett Pilot
F/O. William B. Simpson Co Pilot
2nd Lt. Frank J. Arhar Navigator
2nd Lt. Arthur J. Schumacher Bombardier
T/Sgt. Robert J. Stinson Engineer
S/Sgt. Jimmie Doyle Assist. Engineer
T/Sgt. Charles T. Goulding Radio Operator
S/Sgt. John Moore Assist. Radio Operator
S/Sgt. Leland D. Price Gunner
S/Sgt. Earl E. Yoh Gunner
Sgt. Alexander B. Vick Photographer
Frank was KIA when on the bombing mission to Palau plane his was shot and crashed on Sep.1, 1944, he is honored with an Air Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Frank is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Frank is also mentioned at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA.
Frank also has a Memorial Grave at Saint Joseph Cemetery, Beaverdale, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, USA.
Thanks to, https://www.307bg.net/research.asp
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
His remains have been recovered and identified on February 12, 2009.
When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.