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Armacost III, Arthur Clayton

Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant Arthur Clayton Armacost III.

Unit/Placed in, 63rd Bomber Squadron, 43rd Bomber Group, Heavy.


Arthur is born approx. on 1923 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Father, Arthur C. Armacost II.

Mother, Alice M. (Bear) Armacost.

Sister(s), Alice M. (Bear) Armacost.


Arthur enlisted the service in Ohio with service number # 0-801750.


Arthur ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were,

1st Lt.          William M. Hafner             Pilot

2nd Lt.          Arthur C. Armacost           Co Pilot

2nd Lt.          David R. Eppright              Navigator

2nd Lt.          Charles F. Feucht               Bombardier

T/Sgt.          James G. Lasellof               Engineer/Gunner

S/Sgt.           Wilburn W. Rozzel             Asst. Engineer/Gunner

T/Sgt.          Alfred W. Hill                   Radio Operator

S/Sgt.           William C. Cameron           Armor Gunner

T/Sgt.          Raymond S. Cianeros         Radar Operator/Gunner


Arthur was KIA when he was on a armed recon mission, in a short radio contact, nothing seem with trouble but they never returned on Nov. 5, 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, 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 is recovered and got his Resting Place at Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA.


Thanks to, http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/43rd_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


2LT Armacost’s remains were recovered and interred at Arlington National Cemetery. His name is permanently inscribed on the Tablets of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial.

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.

63rd Bomber Squadron
43rd Bomber Group
Airfield Dobodura, New Guinea
Bomber group & Squadrons
Arthur Clayton Armacost III
His rank Second Lieutenant