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Arndt, Robert J.

Rank and Name, First Lieutenant Robert J. Arndt.

Unit/Placed in, 674th Bomber Squadron, 417th Bomber Group, Heavy.


Robert is born approx. on Sep. 30, 1921 in Minnesota.

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.


Robert enlisted the service in Minnesota with service number # 0-699840.


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

1st Lt.           Edward V. Atwell Jr.         Pilot

2nd Lt.          Chester N. Burns               Co Pilot

S/Sgt.           Wilford F. Schappell           Crew Chief

Other Passenger believed to been onboard aircraft.

Capt.            Randall M. Dorton Jr.        Bombardier

S/Sgt.           Haynes C. Jump                Passenger

Corp.            Dillard Harmon                 Passenger

Corp.            Paul T. Donahue                Passenger

1st Lt.           Robert J. Arndt                Passenger

S/Sgt.           Samuel F. Carter               Passenger

Corp.            Norman R. Suhr                Passenger


Robert died because they never heard of again on May 22, 1944, 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.


Robert was buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.

His remains are discovered and his final resting place now is at

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA.


Thanks to, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/417th_Bombardment_Group

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

647th Bomber Squadron
417th Bomber Group
North American B-25
Nazdab Airfield, New Guinea
Squadron Pilots
Robert J. Arndt
His rank First Lieutenant