Rank and Name, Aviation Ordnance Man Third Class Charles Jay Arnett.
Unit/Placed in, Patrol Bombing Squadron 104 (VPB-104), United States Navy.
Charles is born approx. on Nov. 4, 1919 in Sioux City, Iowa.
Father, Jahue Arnett.
Mother, Ethel L. (Fleming) Arnett.
Sister(s), Vivian E. and Lauretta B. Arnett.
Brother(s), Walter E. Robert P. and Gordon J. Arnett.
Spouse, Leonore (Weekley) Arnett.
Daughter, Karen K. Arnett.
Son, Dwayne K. Arnett.
Charles enlisted the service in Iowa with service number # 8594872.
Charles Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a PB4Y-1 were,
Lt. Richard S. Jameson
Lt.Jg. Eugene S. Erskine
Ensign David W. Lanquist
Amm3. James W. Garrison
Aom3. Charles J. Arnett
Arm3. Roger H. Skews
Arm2. William H. Ridge
Arm3. Donald G. Fanneli
Amm3. Willard S. Dodsworth
Amm2. George T. Schoenwalder Jr.
Amm3. Louis F. Morris
Charles was KIA on a combat mission to Japan, when they had a malfunction on one off the engines after Take-off, and the plane exploded on crash on May 19, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Charles is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
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