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Arnett, Charles Jay

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.


Thanks to,

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

Patrol Bombing Squadron 104 (VPB-104)
Clark Field, Luzon
Squadron Airman
His rank Aviation Man Third Class