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Arnett, William Francis

Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant William Francis Arnett.

Unit/Placed in, 52nd Bomber Squadron, 29th Bomber Group, Very Heavy.


William is born approx. on Aug. 11, 1920 in Mascot, Tennessee.

Father, William F. Arnott.

Mother, Ollie C. (Jones) Arnott.

Sister(s), Mildred E. and Pearl I. Arnett.

Brother(s), Infant, Millard E. Charles T. Robert G. Edward A. and Tilford J. Arnett.

Spouse, Lois E. (Smith) Arnett.

Daughter, Linda A. Arnett.


William enlisted the service in Indiana with service number # 0-931685.


William ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-29 were,

Capt.            Jack I. Pankoff                  Pilot

2nd Lt.          Donald H. Yant                 Co Pilot

2nd Lt.          William F. Arnett Jr.          Navigator

2nd Lt.          Clemence W. Halteman Jr.  Bombardier

F/O.             William H. Isaac                Engineer

T/Sgt.          John R. Robinson               Radio/Radar Operator

Corp.            Edward J. Hennebury Jr.    Central Fire Control

Corp.            William F. Raper               Gunner

Corp.            Abraham J. Becker            Gunner

Sgt.              Irvin Leifer                       Gunner

Sgt.              George R. Lovelock             Gunner


William was KIA when an engine caught fire after take-off from Guam to a Bombing Mission in Japan on May 11, 1945, 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.


William is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.


Thanks to, http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/29th_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

52th Bomber Squadron
292th Bomber Group
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
North Field (Andersen), Guam
Nakajima Airplane Factory
DAYTON, Ohio -- 29th Bomb Group (VH) plaque in Memorial Park at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.
William Francis Arnett
His rank Second Lieutenant