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
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com