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Arnold, Gordon W.

Rank and Name, Flight Officer Gordon W. Arnold.

Unit/Placed in, , 501st Bomber Squadron “Black Panthers”, 345th Bomber Group (Medium)”Air Apaches”.


Gordon is born approx. on Dec. 9, 1921 in New York.

Father, Henry J. Arnold.

Mother, Jean S. Arnold.

Half-brother(s), Nasta and ?? Arnold.


Gordon enlisted the service in Connecticut with service number # T-124481.


Gordon was KIA on the Mission when his position was hit by Gunfire/FLAK, he was the only crewmember that died on the flight on 13 January 1945, 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.


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

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, http://www.345thbombgroup.org/

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

501st Bomber Squadron
345th Bomber Group
B-25 Mitchell
Clarkfield, Luzon
His rank Flight Officer