Rank and Name, Technical Sergeant Jan(ney) Dean Arnold Jr.
Unit/Placed in, 319th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group, Heavy.
Jan is born approx. on 11 October, 1921 in Jim Wells, Texas.
Father, Janney D. Arnold.
Mother, Bennie (Griffin) Arnold.
Spouse, Doris W. Arnold.
Jan enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 18188108.
Jan ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were,
2nd Lt. Leonard J. Hogland Pilot
2nd Lt. Harold H. Morton Co Pilot
2nd Lt. Alexander Wasilenko Navigator
2nd Lt. Melvin R. Saxon Bombardier
T/Sgt. Jan D. Arnold Jr. Radio Operator
T/Sgt. Harry E. Jones Engineer
S/Sgt. Jack W. Spiestersbach Tail Gunner
S/Sgt. Leslie E. Hoppel Nose Gunner
S/Sgt. Charles A. Derby Right Waist Gunner
Sgt. Mattie J. Szelag Left Waist Gunner
Jan was KIA on the Mission when they were attacked by enemy Fighters who shot his engine’s and the plane caught fire on 11 June, 1944, 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.
Jan is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Thanks to, https://www.90thbombgroup.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
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com