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Arnoldus, Robert Thermond

Rank and Name, Major Robert Thermond Arnoldus.

Unit/Placed in, Headquarters Squadron, 468th Bomber Group, Heavy.


Robert is born approx. on 9 July, 1917 in Oregon.

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.

Spouse, Dorothy B. Arnoldus.


Robert enlisted the service in Oregon with service number # 0-412133.


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

Colonel         Ted S. Faulkner                Pilot

1st Lt.          Maurice E. Eigler              Co Pilot

Major           Robert T. Arnoldus           Navigator

Major           Harve N. Johnson             Bombardier

1st Lt.          Harry H. Peterson             Radar Operator

F/O.            Edward J. Kennedy           Engineer

Sgt.             William Glibbon               Radio Operator

Sgt.             Ward Miller                    Central Fire Control /Gunner

S/Sgt.          Buster Westbrook             Left Gunner

S/Sgt.          Hubert B. Gruber             Right Gunner

S/Sgt.          Emerald T. Queen             Tail Gunner

Passenger     John Andrew                  War Correspondent


Robert was KIA  on the Mission to the Singapore Naval base and for reason unknown, they saw the plane crash at Bengal Bay on 5 November, 1944, he is honored with an Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


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

Walls of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Summerville Cemetery,

Summerville, Union County, Oregon, USA.


Thanks to, https://pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-29/42-6370.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

His unit Headquarters Squadron, 468th Bomber Group
793rd Bomber Squadron
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Khargapur Airfield, India
Robert Thermond Arnoldus
His rank Major
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