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Arundale, Gerald W.

Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Gerald W. Arundale.

Unit/Placed in, 60th Bomber Squadron, 39th Bomber Group, Very Heavy.

 

Gerald is born approx. on 1912 in Panama Canal Zone.

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.

 

Gerald enlisted the service in Illinois with service number # 16137110.

 

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

1st Lt.          Smith L. Edwards            Airplane Commander

2nd Lt.         Donald W. Hetherington     Pilot

F/O.            Aldwyn B. Fields              Navigator

1st Lt.          James M. Engholdt           Bombardier

2nd Lt.         Oddie A Kelly                  Radar Operator

Sgt.             Clyde R. Anderson            Radio Operator

T/Sgt.          Harry W. Clarck               Engineer

S/Sgt.          Gerald W. Arundale          Central Fire Control

Corp.           Milton Jacobs                  Tail Gunner

Sgt.             Ernest J. Nyholm Jr.         Right Gunner

Sgy.             Herbert J. O’Brien Jr.        Left Gunner

Gerald was KIA due to a big Cabin Fire that later resulted to a Power Failure and they crashed on 4 May 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.

 

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

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Lisbon Cemetery, Lisbon, Kendall County, Illinois, VS.

 

Thanks to, http://39th.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

Website,

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

60th Bomber Squadron
39th Bomber Group
B-29
North Field, Guam
Combat Crew
Gerald W. Arundale
His rank Staff Sergeant