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