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Arvin, Kenneth N.

Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Kenneth N. Arvin.

Unit/Placed in, 868th Bomber Squadron, Heavy.


Kenneth is born approx. on 1924 in Michigan.

Father, Clarence H. Arvin.

Mother, Zella M. Arvin.

Brother(s), Eugene R. and Donald C. Arvin.


Kenneth enlisted the service in California with service number # 19141516.


Kenneth ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a SB-24 were,

1st Lt.          Isaac H. Hanff                  Pilot

2nd Lt.         Damon B. Brown              Co Pilot

1st Lt.          Thomas L. Philbrick          Navigator

1st Lt.          Morris M. Zeiler               Bombardier

T/Sgt.          Floyd F. Fleming Jr.          Engineer

S/Sgt.          Kenneth N. Arvin             Asst. Engineer

T/Sgt.          Donnell L. Walker             Radio Operator

T/Sgt.          Harold B. Bowers             Radar Operator

S/Sgt.          Leslie B. Crocker               Gunner

S/Sgt.          Edward A. Brinke             Gunner

Kenneth was KIA when the plane crashed due to an Engine Failure after Take-Off on 21 Sep. 1944, he is honored with an Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


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

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to,

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

868th Bomber Squadron
Kornasoren-Airstrip, Papua Prov. Indonesia
His rank Staff Sergeant