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Arwood, Charles Eugene

Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant Charles Eugene Arwood.

Unit/Placed in, (394the Bomber Squadron, 5th Bomber Group, Heavy) 73rd Fighter Squadron, 18th Fighter Group.


Normally he was a Pilot (with 3 Crewmembers) in the 18th Fighter Group, but for the secret mission (T5) together with (6 Originally Crewmembers from the 5th Bomber Group) a crew on a B-17.


Charles is born approx. on 10 September, 1914 in Jefferson County, Washington.

Father, Charles A. Arwood.

Mother, Mattie (Archer) Arwood.

Sister(s), Ruth R. Arwood.


Charles enlisted the service in Washington with service number # 0-433776.


Charles ‘s Crew-members on-board the plane a B-17 were,

Major           John S. McBeth

Captain     John W. Ford

1st Lt.       Clifford A. Vierth

1st Lt.       John B. Farrar Jr.

2nd Lt.      Bernhard W. Ella

2nd Lt.      Charles A. Arwood

TSgt.        George H. Esler

SSgt.        Frederick H. Lewis

SSgt.        Ernest J. Mohon Jr.


Charles died when the Plane crashed during the Secret (T5) Mission on 23 July, 1942, he is honored with a Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


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

Courts 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

5th Bomber Group
394th Bomber Squadron
Charles Eugene Arwood
His rank Second Lieutenant
His unit 73rd Fighter Squadron
His unit 18th Fighter Group