Arnett, Jack Sterling M., 2nd Lt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
M 1092-Pilot, B-24
Last AFSC Group
USAAF
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 424th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
Service Years
1942 - 1944
Second Lieutenant

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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Friendly and/or Charleston, West Virginia
Last Address
Wakde Island, New Guinea

Casualty Date
Sep 01, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Palau
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 60 Grave 9440

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 Unit Assignments
Aviation Cadet Flight School307th Bombardment Group, Heavy424th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1942-1942, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1944-1944, 307th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1944-1944, 424th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Peleliu
 Colleges Attended 
Auburn University
  1937-1941, Auburn University1
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-24 Liberator  
  1943-1944, B-24 Liberator
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Last Known Activity
He was killed when his B-24J was hit by enemy flak and crashed into the sea between Koror and Babelthuap Islands in the Palaus. His aircraft and the crew's remains, except for 3 who parachuted out and were captured and executed by the Japanese, were recovered in 2004. His commingled remains are buried in Arlington. Other of his remains were cremated and some are buried in Friendly Cemetery, Friendly, WV and some at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Orlando, FL. He is also listed on the Tablets of the Missing, Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Philippines.
   
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Enlistment record
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=44067856
   
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