Arnold Abalos was born in Mexico and emigrated to the United States with his parents at age 8 or 9. The family settled in Elko, Nevada. Arnold enlisted in November 1941 and served overseas with the 1029th Signal Company, attached to the 55th Fighter Group. He was promoted to the rank of Technical Sergeant by the war's end.
After the war, Arnold returned to Elko and started working for the State of Nevada. He married Jo Ellen Hammond Sweetwood in 1966 and they had 7 children. He retired from his job at the Nevada Youth Training Center in the early 1980s.
Units served with
The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...
Military site : airfield
Wormingford was a Royal Flying Corps/RAF anti-Zeppelin aircraft Landing Ground First World War, rebuilt for the Eighth Air Force 1942-43. It was a Ninth Air Force base from 1943-44, and home to the 362nd Fighter Group. Switching back to the Eighth Air...
||Los Guajes, Mich., Mexico
||23 August 1916
|Emigrated to the United States with his parents, Jose M. and Josefina Pimentel Abalos
||Montello, NV 89830, USA
||Salt Lake City, UT, USA
||13 November 1941
|Arrived back in New York from Le Havre on troop ship 'Argentina'
||New York Harbor, United States
||9 December 1945
||Elko, NV 89801, USA
||1946 – 1996
|Married Jo Ellen Hammond Sweetwood
||30 July 2007