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Harold E Arrendale

Military

Assigned to 364FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. End of War (EOW). Killed in fatal crash of C-47A 42-100829 at Cuneo, Italy. DNB. 30-Oct-45. Passenger on transfer flight from Neubiberg, Germany to Nice, France flew into mountain side killing all 15 onboard. MACR 15451.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME, PH.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 357th Fighter Group

    357th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 357th Fighter Group was the first P-51 Mustang Group in the Eighth Air Force, training with them from November 1943 at Raydon, England and entering combat with them in the February of the following year from their new base at Leiston. The Group was...

  • 364th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-100829

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Lost in fatal crash at Cuneo, Italy. 30-Oct-45. Transfer flight from Neubiberg, Germany to Nice, France flew into mountain side killing 3 man crew and 12 passengers. MACR 15451. ...

Associated Place

  • Leiston

    Military site : airfield
    Leiston's location only three miles from the North Sea Coast made it ideal as a Fighter Group air base whose job would be to escort bombers across the sea and over occupied Europe. The air base also witnessed the arrival of many very damaged Allied...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Georgia, USA 1924
Enlisted Miami Beach, FL, USA 20 February 1943
Assigned Leiston IP16, UK 19 December 1944 – 6 April 1945

Assigned to 364FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Leiston IP16, UK 27 February 1945

Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant.

End of War (EOW) Europe 6 April 1945

End of War (EOW).

Promotion Leiston IP16, UK 6 April 1945

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Died 12100 Cuneo, Province of Cuneo, Italy 30 October 1945

Killed in fatal crash of C-47A 42-100829. DNB. 30-Oct-45. Transfer flight from Neubiberg, Germany to Nice, France flew into mountain side killing all 15 onboard. MACR 15451.

Buried Colbert, GA 30628, USA December 1945

Colbert City Cemetery
Colbert
Madison County
Georgia, USA

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