Arlie Gerald Arneson

Military

Object Number - UPL 51446 - S/Sgt Arlie G Arneson, 334BS, 95BG

Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Bill Thomas crew. 24 x combat missions. POW

7-Apr-43, B-17 42-3090 'Taint-a-bird' force landed near Clonakilty, County Cork Ireland. Crew was safe. RTD

B-17 42-3267 ditched in Bay of Biscay out of fuel 28-Jun-43. RTD

Failed to Return (FTR) Saarlautern in B-17 42-30045 'Fight'n 'n Bit'n' 4-Oct-43; hit by flak, ditched off Bayeux, France. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 744 / 1455

Awards: AM (OLC), POW, WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

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Units served with

The insignia of the 95th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-?
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Wilder Nell II
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 95th Bomb Group 326th Bomb Squadron 334th Bomb Squadron 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: She's My Gal Fightn -n - Bitn
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Hell N Back
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Taint A Bird II
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 95th Bomb Group Base Air Depot 1 334th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Dulag Luft Grosstychow Dulag 12
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag 17b, Krems an der Donau, Austria

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Wenatchee, WA 27 January 1920 Son of Mrs A C Yates.

Enlisted

5 August 1939

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Near Krems Austria 4 October 1943 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag XVIIb.

Other

Ditched POW

Off Bayeux, France 4 October 1943

Other

Discharged USAAF

19 October 1945 Honourable discharge.

Died

Auburn, WA 8 March 2004

Buried

Mountain View Cemetery Auburn, King County, WA 11 March 2004 Mountain View Cemetery Auburn, King County, Washington

Based

Horham 4 October 1943 Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date23 Oct 2021 19:16:27
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date22 Oct 2021 16:41:40
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added POW Camp info to the POW event from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added an association to Stalag 17B per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date26 Jul 2021 21:12:02
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date8 Jan 2021 22:49:48
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C type in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:03:56
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 744 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Roll of Honor; MACR 744, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. 1 by Bishop and Hey pp. 101, 169, NARA POW web site

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