Arne Rudolph Bylund

Military

Object Number - UPL 55136 - 1LT Arne Rudolph Bylund Pilot 340th BG - 486th BS - 12th AF

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Ninth Air Force Twelfth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-25 Mitchell
  • Nicknames: The Devil's Helper
  • Unit: 340th Bomb Group 486th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-25 Mitchell
  • Nicknames: After Women, Liquor (AWOL)
  • Unit: 340th Bomb Group 486th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-25 Mitchell
  • Unit: 340th Bomb Group 486th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-25 Mitchell
  • Nicknames: Out Of Bounds
  • Unit: 340th Bomb Group 486th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-25 Mitchell
  • Nicknames: Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • Unit: 340th Bomb Group 486th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Auburn, Massachusetts 1915-08-21 Son of Bror E and Anna A [Sjolund] Bylund.
Lawrence, Massachusetts 1940-10-16 195 Bailey Street

Enlisted

Worcester, Massachusetts 1941-01-16 Arne was born in Auburn, a son of the late Bror E. and Anna (Sjolund) Bylund and lived here for many years. A decorated veteran of World War II, Arne served in the 57th Bomb Wing of the 340th Bombardment Squadron of the US Army Air Corps. He flew over 80 missions over Europe and was awarded the Air Medal and later the Distinguished Flying Cross with 8 Oak Leaf Clusters. He also enjoyed the annual reunions with his fellow flyers over the years, including attending one this past summer. Mr. Bylund retired from Worcester Wire Works, where he was a wire drawer for many years.

Died

Auburn, Massachusetts 2004-12-13

Buried

Hillside Cemetery Auburn, Worcester County, MA 2004-12-16 Hillside Cemetery Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA

Other

Combat Mission

Faenza, Italy 1944-11-17

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Santa Lucia, Italy 1944-09-09

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Padua, Italy 1944-11-05

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Castelnuovo, Italy 1944-11-06

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Carsarsa, Italy 1944-11-08

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Piazzola, Italy 1944-11-11

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Faenza, Italy 1944-11-16

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Novska, Yugoslavia (now Croatia) 1944-11-18

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Faenza, Italy 1944-11-19

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Piacenza, Italy 1944-09-12

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Rimini, Italy 1944-09-14

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Bologna, Italy 1944-09-16

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