Arnold S Abalos


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.


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Units served with


Lieutenant-Colonel Elwyn G. Righetti of the 338th Fighter Squadron, 55th Fighter Group stands beside his P-51 Mustang, "Katydid". Print signed 'Best of everything your big loud Elwyn', 1944-1945.
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Bures / RAF Wormingford / RFC Wormingford / USAAF Station 159 / Wormingford Landing Ground


Event Location Date Description


Los Guajes, Mich., Mexico 23 August 1916


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


30 July 2007


Emigrated to the United States with his parents, Jose M. and Josefina Pimentel Abalos

Montello, NV 89830, USA
Elko, NV 89801, USA


Married Jo Ellen Hammond Sweetwood


Date20 Jul 2018 10:08:35
ContributorLucy May
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Date20 Jul 2018 09:53:03
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Date27 Sep 2014 18:03:57
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / roster