Vernon Arthur Arneson

Military

Object Number - UPL 37626 - Lt Vernon Arneson crew, 614BS, 401BG, 8AF. Rear Row L - R : Sgt Clennie C Shults, S/Sgt Armand L Provencher, Unk, Sgt Adrian L Shutes, Sgt Edward...

Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Osccherlsleben in B-17 42-38002; hit by flak, A/C set upon by fighters, 1 x engine dead, controls shotup, baled out. 22-Feb-44. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2661

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

A pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8258) of the 401st Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: '48258 14 A, Mount Farm.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 614th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12131384 / O-809557
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 614th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-682107
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 614th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-678877
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 614th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11083958
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 614th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36724944
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 614th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Dulag Luft Grosstychow Dulag 12
Prisoners of war, including Colonel Hubert Zemke of the 479th Fighter Group at Stalag Luft I.
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft I, Barth, Germany

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Benicia, California, USA 1922-11-13 Son of Arthur C and Helena [Gonsales] Arneson.

Based

Prisoner of War (POW)

Deenethorpe 1944-02-22 Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

Baled out POW

Brunswick, Germany 1944-02-22 Failed to Return (FTR) Osccherlsleben in B-17 42-38002; hit by flak, A/C set upon by fighters, 1 x engine dead, controls shotup, baled out. 22-Feb-44. POW MACR 2661

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Barth, Germany 1944-02-27 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Enlisted

San Francisco, CA 1942-04-13

Died

Benicia, CA 1995-01-30

Buried

Benicia, CA Details as yet unknown, last resided Benicia, CA. Parents interred St Dominics Catholic Cemetery, Benicia, Solano County, CA

Revisions

Date7 Mar 2019 13:32:21
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

Key Image ID.

Date7 Mar 2019 13:30:42
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

Key Image ID.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:26:23
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2661 / MACR 2661, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces, http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=189 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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