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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.


Units served with

  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...

  • 1029th Signal Company

Associated Place

  • Wormingford

    Military site : airfield
    Wormingford was a Royal Flying Corps/RAF anti-Zeppelin aircraft Landing Ground First World War, rebuilt for the Eighth Air Force 1942-43. It was a Ninth Air Force base from 1943-44, and home to the 362nd Fighter Group. Switching back to the Eighth Air...


Event Location Date
Born Los Guajes, Mich., Mexico 23 August 1916
Emigrated to the United States with his parents, Jose M. and Josefina Pimentel Abalos Montello, NV 89830, USA 1924
Enlisted 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
Lived in Elko, NV 89801, USA 1946 – 1996
Married Jo Ellen Hammond Sweetwood 1966
Died 30 July 2007


Date Contributor Update
20 July 2018 10:08:35 Lucy May Changes to role and events

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Date Contributor Update
20 July 2018 09:53:03 Lucy May Changes to middlename, biography, events and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:57 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / roster