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Jack T Arnold


Jack T. Arnold, born December 7, 1921 in Dupo, Illinois. Graduated from East High in East St. Louis, Illinois, received a first alternate appointment to West Point and enlisted in the U.S. Army Infantry. Immediately after the attack on Pearl Harbor, he transferred to and accepted a commission in the Army Air Corps. He served two tours in Europe during World War II with the 323rd Bombardment Group, 456th Squadron as the Bombardier/Navigator on a B-26 Marauder, completing 74 combat missions.

See Brave Men, The Flying Wedge, by Ernie Pyle. See also, informaiton on William Collins.



  • William Collins

    Military | B-26 Marauder Pilot | 323rd Bomb Group
    Mentioning Chief Collins to any member of the 456th BS elicited an immediate smile and chuckles. "He was a character!" according to, it seems, everyone. Hands down, Chief Collins is one of the most endearing members of the 456th. He combined a sense...

Units served with

  • 323rd Bomb Group

    323rd Bomb Group

    The 323rd Bombardment Group operated with B-26 Marauders, American medium bombers. They were the first Eighth Air Force Group to fly a medium level bombing mission with this aircraft on 16 July 1943. After flying a total of 33 missions with the Eighth,...

  • 456th Bomb Squadron

    456th Bomb Squadron

    Selected Bibliography of Publications: ...


Associated Place

  • Earls Colne

    Military site : airfield
    Earls Colne was built in 1941 as an airfield for No.3 Group, RAF Bomber Command, although never used as such. Assigned to the US Eighth Air Force (as Station 358) in 1942, its 36 hardstands were increased to 50, bringing the airfield up to Air Ministry...

  • Marks Hall

    Military site : non-airfield
    Marks Hall's estate was requisitioned in 1941 for the construction of Earls Colne airfield (USAAF Station 358). ...

  • Laon/Athies

    Military site : airfield

  • Lessay

    Military site : airfield

  • Chartres

    Military site : airfield


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Date Contributor Update
10 January 2018 00:37:55 karno Changes to highest rank

Kevin Arnold

Date Contributor Update
10 January 2018 00:36:51 karno Changes to biography

Kevin Arnold

Date Contributor Update
10 January 2018 00:36:16 karno Changes to middlename, biography and awards

Kevin Arnold

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05 May 2016 23:16:18 JMF Created entry with surname, firstname, nickname, nationality, role, biography, person associations, unit associations and place associations