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Robert Edson Arnold


Shot down 25 Feb 1944 in B-17 #42-31416 on mission to Regensburg, GR, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2576.


Units served with

  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 20th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31416

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/11/43; Assigned 20BS/2BG Amendola 10/12/43; Missing in Action Regensburg 25/2/44 with Lloyd Withers, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Albert Segal, Radio Operator: Jim Verdi [wia] (3 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Capt Bob Arnold,...


  • 8th Air Force 235 BIG WEEK - DAY 6

    25 February 1944
    On this final operation of BIG WEEK, Day 6, a combined force of 754 heavy bombers from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions are despatched to bomb the German aircraft industries at Regensburg, Augsburg, Stuttgart and Furth, Germany. Mission Summary follows: ...

Associated Place


Event Location Date
Born Buda, Bureau County, Illinois, USA 1 October 1917
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 25 February 1944
Buried Buda, Bureau County, Illinois, USA

Hopeland Cemetery


Date Contributor Update
29 July 2020 20:45:02 jmoore43 Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

Added this person per info in the A/C #42-31416 description section and in MACR 2576 and from Find-a-grave Memorial ID 66048399.