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Darwin Eugene Arnold

Military

Darwin Arnold was Co-Pilot on the Warren Hawes Crew (Crew Number 18) in the 390th Bomb Group. He flew most missions on B-17 #42-31717 “HELLS BELLS”.

Service

People

  • Andrew Archiopoli

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 390th Bomb Group
    Andrew Archiopoli was Bombardier on the Warren Hawes Crew (Crew Number 18) in the 390th Bomb Group. He flew most missions on B-17 #42-31717 “HELLS BELLS”.

  • Walter Backman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Walter Beckman was Navigator on the Warren Hawes Crew (Crew Number 18) in the 390th Bomb Group. He flew most missions on B-17 #42-31717 “HELLS BELLS”.

  • Johnny Enlow

    Military | Engineer/Top Turret gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Johnny R. Enlow was Flight engineer/Top Turret gunner on the Warren Hawes Crew (Crew Number 18) in the 390th Bomb Group. He flew most missions with the Hawes crew on B-17 #42-31717 “HELLS BELLS”. In total, he flew 41 missions in two tours. He was shot...

  • Warren Hawes

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Warren Hawes was Pilot of Crew Number 18 in the 390th Bomb Group. He flew most missions on B-17 #42-31717 “HELLS BELLS”.

  • Charles Kane

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Charles Kane was Right Waist gunner in the Warren Hawes Crew (Crew Number 18) in the 390th Bomb Group. He flew most missions on B-17 #42-31717 “HELLS BELLS”.

  • Elvis Lehman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Elvis Lehman was Left Waist gunner in the Warren Hawes Crew (Crew Number 18) in the 390th Bomb Group. He flew most missions on B-17 #42-31717 “HELLS BELLS”.

  • Mark Overstreet

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Mark Overstreet was a Tail gunner and had flown a number of missions with the Warren Hawes Crew (Crew Number 18) in the 390th Bomb Group. He flew most missions with that crew on B-17 #42-31717 “Hells Bells”. Shot down 20 April 1944 in B-17 #42-37890 ...

  • Howard Reppert

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator / Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Howard Reppert was Radio Operator/Gunner in the Warren Hawes Crew (Crew Number 18) in the 390th Bomb Group. He flew most missions on B-17 #42-31717 “HELLS BELLS”.

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Units served with

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 568th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31717

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/12/43; Kearney 24/12/43; Prestwick 15/1/44; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-A] Framlingham 17/1/44; Missing in Action [14m] Berlin 8/3/44 with Paul Quillin, Co-pilot: Harmon Jordan, Navigator: Jake Simonitsch, Bombardier: Ray Jabara,...

Associated Place

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 30 December 1917

Harkins, Saunders County, Nebraska

Enlisted 23 December 1940
Lived in June 1945

Fairbury, Jefferson County, Nebraska

Died 15 August 1993

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 July 2020 09:10:51 ED-BB Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

NARA WWII Enlistment records
WWII Draft Card
Veterans Affairs BIRLS death File
2005 e-mail correspondence with fellow crew member Johnny Enlow's nephew Troy

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.390thspace.com/missions.php?name=Arnold%2C+Darwin+E

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