Charles W. Arnett; 1919-2008; USAAF airman; Duncan, Arizona, USA

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Charles W. Arnett; 1919-2008; USAAF airman; Duncan, Arizona, USA

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1919-2008

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2nd Lt Charles W. Arnett (5 September 1919-12 March 2008) originally trained as an aircraft mechanic, later qualifying and flying as a pilot. He led the Arnett Crew (crew no. 717) on three combat missions before being shot down in the B-24 'Boomerang' (aircraft number 44-40171) on 19 May 1944. Following the crash, Arnett was captured and held as a prisoner of war in Stalag Luft III and Stalag Luft XIII. After the war he trained in agronomy and joined the Army Air Reserves. He was recalled to service in 1950.

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Duncan, Arizona, USA

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GB/153/NM/10087

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Created on: 03/12/2018 by Catherine.Collins

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