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Charles Warren Arnold Jr


Assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF.

End of War (EOW).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

  • 55th Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Wittering

    Military site : airfield
    Wittering, now in Cambridgeshire, began as RFC Stamford in 1916. By the end of the First World War, it had been renamed RAF Wittering, and was used by both British and American aircraft. It had six hangars, fifteen aircraft sheds and many other...


Event Location Date
Born Abingdon, VA, USA 24 July 1922
Lived in Ashland, KY, USA 6 June 1941
Enlisted Louisville, KY, USA 14 May 1942
Crashed Scottsdale Municipal Airport (SCF), 15000 N Airport Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85260, USA 21 July 1942

Landing Accident Thunderbird Field, AZ Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Charles W Arnold, 21-Jul-42.

PT-17 41-8656 - 6AAFFTD

Assigned Wittering, Peterborough PE8, UK 23 April 1945 – May 1945

Assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF.

End of War (EOW) May 1945

End of War (EOW).


Date Contributor Update
26 November 2016 03:09:39 scouter_chuck Changes to events

Updates and Corrections, CW ArnoldIII 11/25/16 585-469-1462

Date Contributor Update
26 November 2016 02:08:56 scouter_chuck Changes to highest rank

Service records show 'Hap' was a 1st Lieutenant both before and returning from European Theatre.

CW Arnold III, son of CW Arnold Jr. (deceased 11/16/2016)

Full records available. 585-469-1462.

Date Contributor Update
07 September 2016 16:48:04 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- daughter and Kings Cliffe Memorial Edition p. 17

Date Contributor Update
26 July 2016 12:26:37 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, nickname, service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:01 AAM AAM ingest

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list