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Linnie Arrowood

Military

Linnie Arrowood was killed on 23 March 1944 in the crash in the Channel of B-17G #42-31120.
Damaged by fighters on a mission to Brunswick, Germany, the pilot had attempted to return to England but the Fortress crashed into the Channel. All 10 crew members on board are listed as MIA (Missing In Action) as their remains were never recovered. Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 3534.

Service

People

  • William Bennett

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 94th Bomb Group
    Damaged by fighters on a mission to Brunswick, GR on 23 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31120 attempted to return to England but crashed into the Channel. Killed in Action (KIA). Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Joseph Carbonella

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Damaged by fighters on a mission to Brunswick, GR on 23 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31120 attempted to return to England but crashed into the Channel. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • Julius Condron

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Damaged by fighters on a mission to Brunswick, GR on 23 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31120 attempted to return to England but crashed into the Channel. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Glenn Grant

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Damaged by fighters on a mission to Brunswick, GR on 23 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31120 attempted to return to England but crashed into the Channel. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Fletcher Johnson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Damaged by fighters on a mission to Brunswick, GR on 23 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31120 attempted to return to England but crashed into the Channel. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Walter Joselyn

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group
    Damaged by fighters on a mission to Brunswick, GR on 23 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31120 attempted to return to England but crashed into the Channel. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Rudolph Krznarick

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 94th Bomb Group
    Damaged by fighters on a mission to Brunswick, GR on 23 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31120 attempted to return to England but crashed into the Channel. Killed in Action (KIA). Krznarick's name is on the Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery.

  • Louis Machovec

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Damaged by fighters on a mission to Brunswick, GR on 23 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31120 attempted to return to England but crashed into the Channel. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • Nicholas Rosatti

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Damaged by fighters on a mission to Brunswick, GR on 23 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31120 attempted to return to England but crashed into the Channel. Killed in Action (KIA).

Units served with

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 410th Bomb Squadron

    410th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

Aircraft

  • 42-31120

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/9/43; Gr Island 5/10/43; Wilmington 13/10/43; Assigned 410BS/94BG [GL-U] Rougham 23/10/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 23/3/44 with Fletcher Johnson, Co-pilot: Glenn Grant, Navigator: Walt Joselyn, Bombardier: Rudie Krznarick,...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 275

    23 March 1944
    The industrial areas of Brunswick, Munster, Osnabruck, and Achmer, Germany as well as the airfield at Handorf, Germany become the targets for a force of 768 heavy bombers despatched by all three Air Divisions. The bomber gunner claims on German...

Associated Place

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Johnson City, Tennessee, USA 1920
Enlisted 6 October 1942

Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia

Died 23 March 1944

in the ditching of B17 42-31120

Memorialized

on the Tablets of the Missing at the Cambridge American Cemetery

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 October 2018 12:31:46 ED-BB Changes to service number, biography, events, person associations and mission associations
Sources

NARA WWII Enlistment records
WWII Casualties for Washington County, Tennessee
ABMC website

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:55 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3534 / MACR 3534, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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