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Guy Everett Arnold

Military

Assigned to 343FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF.
Completed (End) Tour of Duty (ETD).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

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. ...

  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Group
    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...

  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...

  • 343rd Fighter Squadron
  • 354th Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Steeple Morden

    Military site : airfield
    Originally used from 1940 as a small, grass airfield, satellite for nearby RAF Bassingbourn, Steeple Morden was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in August 1942 as a potential bomber base. It was used briefly by the 3rd Photographic Group during the...

  • Wormingford

    Military site : airfield
    Wormingford was a Royal Flying Corps/RAF anti-Zeppelin aircraft Landing Ground First World War, rebuilt for the Eighth Air Force 1942-43. It was a Ninth Air Force base from 1943-44, and home to the 362nd Fighter Group. Switching back to the Eighth Air...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Sanilac County, MI, USA 7 February 1922
Enlisted Detroit, MI, USA 21 November 1942
Assigned Wormingford, Colchester CO6, UK 23 March 1945 – 29 October 1945

Assigned to 343FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promoted Wormingford, Colchester CO6, UK May 1945

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Transferred Steeple Morden, Royston SG8, UK 29 October 1945 – 8 November 1945

Transferred to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK 8 November 1945

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Died Lewistown, PA 17044, USA 15 January 1984
Buried Mount Rock Cemetery Lewistown Mifflin County PA 18 January 1984

Mount Rock Cemetery
Lewistown
Mifflin County
Pennsylvania, USA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 April 2021 16:59:09 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/659631743
https://www.fold3.com/record/45396401/guy-arnold-social-security-death-i...
https://www.fold3.com/record/624003508/guy-arnold-1922-veterans-affairs-...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/90109034/guy-e-arnold

Date Contributor Update
07 September 2016 16:54:58 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
- WWW.55th.org roster

Date Contributor Update
26 July 2016 17:13:24 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/84481743_guy_e%20arnold/details/
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Arnold&GSfn=Guy&GS...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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