Rito Fuentes Arellano

2nd Lt    0-758746    613th
New Mexico
1920 - 1944

Bombardier aboard 42-31593 (Carrie B)

Normandy cemetery, France
Plot : D , Row : 16 , Grave : 42.

     Rito was born 1920, in Santa Rita, Grant, New Mexico.

     In 1944 he arrived in England to join the 401st BG
     His last mission, Apr 20, 1944, Target: Bois Coquerel, France, no 3 engine was hit by flak.
     About 3 or 4 minutes later A/C pulled up vertically , went into a dive to about 12,000 Feet and
     then exploded.

     He was awarded with an Air Medal and a Purple Heart Medal

                       In 1944, when Rito died on the age of 23 he left behind his family :

                           His father, Pablo Arellano, age 51
                           His mother, Mariana Arellano, age 49
                           His sister, Ramona Arellano, age 28
                           His sister, Manuela Arellano , age 24
                           His brother, Theodore Arellano, age 16

Mission to Bois Coquerel, France, # 3 engine hit by flak,went into dive and exploded.
Crashed near Pont-Remy, France

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