Rito Fuentes Arellano
2nd Lt 0-758746 613th
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
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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