Arlyn Curtis Aronson

S/Sgt    17135135    614th
South Dakota
1924 - 1944

Left Waist Gunner aboard 42-38162


                    Poinsett cemetery, Kingbury, South Dakota.

Madingley cemetery, Camebridge, England.
Wall of missing
1924 - 1944

     Arlyn was born Feb 21, 1924, Oldfields, Norden, Hamlin, South Dakota.
     In Nov, 3, 1942 he enlisted to the air corps.

     In 1944 he arrived in England to join the 401st BG

     His last mission, Apr 9, 1944, target: Marienburg , Germany, the Group was attacked by a number
     of FW 190's.
     The B-17 , piloted by Lt. William R. Dawes, had its nose blown off and was seen going into the Baltic sea

     There were no survivors of the crew, which was nearing the end of its tour.

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

     In 1944, when Arlyn died on the age of 19 he left behind his family :

         His father, Albert Aronson, age 52
         His mother, Anna Aronson, age 50
         His sister, Harriet Aronson, age 23
         His sister, Edna Aronson, age 16
         His brother, Fern Aronson, age 14
         His brother, Herbert Aronson, age 11

Marienburg, located in East Prussia, was the most distant target yet bombed by the 401st.
Enroute back from the target, while over the Baltic Sea, the Group was attacked by a number of FW 190's.
AC was seen going into the sea.

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