Arlyn Curtis Aronson
S/Sgt 17135135 614th
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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