Barry J. Arnold

NAME
Barry Justin Arnold
(aka Justin Barry Arnold)
NICKNAME
MCSN
331529
HOME OF RECORD
1526 Newton Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN
NEXT OF KIN
Mother, Mrs Leona Arnold
DATE OF BIRTH
October 2, 1922
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
December 13, 1941
DATE OF LOSS
September 14, 1942
REGION
Solomons
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Guadalcanal
CASUALTY TYPE
Killed in Action
UNIT
VMSB-232
DUTY
Pilot
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
Private Arnold was a radioman/gunner with VMSB-232, the Red Devils, stationed at Henderson Field, Guadalcanal. On afternoon of 14 September 1942, he took off in SBD-3 BuNo 4667 for a routine sector search. The aircraft suffered a failure of an unknown type, and was seen to crash into the sea at about 1700 hours.

Arnold and his pilot, 2Lt. Yale W. Kaufman, were killed in the incident. Neither man’s body could be recovered.

INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Private
STATUS OF REMAINS
Not Recovered.
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

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