Arthur B. Whittington

NAME
Arthur Bryant Whittington
NICKNAME
MCSN
308292
HOME OF RECORD
Pomona, CA
NEXT OF KIN
Father, Mr. Montie R. Whittington
DATE OF BIRTH
November 28, 1920
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
February 7, 1941
DATE OF LOSS
June 4, 1942
REGION
Central Pacific
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Midway
CASUALTY TYPE
MIA / Declared Dead
UNIT
VMSB-241
DUTY
Gunner
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
On 4 June 1942, PFC Whittington flew as the radioman/gunner of a Vought Vindicator (SB2U-3  #2072) in a nighttime strike against the retreating Japanese fleet. Due to darkness and rain was forced to turn back.
On the return flight, Whittington’s Vindicator (SB2U-3  #2072) was seen to rapidly lose altitude and disappear. Neither he nor his pilot, Major Benjamin W. Norris, were seen again.
PFC Whittington’s remains were never found, and he was declared dead on 5 June 1943.
INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Private First Class
STATUS OF REMAINS
Not Recovered.
MEMORIALS
Pomona Cemetery & Mausoleum, Pomona, CA
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

Biography:
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Articles and Records:

All articles from the Chino Champion, 1941 – 1945.

Photo Gallery:

As president of the Chino High School Boys’ Club, 1939.

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