Veterans' Memorial Project

Robert Edson Arnold

Buda, IL

World War II

College: Education

Graduation Year: 1939

Service Branch: Air Force

Rank: Captain

Date of Birth: 10/01/1917

Date of Death: 02/25/1944

Captain Arnold served with Headquarters, 2nd Bomber Group, Heavy. He was killed in a raid over Regensburg, Germany, just before he was to take over as commanding officer of his squadron. He went overseas in January, 1944. He is buried at Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupre, Belgium, Plot C Row 34 Grave 13. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

-taken from Illinois Alumni News, September, 1945, and Web site above

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