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Arthur Carter Beach


Arthur Beach in Calcutta, India 1944

Recent Address: Bandera, TX
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Family Information: Parents: James and Allie; Wife: Ivey (deceased); Doris; Children: Martha, Anita, James, Richard, and Al
Hometown: Morgantown, NC
Date Entered Service: April 7, 1942
Service Number:
O-682276
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron: 792nd
Location of Unit: Salina, KS
Missions Flown:
Hump Missions Flown:
Targets:
Awards/Decorations:
Air Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Theater Ribbon with seven Battle Stars, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific, two Overseas Bars and the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Service Schools Attended:
Military Specialty(ies): Navigator, Bombardier and Gunner
Rank Upon Discharge:
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: Member of Harold Brown's crew.
42-24858; 42-24471 (Chat'nooga-Choo-Choo)
Were you a POW? No
If so, where?
Were you interned? No
If so, where?
Date Transferred from the 58th:
Date Discharged from the 58th:
Post-WWII Military Service: Mr. Beach also served in Korea.
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

He graduated from the University of Texas and the Appalachian Teachers College. He was a pharmacist in Del Rio, a drugstore in Kerrville, Kerrville State Hospital and Sid Peterson Memorial Hospital.

Comments:

Mr. Beach passed away July 12, 2005.  He is buried at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Kerrville, TX.

 


Harold Brown crew - Arthur Beach back row, 4th from left
from the collection of Bob Becker at NEAM

 


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