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Arthur Carter Beach

Arthur Beach in Calcutta, India 1944

Recent Address: Bandera, TX
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:
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron: 792nd
Location of Unit: Salina, KS
Missions Flown:
Hump Missions Flown:
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.


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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