Frederick B. Arner

Sgt. Fred Arner (far right), 1945
Sgt. Fred Arner (far right), 1945
Recent Address: 10310 Greenfield St., Kensington, MD 20895
E-mail Address: farner@comcast.net
Family Info: Parents: George and Laura; Children: George, Jane, Samuel, Thomas, Robert
Hometown: Washington, DC
Date Entered Service: April 19, 1943
Service Number: 15360326
Bomb Group: 444th
Squadron:
Squadron: 676th
Location of Unit: Tinian (September, 1945)
Missions Flown: 9
Hump Missions:
Targets: Osaka, Omuta, Toyohashi, Himeji, Okayama, Kure, Kagamigahara, Sendai, Utsonomiya
Awards: Air Medal
Service Schools: B-29 Electrical 1944; B-29 Gunner 1944; Lead Crew School 1945
MOS: AP Electrician Mech Gunner 1685
Rank Upon Discharge: Sgt
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-24580 Undecided
Where You a POW?:
POW Location:
Where You a Interned?:
Internment Location:
Date Transferred from the 58th: September, 1945
Date Discharged: November, 1945
Post WWII Service: Recalled reservist -- Gunner B-36, 26th Bomb Squadron, Carswell AFD SAC -- March to December 1951.
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Attorney and Chief Education and Public Welfare Division,
Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress,
Professional Staff, Ways and Means Committee, House of Representatives Consultant to Social Security Administration,
Author of two history books on Civil War
Thoughts About the 58th: In my relatively brief tenure as a Tail Gunner with the 58th Bomb Wing on Tinian, I was impressed with the total dedication of its personnel. Never has this situation been replicated during my lifetime experiences.
Comments: Crew of the Undecided: (l to r) Sgt. George Innis (Right Gunner), Sgt. P.W. Neely (CFC Gunner), T/Sgt. Darrol Davis (Flight Engineer), Sgt. Rufus Toler (Right Gunner), Sgt. Fred Arner (Tail Gunner)
Mr. Arner passed away on October 7, 2015.
Fred Arner, C. 2000
Fred Arner, C. 2000

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