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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army 1
Birth:
15 Aug 1920 2
1920 1
Pontiac 2
Missouri 1
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Person:
Arnold P Martin 1
Level of Education: 4 years of high school 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
15 Aug 1920 2
1920 1
Pontiac 2
Missouri 1
Male 3
Residence:
Place: Sacramento, CA 2
Place: Lutie, Mo. 2
Place: Ozark County, Missouri 1
From: 1945 2
From: 1920 2
To: 1955 2
To: 1940 2
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Birth:
Mother: Lucie Friend Martin 3
Father: Elmer Percy Martin 3
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
16 Aug 1940 1
Army Branch:
Medical Administrative Corps - For Officers only 1
Army Component:
Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men) 1
Army Serial Number:
17009538 1
Enlistment Place:
Springfield Missouri 1
Enlistment Term:
Enlistment for the Philippine Department 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 1
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Occupation:
Farm hands, general farms 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Source Information:
Box Number: 0239 1
Film Reel Number: 2.96 1

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WWII B-17 Pilot

Germany

Co-pilot 2nd Lt. Arnold Martin and crew

Arnold Martin enlisted in the USAAC on August 16, 1940.  He became an aviation cadet and was commissioned 2nd Lt. May 19, 1943.  Sent to Great Ashfield, England in August 1943.  Assigned to the 385th Bomb Group, 548th Squadron.  Co-piloted on raid over Bremen, Germany October 8, 1943.  Co-piloted the next day in B-17 "Miss Nonalee" on famous raid over Marianburg factory in Germany, October 9, 1943.  Aircraft developed engine trouble and had to turn back.  Pilot ordered the crew to bail over Denmark and all were captured.  MACR 824.  Pilot landed the B-17 and escaped.  Martin spent 15 months in Stalag Luft III.  Forced to march from Stalag Luft III to Stalag VII A in January 1945.  Liberated April 29, 1943.  Discharged from USAAC December 1946.  Joined USAFR and flew until 1950.

Liberated April 29, 1945, not 1943

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