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S/SGT  Albert J. ARREOLA

UNIT: 351st BOMB Sqdn POSITION: BTG

Albert Arreola, BTG on Lt Dille Crew

Al Arreola, BTG on Lt Dille Crew. He named their plane “THE LATEST RUMOR” 

Al Arreola , BTG on Lt Dille Crew. 

Al Arreola with Collings Foundation B-17 909

SERIAL #: STATUS: CPT
MACR:

Comments1: 25 JUL 44 ST LO

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

LT KENNETH J. DILLE               P CPT 24 JUL 44 ST LO GND SUPPORT
LT JOHN L. PASSERINO           CP CPT 25 JUL 44 ST LO GND SUPPORT
LT JOHN R. COOPER             NAV CPT 28JUL 44 MERSEBURG
LT VINCENT J. PEREZ           BOM CPT 25JUL 44 ST LO GND SUPPORT
S/SGT LEONARD M. KIRBY     ROG CPT 25JUL 44 ST LO GND SUPPORT
S/SGT GEORGE A. BAYTOS    TTE CPT 25 JUL 44 ST LO GND SUPPORT
SGT ALBERT A. ARREOLA       BTG CPT 25 JUL 44 ST LO GND SUPPORT
PVT THOMAS LAMADRID        WG NOC
SGT ANDY STANKOVICH        WG CPT 25 JUL 44 ST LO GND SUPPORT
SGT NELSON O. BERGER         TG CPT 25 JUL 44 ST LO GND SUPPORT

351ST SQDN.. CREW JOINED THE 100TH ON MARCH 1944

Crew flew  A/C "The Latest Rumor"  SN # 297126

CREW ROSTERS OF 7 MAY 44 AND 11 MAY 44 SHOW S/SGT NICHOLAS PEROVICH IN PLACE OF LaMADRID.  S/SGT PEROVICH CPT   04 MAR 45  BRUNSWICK.

Missions: (from log of Nelson O. Berger, 6/2000)

 1.  4-12-44  Recall after being over Belgium
 2.  4-13-44  Augsburg, Germany
 3.  4-20-44  Marquenneville, France
 4.  4-22-44  Hamm, Germany
 5.  4-24-44  Friedrichshafen, Germany
 6.  4-27-44  Flottameville, France
 7.  4-29-44  Berlin
 8.  5-07-44  Berlin
 9.  5-08-44  Berlin
10. 5-09-44  Laon-Couvron, France
11. 5-11-44  Liege, Belgium
12. 5-13-44  Osnabruck, Germany
13. 5-19-44  Berlin
14. 5-24-44  Berlin
15. 5-25-44  Brussels, Belgium
16. 5-30-44  Troyes, France
17. 5-31-44  Osnabruck, Germany
18. 6-02-44  Boulgue, France
19. 6-04-44  Boulgue, France
20. 6-05-44  Boulgue, France
21. 6-06-44  Caen, France-D-DAY
22. 6-07-44  Nantes, France
23. 6-12-44  Dunkirk, France
24. 6-14-44  La coulot,Belgium
25. 6-18-44  Brunsbuttlekogg, Germany
26. 6-20-44  Fallersleben, Germany
27. 6-21-44  Ruhland, Germany-Start of First Russian Shuttle Mission
28. 6-26-44  Drohabycz, Poland
29. 7-03-44  Arod, Rumania
30. 7-05-44  Beziers, France
31. 7-19-44  Schweinfurt, Germany
32. 7-20-44  Mersburg, Germany
33. 7-21-44  Ludwigshaffen, Germany
34. 7-24-44  St Lo, Northern France
35. 7-25-44  St Lo, Battle Lines in France

MEMO 2:

 Date Medal Awarded For
06/23/43 Marksmenship 30 Cal. Rifle Rifle Marksmenship
02/14/44 Bronze Battle Participation Star to ETO Ribbon Air Offensive Europe
05/04/44 Air Medal Heavy Bombardment over occupied Europe
05/19/44 Oak Leaf Cluster Exceptional meritorius achievement participating over Europe
06/10/44 Oak Leaf Cluster Exceptional meritorius achievement participating over Europe
06/19/44 Oak Leaf Cluster Exceptional meritorius achievement participating over Europe
07/15/44 Distinguished Flying Cross Propelling numerous hostile fighter attacks by excellent marksmenship.
07/30/44 Oak Leaf Cluster Exceptional meritorius achievement participating over Europe
10/24/44 Expert Carbine Rifle Expert
11/16/44 Bronze Battle Participation Star to ETO Ribbon Normandy Campaign No. 1
12/01/44 Bronze Battle Participation Star to ETO Ribbon Northern France Campaign No. 1
10/08/16 Chevalier dans l'Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur Distinguished service in France during World War II
10/15/17 Jubilee of Liberty French Jubilee 60th Anniversary commemoration of D-Day
Good Conduct Medal Exceptional behavior, efficiency & fidelity in active Federal Military

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

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AIRCRAFT: CAUSE:  

BURIAL INFORMATION

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GRAVE: CEMETERY:  

PHOTOS:

Albert Arreola, BTG on Lt Dille Crew. 

Al Arreola holding a piece of his Ball Turret after training accident Stateside. 

Al Arreola inside Collings Foundation B-17 909

 2nd Lt Kenneth J. Dille Crew. 2nd Lt Passerino, Copilot is kneeling far right. Detailed Information (Courtesy of Joan M. Passerino, Daughter of John Passerino) 
Dille crew: Front L to R: Lt. Kenneth Dille-P, Lt. Vincent Perez-BOM, Lt. John Passerino-CP.
Back L to R: Sgt. Andrew Stankovich-LW, Sgt.Leonard Kirby-ROG, Sgt Thomas LaMadrid-RW, Sgt. Nelson Berger-Tail, Sgt Al Arreola-BTG,, Sgt George Baytos-TTE.

EP-D The Latest Rumor pulling into hardstand. Photo courtesy of Al Arreola collection. 

 

SERVED IN:

Crew 1

ID: 133