|Birth: ||Nov. 4, 1920|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 22, 1944|
Staff Sergeant (SSgt) Linnie Arrowood. Linnie considered Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee his home and was a graduate of Science Hill High School, Class of 1938. He enlisted in the United States Army at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia on 6 October 1942 and was assigned to the United States Army Air Forces. After basic and advanced training, Linnie was attached to the 410th Bomb Squadron, 94th Bomb Group (Heavy), 4th Bomb Wing, 8th Air Force.
His unit was based out of United States Army Air Force Station 468/Royal Air Force Station Rougham in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England. Linnie's duties to his crew were as Flight Engineer and while in enemy territory he manned the top turret gun on B-17G Flying Fortress #42-31120. On a bombing mission to Brunswick, Germany on 23 March 1944, his aircraft was shot up over the target and they were limping home when over the English Channel it started to break up and crashed into the channel. Linnie and the entire crew of 10 were never seen again. He participated in the Unit Campaign of Air Offensive, Europe that lasted from 4 July 1942 to 5 June 1944.
He was 23 years old and the son of Reverend Samuel A. Arrowood and Sarah Elizabeth Whaley. Linnie was married to Maedell Bradley and they had one daughter.
*See Linnie's crew photo for a listing of the men whom were lost that fateful day of 23 March 1944. You'll have to click the view all images below the add a photo button.
He is also listed on the Tablets of the Missing at the Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England, United Kingdom.
Samuel Arwood (1863 - 1953)
Sarah Elizabeth Whaley Miller Arrowood (1880 - 1980)
Maedell Arrowood Tipton (1924 - 1999)*
James W. Arrowood (1885 - 1960)**
Granville Grant Arrowood (1887 - 1954)**
Sarah Isabell Arrowood Barnett (1888 - 1971)**
John Henry Arrowood (1892 - 1958)**
Quinter Arrowood (1894 - 1972)**
Essie Arwood Greene (1900 - 1995)**
Edmond Harrison Arrowood (1901 - 1971)**
Mack Bernie Arrowood (1902 - 1971)**
Anna May Arrowood Burchfield (1913 - 2001)**
Linnie Arrowood (1920 - 1944)
Linnie Arrowood (1920 - 1944)*
Note: Tablets of the Missing, Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England, UK
Mountain Home National Cemetery
Plot: Memorial Marker; Section MA, Site 17
Maintained by: Allen D. Jackson, USAF (...
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
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