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2LT Donald T Arnold
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Birth: 1918
Death: May 5, 1943
Soda Springs
Caribou County
Idaho, USA

Second Lieutenant Arnold served with the 561st
Bomb Squadron, 388th Bomb Group from
Wendover Field, Utah.

He was one of seven Army airmen killed in the
crash of B-17F Flying Fortress #42-29562, two
miles southeast of Soda Springs, in
Caribou County, Idaho.

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NEVADA STATE JOURNAL, RENO, NEVADA, FRIDAY, MAY 7, 1943, PAGE SIX

WENDOVER ARMY FLIERS DIE IN CRASH
FOUR OTHERS INJURED AS BOMBER HITS POWER LINE

Seven army fliers from the Wendover Army Air
Base were killed early yesterday and four
others were injured when a four-motored bomber
in which they were riding crashed two miles
out of Soda Springs, Idaho.

The dead are:

2nd LIEUT DONALD T. ARNOLD, NAVIGATOR, ROUTE 7, BOX 289,
ATLANTA, GEORGIA; Staff Sgt Adolph Zuelly, 943 Main street, Tell City, Ind.; Staff Sgt. Elmer C. Barsig, 5242 Maple Avenue, St. Louis, MO; Staff Sgt. Richard L. Atkinson, 631 Long Branch Blvd., Jacksonville, Fla.; Staff Sgt. Thomas A. Smith, 411 Fifty-sixth street, New York City, New York; Staff Sgt. Floyd F. Journeay, 36 Fourth street, New Hyde Park, Long Island, N.Y;
Staff Sgt. George E. Clausius, Jr., 7923 South Harvard avenue, Chicago, Ill.

The injured were:
2nd Lieut. Dixie E. Reese, bombardier, 315 Market street, Silver City, N.M.
2nd Lieut. Melvin H. Williams, pilot, Cope, Colo.
2nd Lieut. Ardby G. Pratt, co-pilot, 108 Merrill avenue, Lowell, Mass.

Lieut. A.J. Madden, public relations officer at
the Wendover base, announced yesterday that
the plane was on a routine training flight to
Pocatello, Idaho, and that it struck a high
tension wire. Townspeople reported seeing the
bomber circle Soda Springs for an hour and a
half before it hit the line.

Soda Springs is just north of the Utah-Idaho
border, about 200 miles northeast of Wendover
and about 40 miles south of Pocatello.

Soda Springs Hotel Manager John Allis said
"everyone in the vicinity knew the plane was in
trouble, as it flew over the town a dozen times,
at least, before it crashed."

Madden said a board of investigation had been
appointed by the army to study the crash.

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Note: Entered the service from Georgia; ___ ASN O-674099
 
Burial:
Unknown
Specifically: Fulton County, Georgia?
 
Created by: Tim Cook
Record added: Feb 03, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104605637
 

 
 
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