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PFC Michael R. Arato
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Birth: unknown
Death: Mar. 24, 1944

PFC. Michael R. Arato
Hometown: New York
Unit: 1121st Quartermaster Company, Aviation
Service #32498112
Date Lost: 24-Mar-44

The Yelden crash is extensively documented within Bill Donalds book JOHN BURN ONE-ZERO-FIVE.
This ship was a radar equipped PFF (Pathfinder) and was designated to be flown by another crew of the 401st BG as lead ship in the mission to Schweinfurt. Pilot Sellers and his crew were to fly the plane from their base at Chelveston, across to the 401st BG at Deenethorpe during the early morning hours of the 24th. The ship would then have been flown by an experienced PFF crew on the mission to Schweinfurt. However the B17 crashed on take off near the village of Yeldon England, she was fully loaded with both fuel and bombs ready for the next days mission. 21 people perished in the incident, including the crew of 11 and 8 servicemen of the 1121 Quartermaster company barracked in the village. Two civilian children, Edwin Keith and Monica Ruth Phillips were killed in their families bungalow.

1121st Quartermaster Company,

Sgt. Nils S. Johnson
Sgt. Edward W. Dell
CPL. Sebastion J. Attilio
CPL. Robert Paul McClain
PFC. Michael R. Arato
PFC. Arnold N. Chipoletti
PFC. William Loren Dickerson
PFC. Frank J. Amato

 
 
Note: Entered the service from New York.
 
Burial:
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
Coton
South Cambridgeshire District
Cambridgeshire, England
Plot: Plot E Row 0 Grave 86
 
Maintained by: John Dowdy
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56287412
PFC Michael R. Arato
Added by: geoffrey gillon
 
PFC Michael R. Arato
Added by: geoffrey gillon
 
PFC Michael R. Arato
Added by: geoffrey gillon
 
 
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- rosie mcnaughton
 Added: Nov. 5, 2013
1121st Q.M. Co. (AVN). Killed at airbase Chelveston/Station 105 when B-17G Flying Fortress #42-97578 crashed on takeoff into the barracks, killed all eleven airmen aboard, PFC Arato and seven other Army personnel sleeping in the barracks, and two civilian...(Read more)
- Tim Cook
 Added: May. 1, 2013

- divadog
 Added: Aug. 10, 2010
 
 
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