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2Lt Arthur Clayton Armacost, III
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Birth: 1923
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 5, 1943, Papua New Guinea

2nd Lt. Arthur C. Armacost's remains were recovered in 2006 and he now rests in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until January 15, 1946.

Arthur served as a Second Lieutenant & Co-Pilot on B-24D #42-40972, 63rd Bomber Squadron, 43rd Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Hamilton County, Ohio prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on June 15, 1942 at Patterson Field, Fairfield, Ohio. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Actor and also as Single, without dependents.

Arthur was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-24, which took off from Dobodura Airfield on an armed reconnaissance mission to shadow a ten vessel convoy off Kavieng, crashed near the village of Imon, roughly 45 miles north of Lae, during the war.

His B-24D #42-40972, in their last message, reported "Three direct hits on a CL [Light Cruiser] or CA [Heavy Cruiser], 0.3005 15100E target destroyed".

He was awarded the Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-801750

Arthur also has a "Cenotaph" in the Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
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His name is permanently inscribed on the Tablets of the Missing here at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial.

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


Airmen who perished on B-24D #42-40972:

Armacost, Arthur C, III ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, OH
Cameron, William C ~ S/Sgt, CA
Cisneros, Raymond S ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, TX
Eppright, David R ~ 2nd Lt, MO
Feucht, Charles F ~ 2nd Lt, OH
Hafner, William M ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, VA
Hill, Alfred W ~ T/Sgt, TX
Lascelles, James G ~ T/Sgt, NY
Rozzell, Wilburn W ~ S/Sgt, OK

Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

Family links: 
  Arthur Clayton Armacost (1899 - 1926)
  Alice Myra Bear Armacost (1900 - 1986)
  Arthur Clayton Armacost (1923 - 1943)
  Arthur Clayton Armacost (1923 - 1943)*
*Calculated relationship
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial *
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Tablets Of The Missing
*Cenotaph [?]
Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56764528
2Lt Arthur Clayton Armacost, III
Added by: South Africa War Graves Project
2Lt Arthur Clayton Armacost, III
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- Russ Pickett
 Added: Jun. 1, 2016
Arthur was born in 1923 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Arthur Clayton Armacost and Alice Bear Armacost. Thank you Arthur from a family member of your Ewell ancestors.
 Added: Feb. 23, 2008

- Sue
 Added: Jul. 19, 2006

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