SSGT Arthur M St. Pierre

SSGT Arthur M St. Pierre

New Hampshire, USA
Death 20 Aug 1944 (aged 24)
Burial Bedford, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
Plot Section AC, Lot 86
Memorial ID 128603901 · View Source
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Age 23

Husband of Yvette M. St. Pierre who resided in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Arthur served as a Staff Sergeant & Right Waist Gunner on B-24J #44-40163, 856th Bomber Squadron, 492nd Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on January 19, 1942 in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was noted as being employed as a dyer and also as Single, without dependents.

He was married after his enlistment.

B-24J #44-40163 took off from North Pickenham, England on a bombing mission over Politz, Germany on June 20, 1944. They were attacked & shot down by German Aircraft and crashed on the Isle of Ruegen, Germany on June 20, 1944 during the war. Some parachutes were seen leaving the B-24 before it crashed.

Arthur became a POW of the German Army and later "Died Of Wounds" received in this crash during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 11038830

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Airmen who perished from B-24J #44-40163:

Pierce, Douglas E ~ S/Sgt, Turret Gunner, AL
Reed, Jack S ~ S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, AR
St. Pierre, Arthur M ~ S/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, NH
Toepper, Miles L ~ S/Sgt, Turret Gunner, IL

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Airmen who became POW's from B-24J #44-40163:

Bartel, Rudie C ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator
Centore, Nello ~ T/Sgt, Engineer
Kean, Walter J ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, PA
Rodriguez, Juan S ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier
Walton, Carey J ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot
Val Preda, Peter ~ Capt, Pilot

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Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 26 Apr 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 128603901
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Arthur M St. Pierre (6 Mar 1920–20 Aug 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 128603901, citing New Saint Joseph Cemetery, Bedford, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .