Maj Ellis E Arnold, Jr
Cenotaph

Maj Ellis E Arnold, Jr

Birth
Death 15 Dec 1942 (aged 23)
Tunis, Tunisia
Cenotaph Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Tablets of the Missing--with a Rosette
Memorial ID 56245375 · View Source
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Ellis' remains, along with the rest of his crew, were recovered in 2000 and they were interred in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.

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A "Rosette" was placed in front of his name here at North Africa to signify that his remains were recovered.


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Ellis served as a Major & Pilot on a B-26 #41-17759 "Horse Feathers", 437th Bomber Squadron, 319th Bomber Group, Medium, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Attala County, Mississippi prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on September 9, 1940, prior to the war, in Jackson, Mississippi. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the production of bakery products and also as Single, without dependents.

B-26 #41-17759 took off, along with 6 other B-26's and a crew of 6, from Telergma on a bombing mission near the El Aouina airport at Tunis, Tunisia. While over the target they were hit by ground and ship based anti-aircraft fire and crashed in the Tunis Harbor. The entire crew was lost in this crash. The other 6 B-26's returned to base safely.

Ellis was first declared "Missing In Action" and after his remains were recovered his status was changed to "Killed In Action".

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-411911

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Airmen who perished on B-26 #41-17759:

Arnold, Ellis E, Jr ~ Maj, Pilot, MS
Brdeja, John E ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, NY
Cohen, Maurice L ~ Sgt, Gunner, MA
Jenkins, Robert B ~ 1st Lt, Nav/Bmb, NC
Johnson, Joseph, Jr ~ Sgt, Radio Operator, PA
Phillips, Charles T ~ Col, Co-Pilot, GA

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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Previously added to Find A Grave,
source unknown:

Major Arnold's remains were recovered in 2000 and he is interred in Arlington National Cemetery, Section 60 Site 8043, and his findagrave page is here.

He was killed in a plane crash in Tunisia.


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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56245375
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Ellis E Arnold, Jr (23 May 1919–15 Dec 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56245375, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .