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S2C Charles Dewey Arnold

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S2C Charles Dewey Arnold Veteran

Birth
Benton, Lowndes County, Alabama, USA
Death
10 Jul 1943 (aged 20)
At Sea
Burial
Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy Add to Map
Plot
Tablets of the Missing
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until July 11, 1944, 1 year and 1 day after he went missing as was the custom.

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Charles served as a Seaman Second Class, U.S.S. Maddox (DD-622), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided at 33 Railroad Avenue, Selma, Dallas County, Alabama prior to the war.

Charles, " with his brother William ", enlisted in the Navy on September 12, 1942.

The Maddox, while on antisubmarine patrol about 16 miles of the shore of Sicily, was attacked by a German Junkers Ju 88 bomber. One of the bombs exploded Maddox's aft magazine, causing the ship to roll over and sink within two minutes during the war.

" 212 " sailors lost their lives in this sinking.

Charles was declared "Missing In Action" in this sinking.

Service # 6048688

His brother, S2c William David Arnold, was also declared " Missing In Action " on the U.S.S. Maddox (DD-622) in this sinking.

Sons of Henry Grady & Willie Bertrice Arnold who resided in Selma, Alabama during the war.

The Maddox received two battle stars for World War II service.

Bio & Link by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

Special thanks to: " MAJ Jimmy Cotton "
for submitting this record for bio updates !

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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until July 11, 1944, 1 year and 1 day after he went missing as was the custom.

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Charles served as a Seaman Second Class, U.S.S. Maddox (DD-622), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided at 33 Railroad Avenue, Selma, Dallas County, Alabama prior to the war.

Charles, " with his brother William ", enlisted in the Navy on September 12, 1942.

The Maddox, while on antisubmarine patrol about 16 miles of the shore of Sicily, was attacked by a German Junkers Ju 88 bomber. One of the bombs exploded Maddox's aft magazine, causing the ship to roll over and sink within two minutes during the war.

" 212 " sailors lost their lives in this sinking.

Charles was declared "Missing In Action" in this sinking.

Service # 6048688

His brother, S2c William David Arnold, was also declared " Missing In Action " on the U.S.S. Maddox (DD-622) in this sinking.

Sons of Henry Grady & Willie Bertrice Arnold who resided in Selma, Alabama during the war.

The Maddox received two battle stars for World War II service.

Bio & Link by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

Special thanks to: " MAJ Jimmy Cotton "
for submitting this record for bio updates !

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Gravesite Details

Entered the service from Alabama.



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