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S2C William David Arnold

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S2C William David Arnold Veteran

Birth
Bay Minette, Baldwin County, Alabama, USA
Death
10 Jul 1943 (aged 21)
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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William 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.

William, " along with his brother Charles ", 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.

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

Service # 6048674

His brother, S2c Charles Dewey 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 & Links 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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William 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.

William, " along with his brother Charles ", 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.

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

Service # 6048674

His brother, S2c Charles Dewey 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 & Links by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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

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Inscription

SEAMAN 2C USNR ALABAMA

Gravesite Details

Entered the service from Alabama.



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