ARNOLD, George

Plane was Martin Marauder B26 which took off from RAF Shallufa to attack shipping in the harbour at Melos. The plane was hit by enemy fire and crashed. 6 crew were lost. George crewed in MarauderFK 377which was lost in Melos Harbour while on an operational flight on 21st February 1943. Melos Harbour is in the island of Milos, one of the Cyclades Group. The aircraft was one of a second wave of 14 Squadron aircraft to attack. No exact information as to its fate was found, but one Marauder was seen to catch on fire in the harbour and crash into the sea, and another was last seen with its engine on fire. There were two aircraft missing from the operation and it was presumed that FK 377 which failed to return to base was one of the above casualties. It was presumed that the crew had lost their lives at sea.

Last Name
ARNOLD
Given Names
George
Service Number
407760
Date of Birth
04/06/1915
Birth Location
Manchester England
Enlistment Date
04/01/1941
Enlistment Location
Adelaide
1Wags Start Date
06/03/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 11
Intake Date
06/03/1941
Finish Date
22/09/1941
To
2BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
21/02/1943 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
14 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Air ops. Melos Harbour Greece
Date of Death
21/02/1943
Age
25
Cemetery / Memorial
Alamein Memorial Egypt
Medals
Air Gunners badge War Medal
Notes

Plane was Martin Marauder B26 which took off from RAF Shallufa to attack shipping in the harbour at Melos. The plane was hit by enemy fire and crashed. 6 crew were lost. George crewed in MarauderFK 377which was lost in Melos Harbour while on an operational flight on 21st February 1943. Melos Harbour is in the island of Milos, one of the Cyclades Group. The aircraft was one of a second wave of 14 Squadron aircraft to attack. No exact information as to its fate was found, but one Marauder was seen to catch on fire in the harbour and crash into the sea, and another was last seen with its engine on fire. There were two aircraft missing from the operation and it was presumed that FK 377 which failed to return to base was one of the above casualties. It was presumed that the crew had lost their lives at sea.

Posting on Death
14 Squadron
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1 WAGS - ARNOLD George 407760
1 WAGS - ARNOLD George 407760

Acknowledgements

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