Eastman, Arthur F,, 2LT

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
AAF 1058-Pilot Two-Engine Fighter
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, AAF 1054, USAAF 5th Air Force
Service Years
1942 - 1944


Second Lieutenant

Four Overseas Service Bars

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
East Orange

Casualty Date
Aug 18, 1944
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Papua New Guinea
World War II
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
59, 3184

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen [Verified]

 Ribbon Bar

AAF Pilot Badge

 Unit Assignments
US Army Air Force (USAAF)USAAF 5th Air Force
  1942-1944, AAF 1058, US Army Air Force (USAAF)
  1944-1944, AAF 1054, USAAF 5th Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
 Colleges Attended 
Cornell University
  1941-1942, Cornell University
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

2nd Lt. Arthur F. Eastman served as a pilot with 5th Squadron, 27th Air Depot Group, 5th Air Force flying out of Finschhafen AF (Dreger Field), New Guinea.

He was lost while on a test flight aboard an F-5E-2, a P-38J-20-LO "Lightning" (tail number 44-23227).

His remains were recoverd in 2007 at the crash site, Mt. Salawake in the Finisterre Range -- an elevation of 7,200 feet on the side of a mountain under a triple-canopy jungle about 50 miles inland.   He was interred in Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, Plot Section 59, Site 3184.

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