Arlin Behler-War Years

Arlin Behler - 1941-1945

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After completing basic training and the specialized training for his field, Arlin went to Newport News, Virginia where he shipped out. Below are two pages which were found among Arlin's papers. These two pages which appear to have been torn from a notebook, give an account of the dates and places he traveled during his time overseas. If you click on the pages you can can view them in larger print.



Arlin did not talk very much about the war to his daughters. We mostly heard about funny things that happened like the latrene being hit by a bomb. Dad said "it was really flying that day". He was on a crew that loaded and unloaded the planes with bombs. He would often say how lucky he was to be where he was.


Crew that Arlin was a part of.
Reading Left to Right
Standing: Lt. Eably; Sgt Sikon; Pfc Aislip; Cpl Newton; Sgt. Riggs
Kneeling: Sgt Jhae; Pvt Daugherty; Cpl Behler; Sgt Henson; T.Sgt. Senack


When Arlin got back to the states he went home to his parents house in Lake Hopatacong, New Jersey where his wife, Marguerite was waiting for him. When he was discharged from the Army Air Corps, Arlin began working as a munitions handler for Picatinney Arsenal in Dover, New Jersey.



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