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Lloyd Keith "Shorty" Arthur, Jr.

Male 1922 - 1944  (21 years)


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  • Name Lloyd Keith "Shorty" Arthur  [1, 2
    Suffix Jr. 
    Nickname Shorty 
    Born 2 Oct 1922  North Bend, Dodge County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Apr 1944  Brandenburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Lloyd Arthur Listed as Killed in Action

      A long period of sorrowing suspense culminated in deeper grief for Mrs. Millie Arthur and daughter Doris last Thursday when they received a telegram from the War Department stating that the former's son, Staff Sgt. Lloyd Arthur is now listed as killed in action. Lloyd was reported missing since April 29. He was a lower turret gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress. Confirmation of his death came from the German government through the International Red Cross.

      Sgt. Arthur was born in North Bend on October 2, 1922. Most of his life was spent in North Bend but the family lived for a short time in Oklahoma. he was graduated from the North Bend High School with the class of 1941. Following his graduation from the North Bend High School he worked in Grand Island and in Omaha. On being inducted into the army he was assigned to the infantry in Camp Robinson, Arkansas. Later he joined the air corps and was sent to San Antonio, Texas where he received his basic training. He was sent overseas from Tampa, Florida. His plane was shot down over Brandenburg, Germany.

      He is survived by his mother, a sister, Doris, and a brother, Cpl. Duane Arthur, hwo is serving with the armed forces in England. Also surviving are his grandmother, Mrs. Nettie Arthur and many other relatives. His father, the late Lloyd Arthur, Sr. died at the Veterans Hospital at Knoxville, Iowa April 3, 1944, the day that Lloyd, Jr. left the States for overseas.

      Sgt. Arthur was home on furlough during the early part of March, leaving to return to camp on March 14.

      (Undated, unreferenced newspaper clipping; 29 April 1944 handwritten on it; courtesy of Caroline Mastny)
    Person ID I13615  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Lloyd Keith Arthur, Sr.,   b. 17 Oct 1888, Webster, Dodge County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1944, Veterans Hospital, Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Millie Beznoska,   b. 2 Nov 1895, Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1996, Hooper, Dodge County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years) 
    Married 19 Mar 1919  [1
    Family ID F5472  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Oct 1922 - North Bend, Dodge County, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Apr 1944 - Brandenburg, Germany Link to Google Earth
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    Arthur, Lloyd 'Shorty'
    Arthur, Lloyd "Shorty"
    A long period of sorrowing suspense culminated in deeper grief for Mrs. Millie (Beznoska) Arthur from a telegram from the War Department stating that her son, Staff Sgt. Lloyd Arthur is now listed as killed in action. Lloyd was reported missing since April 29. He was a lower turret gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress. Sgt. Arthur was born in North Bend on October 2, 1922. Most of his life was spent in North Bend but the family lived for a short time in Oklahoma. He was graduated from the North Bend High School with the class of 1941. Following his graduation from the North Bend High School he worked in Grand Island and in Omaha. On being inducted into the army he was assigned to the infantry in Camp Robinson, Arkansas. Later he joined the air corps and was sent to San Antonio, Texas where he received his basic training. He was sent overseas from Tampa, Florida. His plane was shot down over Brandenburg, Germany. Xerox of a portrait of Lloyd.

  • Sources 
    1. [S190] Mastny, Caroline--Family Researcher, 410 W. 19th Street, Schuyler, Nebraska 68661.

    2. [S564] 1930 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com. database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002., (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls. Containing records for approximately 123 million Americans, the 1930 United States Federal Census is the largest census released to date and is the most recent census available for public access. The census gives us a glimpse into the lives of Americans in 1930, and contains information about a household’s family members and occupants including: birthplaces, occupations, immigration, citizenship, and military service. The names of those listed in the census are linked to actual images of the 1930 Census.), Nebraska, Dodge County, North Bend Enumerated April 8, 193 0 ED 27-20 SD 3 Sheet 7B (Reliability: 3).