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Fredric Arnold
War Hero




Fredric Arnold was a P-38 Fighter Pilot in World War II. He served with the 71st Fighter Squadron, 1st Fighter Group, based at Chateau dun du Rommel, Algeria, March through June 1943 and Mateur, Tunisia, June through July 1943. Fredric Arnold completed fifty combat missions in North Africa, destroyed seven enemy aircraft, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with nine Oak Leaf clusters. On his return from combat, he test flew America's first jet, designed and developed power steering for aircraft, and was promoted to the rank of Major at the age of twenty-three.

His is also the author of Doorknob Five Two which is the true story of the coming of age of a young man as seen against the backdrop of World War II. With unusual emotional power and artistic sensibility, Fredric Arnold renders an extraordinary account of his experiences as a fighter pilot in combat, recording events with the authenticity of an eye witness. He is one of the few Jews who escaped from a German military POW camp.


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Decorated WWII Hero Fredric Arnold



First time available on the Internet - Limited and numbered lithograph of
original painting by Rick Herter called "Strange Bedfellows. The lithograph is
hand signed by the artist, Rick Herter and WW II Ace Fredric Arnold. Award
winning aviation artist, Rich Herter, captures one of the most unique and ironic
incidents in World War II aviation History. A Messerschmidtt Me109 flying
low over the Mediterranean Sea, its fuel nearly exhausted, accepts a P-38
escort flown by Fredric Arnold to an American held airfield in Sicily.

Fredric Arnold was a P-38 Fighter Pilot in World War II. He served with the
71st Fighter Squadron, 1st Fighter Group, based at Chateau dun du Rommel,
Algeria, March through June 1943 and Mateur, Tunisia, June through July
1943. Fredric Arnold completed fifty combat missions in North Africa,
destroyed seven enemy aircraft, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying
Cross and the Air Medal with nine Oak Leaf clusters. On his return from
combat, he test flew America's first jet, designed and developed power steering
for aircraft, and was promoted to the rank of Major at the age of twenty-three.
He is also the author of the best seller book Doorknob Five Two which is the
true story of the coming of age of a young man as seen against the backdrop of
World War II. Mr. Arnold is one of the few Jews who escaped from a German
military POW camp.

The works of artist Rick Herter are in public and private collections in the
United States and abroad. Herter in known for his extraordinary paintings of
War Scenes including Operations Desert Storm and his work is on permanent
display in the Pentagon.

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