Son of Harm A. Arends and Pearl F. Arends, of Tulare, California, U.S.A. Killed in action.
From American Air Museum Britain:Joined RAFVR, assigned to 133S, crashed in Spitfire P8595 [written off] nr Epworth, Lincolnshire, after a collision in the air with P8438 [P/O Samuel Fisk Whedon successfully deployed his chute, but killed in landing]. 3-4-42. Lost on fighter sweep to St. Omer in Spitfire Vb EP168. On the return, attacked by a half dozen Fw190's. Managed to take one with him before succumbing to the odds. Killed in Action (KIA) 20-6-42.