Beloved Museum volunteer and WWII veteran Art Arceneaux passed away June 11. He was 94.
Art enlisted in the Marine Air Corps in 1942 at the age of 18, and was soon stationed in the Pacific as a Marine aviator. He took part in 49 ground attack missions, for which he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. After the war ended, Art stayed in the Air Corps until 1963, serving our country in both Korea and Vietnam.
After Art began volunteering at the Museum, he could be found in US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center on Saturdays and Wednesdays. Underneath the warbirds—including a Vought F4U Corsair, like the one he flew during the Battle of Okinawa—Art shared his experiences during the war with visitors, staff, and volunteers alike.
Read his full obituary here.