26 Apr 2018

USS Oklahoma Sailor Killed During World War II Accounted For (Pepe, S.)

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2018 —Navy Water Tender 1st Class Stephen Pepe, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, has now been accounted for. On Dec. 7, 1941, Pepe was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft. The USS Oklahoma sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it...

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26 Apr 2018

USS Oklahoma Sailor Killed During World War II Accounted For (Wade, D.)

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2018 — Navy Aviation Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Durell Wade, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, has now been accounted for. On Dec. 7, 1941, Wade was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft. The USS Oklahoma sustained multiple torpedo hits, which...

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19 Apr 2018

Airman Killed During World War II Accounted For (Politte, V.)

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2018 —Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Vincent L. Politte, killed during World War II, has now been accounted for. In the summer of 1943, Politte served as a gunner with the 345th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 98th Bombardment Group (Heavy), 9th Air Force. He was killed while participating in a raid on the Ploesti Oil Refinery complex north of Bucharest, Romania, during Operation...

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19 Apr 2018

Soldier Missing From World War II Accounted For (Walker, J.)

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2018 —Army Pfc. John H. Walker, missing from World War II, has now been accounted for. On Nov. 24, 1944, Walker was a member of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, when he was reported missing in action after his unit engaged in fierce fighting on Hill 207 near Schönthal, Germany in the Hürtgen Forest. With no evidence...

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19 Apr 2018

USS Oklahoma Sailor Killed During World War II Accounted For (Kelley, J.)

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2018 —Navy Seaman 2nd Class Joe M. Kelley, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, has now been accounted for. On Dec. 7, 1941, Kelley was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft. The USS Oklahoma sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it...

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19 Apr 2018

Marine Killed During World War II Accounted For (Drumheiser, C.)

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2018 —Marine Corps Pfc. Clarence E. Drumheiser, killed during World War II, has now been accounted for. In November 1943, Drumheiser was assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, which landed against stiff Japanese resistance on the small island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll of the Gilbert Islands, in an attempt to secure...

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11 Apr 2018

USS Oklahoma Sailor Killed During World War II Accounted For (Farfan, I.)

WASHINGTON -- Navy Steward Mate 1st Class Ignacio C. Farfan, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, has now been accounted for. On Dec. 7, 1941, Farfan was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft. The USS Oklahoma sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly...

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10 Apr 2018

USS Oklahoma Sailor Killed During World War II Accounted For (Sanders, D.)

WASHINGTON -- Navy Chief Machinist's Mate Dean S. Sanders, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, has now been accounted for. On Dec. 7, 1941, Sanders was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft. The USS Oklahoma sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize....

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08 Apr 2018

Soldier Missing From Vietnam War Accounted For (Kipina, M.)

WASHINGTON -- Army Staff Sgt. Marshall F. Kipina, missing from the Vietnam War, has now been accounted for. On July 13, 1966 Kipina was assigned to the 131st Aviation Company, serving as an observer aboard an OV-1C aircraft, on a night surveillance mission from Phu Bai Airfield over Attapu Province, Laos People’s Democratic Republic (L.P.D.R.). Visibility was poor due to heavy thunderstorms. Radar and radio contact...

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08 Apr 2018

Air Force Pilot Missing From Vietnam War Accounted For (Stewart, P.)

WASHINGTON -- Air Force Col. Peter J. Stewart, missing from the Vietnam War, has now been accounted for. On March 15, 1966, Stewart, a member of Headquarters, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, was the pilot of a two-seater F-4C aircraft, the second in a flight of two on an armed reconnaissance mission over northern Vietnam. The lead aircraft spotted two vehicles as the flight approached the target...

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