01 Feb 2019

USS Oklahoma Sailor Accounted For From World War II (Hryniewicz, F.)

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2019 — Navy Seaman 1st Class Frank A. Hryniewicz, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Jan. 28, 2019. On Dec. 7, 1941, Hryniewicz was assigned to the battleship 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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01 Feb 2019

Pilot Accounted For From World War II (Lurcott, H.)

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2019 — U.S. Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Howard T. Lurcott, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Jan. 28, 2019. On Jan. 21, 1944, Lurcott was a member of the 38th Bombardment Squadron, 30th Bombardment Group, stationed at Hawkins Field, Betio Island, Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands, when the B-24J bomber aircraft he was piloting crashed into Tarawa lagoon shortly...

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