Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. John F. McTigue, killed during World War II, was accounted for Sept. 3, 2019.

(Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.)

In the summer of 1944, McTigue was a member of the 407th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy,) 92d Bombardment Group (Heavy,) 40th Combat Bombardment Wing, 1st Air Division, 8th Air Force. On Aug. 24, 1944, a B-17G Flying Fortress aircraft, carrying nine crewmembers, was struck by German anti-aircraft fire while on a bombing raid over Merseburg, Germany. Four crewmembers were survived and captured by Germany forces, while five were killed, including McTigue. His remains were reported to have been buried in the Leipzig-Lindenthal Cemetery.