October 25, 2019 No Comments

Marine Accounted for from World War II (Matthews, E.) Release No: 19-207 Oct. 23, 2019

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Marine Corps Reserve 2nd Lt. Ernest A. Matthews, Jr., 34, of Dallas, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Dec. 2, 2016. (This release was initially published Jan. 7, 2017.) In November 1943, Matthews was assigned to Headquarters Company, Headquarters Battalion, Division Special Troops, 2nd Marine Division, which landed against stiff Japanese resistance on...

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October 25, 2019 No Comments

Soldier Accounted For From World War II (Cagle, C.) Release No: 19-122 Oct. 23, 2019

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Pvt. Connie Cagle, 23, of Sweetwater, Tennessee, killed during World War II, was accounted for on July 8, 2019. (This identification was initially published July 17, 2019.) In late 1942, Cagle was a member of Company K, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division, when his unit was engaged with enemy forces along the Soputa-Sanananda Track,...

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October 22, 2019 No Comments

Airman Accounted For From World War II (Tyler, R.) Release No: 19-178 Oct. 22, 2019

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that U.S. Army Air Forces Sgt. R.L. Tyler, 22, of Denton County, Texas, who was captured and died in captivity during World War II, was accounted for Sept. 10, 2019. (This identification was initially published Sept. 12, 2019.) In 1942, Tyler was a member of Headquarters Squadron, 19th Bombardment Group, when Japanese forces invaded the Philippine Islands....

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October 22, 2019 No Comments

Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Smith, J.) Release No: 19-206 Oct. 22, 2019

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Sgt. James E. Smith, Jr., 21, of Sedgwick, Kansas, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for August 19, 2019. In late 1950, Smith was a member of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Nov. 25, 1950, when enemy forces attacked his unit near...

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October 22, 2019 No Comments

USS Oklahoma Sailor Accounted For From World War II (Tumlinson, V.) Release No: 19-205 Oct. 22, 2019

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Fire Controlman 3rd Class Victor P. Tumlinson, 19, of Raymondville, Texas, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Feb. 8, 2019. (This identification was initially released March 5, 2019.) On Dec. 7, 1941, Tumlinson was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was...

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October 22, 2019 No Comments

Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Mendoza, P.) Release No: 19-151 Oct. 21, 2019

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Sgt. 1st Class Phillip C. Mendoza, 27, of Anthony, New Mexico, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for Aug. 9, 2019. (This identification was initially published Aug. 19, 2019.) In late 1950, Mendoza was an artilleryman with Battery D, 15th Anti-Aircraft Artillery, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 31st Regimental Combat Team. He was reported missing...

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October 22, 2019 No Comments

Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Johnson, G.) Release No: 19-161 Oct. 21, 2019

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Cpl. Gudmund C. Johnson, Jr., 22, of Red Wing, Minnesota, who was captured and died in captivity during the Korean War, was accounted for August 27, 2019. (This identification was initially published Aug. 29, 2019.) In November 1950, Johnson was a member of Company K, 3rd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was...

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October 22, 2019 No Comments

Marine Accounted for from World War II (Boschetti, J.) Release No: 19-204 Oct. 21, 2019

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Marine Corps Reserve Pvt. Joseph F. Boschetti, 23, of Philadelphia, killed during World War II, was accounted for on July 8, 2019. In November 1943, Boschetti was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 18th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, which landed against stiff Japanese resistance on the small island of Betio in...

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October 22, 2019 No Comments

Soldier Accounted For From World War II (McCarville, R.) Release No: 19-117 Oct. 21, 2019

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Sgt. Robert W. McCarville, 24, of Beloit, Wisconsin, killed during World War II, was accounted for on July 10, 2019. (This identification was initially published July 15, 2019.) In December 1942, McCarville was a member of Company L, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division. He was killed in action on Dec. 5, 1942, during an...

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October 18, 2019 No Comments

Airman Accounted For From World War II (Finneran, J.) Release No: 19-143 Oct. 18, 2019

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that U.S. Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Joseph E. Finneran, 22, of Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, killed during World War II, was accounted for Aug. 9, 2019. (This identification was initially published Aug. 13, 2019.) In the summer of 1943, Finneran was a bombardier assigned to the 345th Bombardment Squadron, 98th Bombardment Group (Heavy), known as the Pyramidiers....

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