Airman Accounted For From World War II (Stone, W.)

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Walter B. Stone, 24, of Andalusia, Alabama, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Feb. 20, 2019. (This identification was initially announced on Feb. 25, 2019.) In October 1943, Stone served as a pilot in the 350th Fighter Squadron, 353rd Fighter Group, VIII U.S. Fighter Command. On Oct. 22,...

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December 13, 2017 No Comments

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

Navy Seaman 1st Class James C. Solomon, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, has now been accounted for. On Dec. 7, 1941, Solomon 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. The...

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December 4, 2017 No Comments

Marine Killed During World War II Accounted For (Ragucci, E.)

Marine Corps Reserve Pvt. Emil F. Ragucci, killed during World War II, has now been accounted for. In November 1943, Ragucci was assigned to Company E, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 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 the island. Over several days of...

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