March 20, 2019 No Comments

DPAA Makes 200th Identification from USS Oklahoma Unknown Remains

Sean Patterson, Armed Forces Medical Examiner System Department of Defense DNA Quality Management Section DNA Analyst, replaces U. S. Navy Fireman 1st Class Billy James Johnson's picture background, signifying him as an identified service member who was previously missing in action. Johnson marks the 200th service member to be identified following the December 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor attack where 429 U.S. Sailors and Marines were...

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March 7, 2019 No Comments

Soldier Accounted For From World War II (Shuey, C.)

WASHINGTON, March 5, 2019 — Army Sgt. Cread E. Shuey, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Feb. 26, 2019. On Dec. 8, 1941, Shuey was a member of Battery G, 60th Coast Artillery Regiment, serving in the Philippines, when Japanese forces invaded the Philippine Islands. Intense fighting continued until the surrender of the Bataan peninsula on April 9, 1942, and of the...

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March 7, 2019 No Comments

USS Oklahoma Sailor Accounted For From World War II (Tumlinson, V.)

WASHINGTON, March 5, 2019 — Navy Fire Controlman 3rd Class Victor P. Tumlinson, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, was accounted for on Feb. 8, 2019. On Dec. 7, 1941, Tumlinson 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...

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March 4, 2019 No Comments

USS Oklahoma Sailor Accounted For From World War II (Brandt, O.)

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2019 — Navy Seaman 1st Class Oris V. Brandt, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, was accounted for on Feb. 20, 2019. On Dec. 7, 1941, Brandt 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,...

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March 2, 2019 No Comments

USS Oklahoma Sailor Accounted For From World War II (Johnson, B.)

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2019 — Navy Fireman 1st Class Billy J. Johnson, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, was accounted for on Feb. 26, 2019. On Dec. 7, 1941, Johnson 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,...

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March 2, 2019 No Comments

Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Scott, B.)

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2019 — Army Cpl. Benjamin W. Scott, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for on Feb. 20, 2019. In July 1950, Scott was a member of Company M, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, engaging in combat actions against the North Korean forces in the vicinity of Choch’iwon, South Korea. Scott was declared missing in action on July 12,...

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March 2, 2019 No Comments

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

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2019 — Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Walter B. Stone, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Feb. 20, 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, 1943, Stone was killed when his P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft crashed in northern France during a bomber escort...

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March 2, 2019 No Comments

Airman Accounted For From World War II (Shaffer, C.)

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2019 — Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Carl M. Shaffer, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Dec. 20, 2018. On Jan. 21, 1944, Shaffer 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 aboard crashed into Tarawa lagoon shortly after...

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March 2, 2019 No Comments

Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Nemec, S.)

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2019 — Army Cpl. Stephen P. Nemec, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for on July 13, 2018. In late 1950, Nemec was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, engaged in heavy fighting against the Chinese People’s Volunteer Forces (CPVF) at Turtle Head’s Bend, near the village of Unsan, North Korea. According to historical...

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