August 9, 2018 No Comments

Airman Killed During World War II Accounted For (Leinweber, H.)

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2018 —Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Hulen A. Leinweber, killed during World War II, was accounted for on June 20, 2018. On June 10, 1945, Leinweber, a member of 40th Fighter Squadron, 35th Fighter Group, was piloting a P-51 aircraft, on a strafing mission targeting a large convoy north of Payawan in Infugao Province, Republic of the Philippines. The aircraft reportedly was...

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August 9, 2018 No Comments

Soldier Killed During Korean War Accounted For (Lindquist, C.)

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2018 —Army Master Sgt. Carl H. Lindquist, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for June 4, 2018. In late November 1950, Lindquist was a member of Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. The unit, designated the 31st Regimental Combat Team (RCT), engaged with forces of the Chinese People’s Volunteer Forces (CPVF) in a battle on the east...

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August 6, 2018 No Comments

USS Oklahoma Sailor Killed During World War II Accounted For (Barrett, W.)

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2018 —Navy Seaman 2nd Class Wilbur C. Barrett, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, was accounted for on June 20, 2018. On Dec. 7, 1941, Barrett 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...

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August 6, 2018 No Comments

Airman Killed During Vietnam War Accounted For (Mellor, F.)

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2018 —U.S. Air Force Reserve Col. Frederic M. Mellor, killed during the Vietnam War, was accounted for on July 13. On Aug. 13, 1965, Mellor, who was assigned to the 20th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, and on temporary duty with the 15th Reconnaissance Task Force, was flying the lead RF-101C aircraft in a flight of two on a mission to conduct photo and...

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July 31, 2018 No Comments

Soldier Killed During World War II Accounted For (Shankles, L.)

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2018 —Army Pfc. Leslie Shankles, killed during World War II, was accounted for on July 12, 2018. In October 1944, Shankles was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division. He was killed Oct. 14, 1944 by enemy fire in the Raffelsbrand sector of the Hürtgen Forest, near Germeter, Germany. DPAA is grateful to the Department for...

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July 31, 2018 No Comments

Marine Killed During World War II Accounted For (Goldtrap, C.)

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2018 —Marine Corps Cpl. Claire E. Goldtrap, killed during World War II, was accounted for on June 1, 2018. In November 1943, Goldtrap was assigned to Company A, 2nd Amphibian Tractor Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, which landed against stiff Japanese resistance on the small island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll of the Gilbert Islands, in an attempt to...

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July 31, 2018 No Comments

Marine Killed During World War II Accounted For (Zehetner, R.)

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2018 —Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Robert L. Zehetner, killed during World War II, was accounted for on June 20, 2018. In November 1943, Zehetner was a member of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, which landed against stiff Japanese resistance on the small island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll of the Gilbert Islands, in...

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July 27, 2018 No Comments

Tuskegee Airman Killed During World War II Accounted For (Dickson, L.)

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2018 —U.S. Army Air Forces Capt. Lawrence E. Dickson, killed during World War II, was accounted for on July 27. In December 1944, Dickson was a pilot with the 100th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group, in the European Theater. On Dec.23, 1944, Dickson departed Ramitelli Air Base, Italy on an aerial reconnaissance mission toward Praha, Czechoslovakia. On his return, Dickson’s P-51D aircraft...

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July 27, 2018 No Comments

Marine Killed During World War II Accounted For (Riser, M.)

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2018 —Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Merton R. Riser, killed during World War II, was accounted for on June 20, 2018. In November 1943, Riser was a member of Company K, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, which landed against stiff Japanese resistance on the small island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll of the Gilbert Islands, in...

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July 27, 2018 No Comments

USS Oklahoma Sailor Killed During World War II Accounted For (Kvidera, W.)

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2018 —Navy Carpenter's Mate 3rd Class William L. Kvidera, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, was accounted for on July 3, 2018. On Dec. 7, 1941, Kvidera 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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