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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December 1, 2017 No Comments

Marine Killed During World War II Accounted For (Charpilloz, L.)

Marine Corps Pfc. Lyle E. Charpilloz, killed during World War II, has now been accounted for. In November 1943, Charpilloz was assigned to Company F, 2nd Battalion, 8th 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 intense...

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December 1, 2017 No Comments

DPAA Reaches Milestone in USS Oklahoma Identifications

ARLINGTON, Virginia -- Only a handful of USS Oklahoma survivors remain who can remember the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941. The USS Oklahoma, moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, was sunk by Japanese aircraft during the attack. A total of 429 crewmen aboard the USS Oklahoma were killed in the early morning hours of Dec. 7, 1941, after the ship quickly capsized from...

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November 29, 2017 No Comments

Marine Killed During World War II Accounted For (Quinn, D.)

Marine Corps Reserve 1st Sgt. David H. Quinn, killed during World War II, has now been accounted for. In November 1943, Quinn was assigned to Company C, 2nd Amphibian Tractor Battalion (C-2d Amp Tr Bn), 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....

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November 24, 2017 No Comments

Sailor Killed During World War II Accounted For (Pieper, J.)

Navy Reserve Radioman 2nd Class Julius H.O. Pieper, killed during World War II, has now been accounted for. On June 19, 1944, Pieper was a member of Landing Ship Tank Number 523 (LST-523), off the coast of Normandy, France. The ship exploded and sank after striking an underwater mine, killing Pieper. In the years following the incident, his remains were not recovered or identified. Pieper's...

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November 20, 2017 No Comments

Soldier Missing From The Korean War Accounted For (Shepard, O.)

Army Sgt. Ollie E. Shepard, missing from the Korean War, has now been accounted for. In late November, 1950, Shepard was a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. Approximately 2,500 U.S. and 700 South Korean soldiers assembled into the 31st Regimental Combat Team (RCT), which was deployed east of the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea, when it was attacked by...

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November 17, 2017 No Comments

Funeral Announcement For Michigan Airman Killed During World War II

Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Donald E. Underwood, accounted for on Sept. 9, 2017, will be honored next to his mother's grave in Flat Rock, Michigan, November 25, followed by his burial at Arlington National Cemetery, near Washington, D.C., November 28. Underwood, 23, of River Rogue, Michigan, was killed during World War II. On Jan. 21, 1944, Underwood was a member of the 38th Bombardment...

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November 15, 2017 No Comments

U.S. – Russia Joint Commission on POW/MIAs Concludes 21st Plenary Session in Moscow

ARLINGTON, Va -- U.S. and Russian delegates completed the latest Plenum of the United States – Russia Joint Commission on POW/MIAs (USRJC) on November 9, in Moscow, Russia. The USRJC was established in 1992 as an agreement between President George H.W. Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin to determine the fates of Americans from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the...

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Airman Killed During World War II Accounted For (Harth, W.)

Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. William H. Harth, Jr., killed during World War II, has now been accounted for. In the summer of 1943, Harth was a bombardier assigned to the 329th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy), which was known as “The Traveling Circus.” He served on a B-24D aircraft, nicknamed “Hell’s Angels,” when he was participating in a historic mission, which was...

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