July 27, 2018 No Comments

Airman Killed During World War II Accounted For (Cornwell, O.)

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2018 —Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Ottaway B. Cornwell, killed during World War II, has now been accounted for. On January 27, 1944, Cornwell was a member of the 4th Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Group, Twelfth (XII) Air Force, piloting a Supermarine Spitfire aircraft, which was shot down over Pierrefeu-du-Var, France. Cornwell was engaged in battle with a German Messerschmitt 109 (Me-109)....

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July 27, 2018 No Comments

Soldier Killed During World War II Accounted For (Cummings, J.)

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2018 —Army Pvt. John B. Cummings, killed during World War II, was accounted for on July 12. In December 1944, Cummings was a member of Company A, 276th Infantry Regiment, 70th Infantry Division, along the France and Germany border to reinforce the Alsace area. On Dec. 31, 1944, German troops crossed the Rhine River into France. As darkness fell, two member of...

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July 27, 2018 No Comments

USS Oklahoma Marine Killed During World War II Accounted For (Holmes, R.)

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2018 —Marine Corps Pfc. Robert K. Holmes, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, was accounted for on May 9, 2018. On Dec. 7, 1941, Holmes 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...

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July 25, 2018 No Comments

Sailor Killed During World War II Accounted For (Mintus, W.)

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2018 —Navy Aviation Radioman 3rd Class Walter E. Mintus, killed during World War II, was accounted for on June 25, 2018. On July 27, 1944, Mintus was a radioman aboard a torpedo bomber from U.S. Navy Torpedo Squadron Fifty One (VT-51). Mintus’ aircraft was the lead of four Avengers on a mission targeting the Japanese base at Malakal Harbor. The aircraft was...

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July 24, 2018 No Comments

USS Oklahoma Sailor Killed During World War II Accounted For (Pace, M.)

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2018 —Navy Fireman 1st Class Millard C. Pace, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, was accounted for on March 26, 2018. On Dec. 7, 1941, Pace 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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July 24, 2018 No Comments

Soldier Killed During Korean War Accounted For (Mills, A.)

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2018 —Army Cpl. Albert E. Mills, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for on July 13. In July 1950, Mills was a member of Company F, 2nd Battalion 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, blocking the Korean People’s Army from advancing along a corridor linking the cities of Taejon and Taegu. South Korea. On July 23, 1950, enemy forces attacked American...

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July 17, 2018 No Comments

Soldier Killed During Korean War Accounted For (Ramos-Rivera, F.)

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2018 —Army Cpl. Francisco Ramos-Rivera, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for on July 12. In July 1950, Ramos-Rivera was a member of Company H, 2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, engaged in combat operations against North Korean forces near Taegon, South Korea. As U.S. forces regrouped after their evacuation, Ramos-Rivera could not be accounted-for and was declared missing...

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July 17, 2018 No Comments

Soldier Killed During Korean War Accounted For (Chinn, L.)

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2018 —Army Master Sgt. Leonard K. Chinn, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for on July 12. In late 1950, Chinn was a member of Company D, 2nd Engineer Combat Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, when his unit was fighting off persistent Chinese attacks in North Korea. Chinn was reportedly captured by enemy forces on Dec. 1, 1950, and was held at...

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July 17, 2018 No Comments

Soldier Killed During Korean War Accounted For (Holliday, D.)

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2018 —Army Pvt. Delbert J. Holliday, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for on July 12, 2018. In November 1950, Holliday was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 7th Cavalry Division, participating in combat actions against the Chinese People’s Volunteer Forces (CPVF) in the vicinity of North Pyongan Province, North Korea. Holliday was killed in action on...

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July 9, 2018 No Comments

Soldier Killed During World War II Accounted For (Jenkins, W.)

WASHINGTON, July 6, 2018 —Army Pfc. Willard Jenkins, killed during World War II, was accounted for on July 3, 2018. In September 1944, Jenkins was a member of Company C, 307th Airborne Engineer Battalion (307th AEB), 82nd Airborne Division near Nijmegen, Netherlands. On Sept. 20, 1944, while participating in Operation Market Garden, the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) was ordered to cross the Waal River...

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