May 29, 2018 No Comments

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

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2018 —Army Sgt. Joseph Akers, killed during World War II, was accounted for on April 30, 2018. In November 1944, Akers was a member of Company C, 803rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, participating in intense fighting in the Hürtgen Forest. His company was deployed as direct fire support for American infantrymen attacking the town of Grosshau. Two tank destroyers and six tanks, including...

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May 29, 2018 No Comments

Soldier Killed During Korean War Accounted For (Yost, E.)

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2018 —Army Sgt. Eugene W. Yost, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for on March 28. In September 1950, Yost was a member of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. Yost’s regiment was responsible for defending the road from Sanju to Taegu in South Korea, and positioned themselves in bordering hills. On September 2, the unit received...

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May 22, 2018 No Comments

Soldier Killed During Korean War Accounted For (Hall, J.)

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2018 —Army Sgt. John W. Hall, captured and killed during the Korean War, was accounted for June 6, 2017. In late November 1950, Hall was a member of Headquarters Battery, 503rd Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. On Nov. 29, Hall’s unit received orders to move from Kunu-ri to Sunchon, North Korea. The division received reports that the Chinese People’s Volunteer Forces...

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May 14, 2018 No Comments

Naval Aviator Killed During World War II Accounted For (DeMoss, H.)

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2018 —Navy Reserve Ensign Harold P. DeMoss, killed during World War II, was accounted for on May 9, 2018. In the early morning hours of June 23, 1945, DeMoss was a member of Fighting Squadron 100 (VF-100), piloting an F6F-3 Hellcat from Naval Air Station Barbers Point, Oahu, Territory Hawaii. DeMoss was accompanied by two other squadron aircraft for a night division...

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May 11, 2018 No Comments

Soldier Killed During World War II Accounted For (Anderson, M.)

May 11, 2018 —Army Sgt. Melvin C. Anderson, killed during World War II, was accounted for on April 30, 2018. In November 1944, Anderson was a member of Company C, 803rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, participating in intense fighting in the Hürtgen Forest. His company was deployed as direct fire support for American infantrymen attacking the town of Grosshau. Two tank destroyers and six tanks, including...

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May 11, 2018 No Comments

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

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2018 —Navy Seaman 2nd Class William V. Campbell, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, was accounted for on May 9, 2018. On Dec. 7, 1941, Campbell 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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May 11, 2018 No Comments

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

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2018 —Navy Shipfitter 3rd Class John M. Donald, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, was accounted for on April 11, 2018. On Dec. 7, 1941, Donald 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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May 7, 2018 No Comments

USS Oklahoma Sailor Killed During World War II Accounted For (Ford, G.)

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2018 —Navy Fireman 2nd Class George C. Ford, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, was accounted for on April 30, 2018. On Dec. 7, 1941, Ford 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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May 7, 2018 No Comments

USS Oklahoma Sailor Killed During World War II Accounted For (Torti, N.)

WASHINGTON, May 4, 2018 —Navy Seaman 1st Class Natale I. Torti, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, was accounted for on April 26, 2018. On Dec. 7, 1941, Torti 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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May 7, 2018 No Comments

Marine Killed During World War II Accounted For (Cavin, W.)

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2018 —Marine Corps Pfc. William F. Cavin, killed during World War II, was accounted for on April 23, 2018. In November 1943, Cavin was assigned to 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 an attempt...

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