27 Jul 2018

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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27 Jul 2018

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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27 Jul 2018

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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27 Jul 2018

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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27 Jul 2018

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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25 Jul 2018

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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24 Jul 2018

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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24 Jul 2018

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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17 Jul 2018

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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17 Jul 2018

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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