MIA Update - February 6, 2023

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MIA Update - February 6, 2023

#1 Postby boardman » Mon Feb 06, 2023 10:39 am

MIA Update:The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced two burial updates and two new identifications for service members who have been missing and unaccounted-for from World War II and Korea. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:

-- Navy Warrant Officer Machinist Daryl H. Goggin, 34, of Everett, Washington, was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft on Dec. 7, 1941. The USS Oklahoma sustained multiple torpedo hits causing it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Goggin. He will be buried on Aug. 18, 2023, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) in Honolulu. Read about Goggin https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/3281931/uss-oklahoma-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-goggin-d/.
-- Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Porter M. Pile, 24, of Harlingen, Texas, was assigned to the 700th Bombardment Squadron, 445th Bombardment Group, 2nd Air Division, 8th Air Force. On Sept. 27, 1944, he was serving as navigator on a B-24H Liberator bomber that was part of a large mission to bomb the industrial city of Kassel in northern Hesse, Germany. The formation encountered heavy resistance from enemy ground and air forces. Several of the crew were able to bail out, but witnesses did not report seeing Pile escape the aircraft. His body was not recovered, and he was never reported as a prisoner of war. The War Department issued a finding of death on Sept. 28, 1945. He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Virginia, on a date yet to be determined. Read about Pile https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/3282104/airman-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-pile-p/.
-- Army Cpl. Donald L. Dupont, 22, was a member of B Company, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Dec. 2, 1950, during battle with enemy forces near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. Following the battle, his remains could not be recovered, and there was no evidence he was a prisoner of war. Interment services are pending. Read about Dupont https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/3285898/soldier-accounted-for-from-korea-dupont-d/.
--Army Air Forces 1st Lt. George W. Winger, 25, was assigned to the 66th Bombardment Squadron, 44th Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force. On Aug. 1, 1943, the B-24 Liberator aircraft Winger was piloting was hit by enemy anti-aircraft fire and crashed during Operation Tidal Wave. His remains were not identified following the war. Interment services are pending. Read about Winger https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/3285923/pilot-accounted-for-from-ww-ii-winger-g/.
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