MIA Update, January 4, 2019

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MIA Update, January 4, 2019

#1 Postby boardman » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:32 am

MIA Update: This week, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced six new identifications. Returning home with full military honors are:

-- Army Cpl. John G. Krebs was a member of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, and engaged in combat operations against the North Korean People’s Army south of Chonui, South Korea, when he was declared missing in action. Interment services are pending. Read about Krebs http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1718570/soldier-accounted-for-from-korean-war-krebs-j/.
-- Army Pfc. James C. Williams was a member of Medical Company, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, when he was killed in action near Taejon, South Korea. Fellow soldiers returned Williams’ remains to the collection point. After his death, the 34th Infantry Regiment’s Medical Company was ordered to withdraw, and his remains were left behind. Interment services are pending. Read about Williams http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1723810/soldier-accounted-for-from-korean-war-williams-j/.
-- Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Burleigh E. Curtis was a member of the 377th Fighter Squadron, 362nd Fighter Group. On June 13, 1944, the P-47D that Curtis was piloting crashed during a dive-bomb attack near Briouze, France. Interment services are pending. Read about Curtis http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1719072/airman-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-curtis-b/.
-- Army Pfc. William F. Delaney was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, when his battalion launched a massive firing demonstration against a large pocket of German defenders near the town of Grosshau, in the Hürtgen Forest in Germany. During the battle, an enemy artillery shell struck Delaney’s foxhole, and he died before he could be medically evacuated. Due to ongoing combat operations, his remains were not recovered at that time. Interment services are pending. Read about Delaney http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1718563/soldier-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-delaney-w/.
-- Navy Machinist's Mate 1st Class George Hanson was stationed aboard the USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft on Dec. 7, 1941. The battleship sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Hanson. Interment services are pending. Read about Hanson http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1718565/uss-oklahoma-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-hanson-g/.
-- Navy Steward 2nd Class Felicismo Florese was stationed aboard the USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft on Dec. 7, 1941. The battleship sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Florese. Interment services are pending. Read about Florese http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1723779/uss-oklahoma-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-florese-f/.
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