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MIA Update, January 31, 2019

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:32 am
by boardman
MIA Update: This week, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced three new identifications. Returning home with full military honors are:

-- U.S. Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Howard T. Lurcott was a member of the 38th Bombardment Squadron, 30th Bombardment Group, stationed at Hawkins Field, Betio Island, Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands. On Jan. 21, 1944, the B-24J bomber aircraft he was piloting crashed into Tarawa lagoon shortly after takeoff. Lurcott and the nine other servicemen aboard the aircraft were killed. Interment services are pending. Read about Lurcott https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1744605/pilot-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-lurcott-h/.
-- Navy Seaman 1st Class Frank A. Hryniewicz was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, on Dec. 7, 1941, when the ship sustained multiple torpedo hits and quickly capsized, resulting in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Hryniewicz. Interment services are pending. Read about Hryniewicz https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1744613/uss-oklahoma-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-hryniewicz-f/.
-- Navy Machinist's Mate 1st Class Eugene K. Eberhardt was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, on Dec. 7, 1941, when the ship sustained multiple torpedo hits and quickly capsized, resulting in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Eberhardt. Interment services are pending. Read about Eberhardt https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/Article/1740219/uss-oklahoma-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-eberhardt-e/.