MIA Update, February 8, 2019

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MIA Update, February 8, 2019

#1 Postby boardman » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:42 am

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

-- Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Lynn W. Hadfield a member of the 642nd Bombardment Squadron, 409th Bombardment Group, 9th Bombardment Division, 9th Air Force. On March 21, 1945, Hadfield was piloting an A-26B when his aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire and went missing during a combat mission from Couvron, France. Hadfield, and his two crewmen, Sgt. Vernon Hamilton and Sgt. John Kalausich, had been participating in the interdiction campaign to obstruct German troop movements in preparation for the Allied crossing of the Rhine River on March 23, 1945. Interment services are pending. Read about Hadfield https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/Article/1746271/pilot-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-hadfield-l/.
-- Army Pfc. Clifford M. Mills was a member of the 319th Glider Field Artillery Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, which participated in Operation Market Garden, the invasion of the German-occupied Netherlands. On Sept. 18, 1944, Mills was reported missing in action in the vicinity of Wyler and Zyfflich, Germany. Interment services are pending. Read about Mills https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1748260/soldier-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-mills-c/.
-- Marine Corps Reserve Pvt. Ted Hall 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 Hall. Interment services are pending. Read about Hall https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1746297/uss-oklahoma-marine-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-hall-t/.
-- Marine Corps Pvt. Waldean Black 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 Black. Interment services are pending. Read about Black https://www.dpaahttps/www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1750785/uss-oklahoma-marine-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-black-w/.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1738413/uss-oklahoma-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-kesler-d/.
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