MIA Update: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has announced the identifications of eight American servicemen who had been missing and unaccounted for from WWII and the Korean War. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:
-- Army Cpl. Donald E. Angle was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, fighting against members of the Korean People’s Army. On July 25, 1950, he was reported missing in action in the vicinity of Yongdong, South Korea. Absent of evidence of continued survival, the Department of the Army declared him deceased as of Dec. 31, 1953. Interment services are pending. Read about Angle https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1897282/soldier-accounted-for-from-korean-war-angle-d/.
-- Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Grady J. Crawford was a member of Battery M, 4th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, serving in North Korea. He was last seen engaged in combat operations at Yudam-ni, West Chosin Reservoir, North Korea, on Dec. 1, 1950. No lists provided by the Chinese People’s Volunteer Forces or Korean People’s Army showed Crawford as a prisoner of war. Absent evidence of continued survival, the Department of the Navy declared him deceased as of Oct. 30, 1953. Interment services are pending. Read about Crawford https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1901685/marine-accounted-for-from-korean-war-crawford-g/.
-- Army Pvt. Penn Franks was a member of Company G, 371st Infantry Regiment, 92nd Infantry Division. His unit was engaged in battle on the Gothic line in the northern Apennine Mountains near Strettoia, Italy, when he was killed in action on Feb. 10, 1945. Following the battle, his unit was unable to recover his remains. Interment services are pending. Read about Franks https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1897278/soldier-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-franks-p/.
-- Army Pvt. James I. Trick was a member of Company M, 3rd Battalion, 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, which was engaged against enemy forces in the Hürtgen Forest, near Germeter, Germany. He was reportedly killed by enemy shrapnel on Nov. 4, 1944, while bring supplies for his unit. Interment services are pending. Read about Trick https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1901545/soldier-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-trick-j/.
-- Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Paul Cybowski was a member of the 373rd Bombardment Squadron, 308th Bombardment Group, based in Yangkai, China. On Sept. 15, 1943, Cybowski was a gunner aboard a B-24D aircraft, on a bombing mission over Haiphong, French Indochina. Approximately 50 Japanese fighters attacked the formation as it turned to make a run over the target, shooting down three of the five American aircraft. Five crewmembers were able to bail prior to the crash, but Cybowski, and four other crewmembers, were killed during the attack. Interment services are pending. Read about Cybowski https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1900350/airman-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-cybowski-p/.
-- Army Pvt. Laurel W. Ebert was a member of Company I, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division, serving as part of a nine-person patrol to find and silence an enemy machine gun position somewhere west of the Sanananda Track in the Cape Killerton area of the Australian Territory of Papua (present-day Papua New Guinea.) Six members of the patrol, including Ebert, failed to return following the mission. He was subsequently listed as missing in action. Interment services are pending. Read about Ebert https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1898331/soldier-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-ebert-l/.
-- Navy Radioman 3rd Class Starring B. Winfield 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 Winfield. Interment services are pending. Read about Winfield https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1897523/sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-winfield-s/.
-- Navy Radioman 2nd Class Floyd A. Wells was stationed aboard the USS Arizona, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft on Dec. 7, 1941, which caused a cataclysmic explosion, and ignited a fire that burned for two days. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 1,177 crewmen, including Wells. Interment services are pending. Read about Wells https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1897333/sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-wells-f/.
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