MIA Update - October 4, 2021

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MIA Update - October 4, 2021

#1 Postby boardman » Mon Oct 04, 2021 10:31 am

MIA Update:The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced one burial update and six 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 Hospital Apprentice 1st Class Keefe R. Connolly, 19, of Markesan, Wisconsin, 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, which caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Connolly. He will be buried Nov. 8, 2021, in his hometown. Read about Connolly https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/2762666/uss-oklahoma-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-connolly-k/.
-- Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Richard G. Salsbury, 19, was assigned to 345th Bombardment Squadron, 98th Bombardment Group, 9th Air Force. On Aug. 1, 1943, the B-24 Liberator aircraft on which Salsbury was serving as a gunner crashed as a result of enemy anti-aircraft fire. Following the war, his remains could not be identified. Interment services are pending. Read about Salsbury https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/2794610/airman-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-salsbury-r/.
-- Army Pvt. Archie V. Fleeman, 19, was assigned to Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Nov. 11, 1944, after his unit was part of the Hürtgen Forest offensive, near Hürtgen, Germany. Following the battle, his remains could not be recovered. Interment services are pending. Read about Fleeman https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/2791189/soldier-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-fleeman-a/.
-- Army Staff Sgt. William R. Linder, 30, was assigned to Company E, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Nov. 16, 1944, after his unit was part of the Hürtgen Forest offensive, near Hürtgen, Germany. Following the battle, his remains could not be recovered. Interment services are pending. Read about Linder https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/2791119/soldier-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-linder-w/.
-- Army Pfc. Don D. Dowler, 18, was assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Dec. 2, 1950, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. Following the battle, his remains could not be recovered. Interment services are pending. Read about Dowler https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/2791090/soldier-accounted-for-from-korean-war-dowler-d/.
-- Navy Seaman 2nd Class Laverne A. Nigg, 23, 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, which caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Nigg. Interment services are pen ding. Read about Nigg https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/2790826/uss-oklahoma-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-nigg-l/.
-- Navy Fireman 1st Class James O. McDonald, 25, 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, which caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including McDonald. Interment services are pending. Read about McDonald https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/2790843/uss-oklahoma-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-mcdonald-j/.
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