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Sept. 8, 2021

Veterans dug up a WWII bomber—in hopes of finding peace

It’s a hazy summer day in southern England, not far from the medieval market town of Arundel, and the Sussex countryside is dozing in the heat. In a pasture on a family farm a mile or so west of the town’s historic castle, an international team of military veterans and archaeologists from the University of York is methodically sifting through

Aug. 24, 2021

Sister grateful to bury Michigan Korean War veteran whose remains were missing for 70 years (via MLive.com)

After missing for 70 years, the remains of Korean War Veteran Dale W. Wright were interred at the Great Lakes National Cemetery.Linda Stover, 75, Wright’s half-sister and last remaining direct relative along with Stover’s children, some grandchildren and great-grandchildren were present on Monday, Aug. 23 at the morning service to inter the remains

Aug. 23, 2021

CSU center works to recover remains of American WWII pilot in France (via Colorado State University)

This year marks the 77th anniversary of the crash of an American bomber in Northern France that occurred in the summer of 1944. The pilot’s remains have gone unrecovered in the European country for decades.A mission to recover the remains of the pilot who crashed in a farmer’s field is now underway, led by Colorado State University’s Center for

Aug. 16, 2021

Pearl Harbor Hero, Missing in Action for Decades, Gets Patriotic Homecoming in Kentucky

To view this story from its original source, visit https://www.theepochtimes.com/pearl-harbor-hero-missing-in-action-for-decades-gets-patriotic-homecoming-in-kentucky_3870724.html?welcomeuser=1Nestled on the western edge of Barren County, Kentucky, is a small community named Merry Oaks, with a population of fewer than 300 people. In the 1900s, the

Aug. 2, 2021

With Undersea Robots, an Air Force Navigator Lost Since 1967 Is Found (via The New York Times)

A recovery mission off Vietnam’s coast showed how advances in technology have given new reach to the Pentagon’s search for American war dead.----On a July morning in 1967, two American B-52 bombers collided over the South China Sea as they approached a target in what was then South Vietnam.Seven crew members escaped, but rescue units from the Air

July 22, 2021

‘Welcome home’: Powell Butte soldier, MIA for 70 years, finally laid to rest at Arlington (via KTVZ News Channel 21)

WASHINGTON (KTVZ) -- A somber ceremony Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery brought tears, salutes and the scenes we've seen so often, along with grateful closure for the family of a fallen Korean War soldier from Powell Butte who had been listed as missing in action for nearly seven decades, until his remains were returned and identified.The

July 14, 2021

The hunt for Johnny Reb: American veterans dig up wreckage of WW2 B-24 Liberator that crashed in Sussex field after 1944 bombing raid in search for three crew who didn't make it - Via The Daily Mail

The search for the remains of US soldiers who were killed after a Second World War bomber plane which was gunned down by enemy fire near Paris crashed in a farmer's field in Sussex has begun, as American veterans dig up the area to finally take their fallen compatriots home. A B-24 Liberator with the 489th Bombardment Group dubbed 'Johnny Reb' was

July 8, 2021

After 77 years, Bolivar soldier killed in WW II returned to the Ozarks for honors, military funeral (via KY3 Springfield)

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - U.S. Army Pvt. James J. Cansler was 21 years-old when he died during World War II while fighting in Germany. The Bolivar native had joined the Army on May 31, 1944 and was reported missing in action just over five months later on Dec. 19, 1944 after his unit was involved in the Battle of Hurtgen Forest in Vossenack,

July 6, 2021

UNL professor: Marine killed in Frozen Chosin battle was starving, too (via the Omaha World-Herald)

It’s no secret soldiers and Marines who perished in the Korean War battle called “Frozen Chosin” died cold.Now, research by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln archaeology professor who studies mummified remains tells us at least some of them died hungry.Karl Reinhard examined a small and extremely rare chunk of coprolite — a scientific term for

July 1, 2021

Finally Home: More than 70 years after he left rural Pa., Cpl. Paul Wilkins’ remains were identified and returned to his family (via the Philadelphia Inquirer)

When Walter Wilkins roots through his memories, the decades between boyhood and old age, one lasting image of his older brother appears. He sees Paul walking away, up a mountain road in rural Pennsylvania.Walter, 86, doesn’t remember if that’s the day Paul left Bellwood, Blair County, to go fight in the forgotten war in Korea. He can’t recall if