Press Release | Sept. 22, 2020

Pilot Accounted For From World War II (Eggud, G.)

WASHINGTON  –   The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that U.S. Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Gabriel J. Eggud, 25, killed during World War II, was accounted for Sept. 17, 2020.

In the summer of 1944, Eggud was a pilot assigned to the 110th Reconnaissance Squadron (Fighter), 71st Reconnaissance Group. On July 6, he was piloting a P-39 Airacobra fighter on a combat mission over Wewak, New Guinea, when a released bomb exploded and destroyed his aircraft. Efforts to recover Eggud’s remains were unsuccessful.

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Eggud’s personnel profile can be viewed at