Press Release | June 16, 2022

Soldier Accounted For From World War II (Owens, D.)

WASHINGTON  –   The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Pfc. David N. Owens, 27, killed during World War II, was accounted for June 15, 2022.

In November 1944, Owens was assigned to Company E, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. His unit was engaged in battle with German forces near Hürtgen, Germany, in the Hürtgen Forest, when he was reported missing in action on Nov. 22. His body unable to be recovered, and the Germans never reported him as a prisoner of war. He was declared killed in action Nov. 23, 1945.

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