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Feb. 24, 2022

Polish Airman solves WWII mysteries

During WWII, Poland lost the highest percentage of overall population and Jewish citizens compared to any other country in the world – 6 million people, including 90% of Polish Jews, were senselessly

Feb. 23, 2022

Famed director Spike Lee learns of MIA cousin after making movie about cousin’s unit

Early in 2021, Spike Lee, acclaimed director of movies like “BlackKkKlansman,” “Malcolm X,” and “Do The Right Thing,” received a letter from the United States Army. He was a little confused, because,

Dec. 30, 2021

AFCLC and DPAA: A Partnership for Mission Success

Since 2012, Language Enabled Airman Program Scholars and Foreign Area Officers from the Air Force Culture and Language Center have helped to support the Defense POW/MIA Agency’s mission. What started as linguistic support for DPAA’s Short-term Individual Augmentee Sourcing Conference has now developed into life-changing language, cultural and tactical support in helping DPAA connect with families of missing personnel.

Dec. 14, 2021

DPAA seeks families’ help for WWII Soldiers lost in Market Garden

The 93-year-old veteran walked the Dutch farm called Den Heuvel where in 1944 his forces were locked in a deadly battle with Nazis as part of Operation Market Garden. With Department of Defense

Nov. 3, 2021

Uncle Steve returns home from World War II

Pvt. Stephen C. Mason and four other Soldiers left on a mission to the enemy lines near Beek, Netherlands, Nov. 3, 1944.They were charged with gathering information on German fortifications and, if

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