Sept. 14, 2017 —
Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Donald E. Underwood, killed during World War II, has now been accounted for.
On Jan. 21, 1944, Underwood was a member of the 38th Bombardment Squadron, (Heavy), 30th Bombardment Group, stationed at Hawkins Field, Helen Island, Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands, when his B-24J bomber crashed shortly after take-off.
Interment services are pending; more details will be released 7-10 days prior to scheduled funeral services.
DPAA is grateful to History Flight, Inc., for their partnership in this mission.
Underwood’s name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing at an American Battle Monuments Commission site along with the others who are missing from WWII. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.
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