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Remains of World War II Pottstown airman identified (Via The Mercury)

By Evan Brandt

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Seventy-four years after his bomber crashed in a Pacific lagoon, the remains of a Pottstown airman who died serving his country have been identified.

U.S. Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Carl M. Shaffer, 22, was accounted for on Dec. 20, 2018.

According to a release from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, Shaffer's B-24J bomber, often called a "Liberator," crashed in Tarawa lagoon shortly after takeoff on Jan. 21, 1944.

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