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DPAA In The News

News 2 | Jan. 29, 2024

Digging into the facts and field

By Rob Mitchum

In June 1945, 2nd Lt. Hulen A. Leinweber was shot down and killed while piloting a plane in the Philippines just months before World War II ended. Military personnel searched the area where the 21-year-old’s plane crashed but discovered no remains; in 1947, Leinweber was named one of tens of thousands of non-recoverable WWII soldiers.

But over 70 years later, Leinweber’s family finally received closure as the veteran’s remains were discovered and identified, thanks in part to the efforts of a unique University of Illinois Chicago research center.

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