Monthly Archives: April 2014

About time: WWII airmen receive long-overdue POW medals

About time: WWII airmen receive long-overdue POW medals published April 30, 2014|Foxnews.com “It’s recognition more than 70 years in the making. Eight U.S. service members shot down and captured while fighting Hitler’s Nazi regime finally received long overdue Prisoner of

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WWII Families for the Return of the Missing(WWRM) partners with Mid-Coast Veteran’s Council

WWII Families for the Return of the Missing(WWRM) partners with Mid-Coast Veteran’s Council 4/22/14|Brunswick, Maine Attached is our report from the meeting: AAR MCVC 4_22_14

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Hydroid sub records detailed images of WWII wrecks

Hydroid sub records detailed images of WWII wrecks American ships sank off coast of England before D-Day www.wcvb.com  |April  22 2014   “BOSTON —An unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank

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Retired Camp Lejeune Marine Returns From POW/MIA Search in Palau

Retired Camp Lejeune Marine Returns From POW/MIA Search in Palau witn.com|Posted: Tue 8:05 PM, Apr 22, 2014 ” A retired Camp Lejeune marine is back home after a month-long mission to bring home missing in action troops from World War

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SECDEF Wades Into JPAC/DPMO Mess

http://sofrep.com/34291/secdef-wades-jpacdpmo-mess/ April 21, 2014 | sofrep.com These days, you can’t go anywhere without running into a black POW/MIA flag. Before I spent time in Personnel Recovery (PR)m , I often wondered what it meant beyond conjuring images of Rambo blasting

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How BentProp and undersea robots found long-lost WWII bombers

Hundreds of families of Americans missing in action in Palau since World War II have long wondered what happened to their loved ones. Now cutting-edge oceanographic technology is helping find answers. by Daniel Terdiman | CNET.COM | April 20, 2014

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Remains of missing soldier headed home

April 19, 2014 | By Scott Fitzgerald | thesouthern.com PADUCAH — Recently discovered remains of a World War II Allied soldier from Paducah are coming home. The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced earlier this month the remains of

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World War II dog tags found in Saipan may solve 70-year-old mystery

Published April 19, 2014 | By Marisa Gottesman | Sun Sentinel The dog tags are pitted, battered. But there is enough left of them to solve a mystery that’s haunted a West Delray man for 70 years. The dog tags

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Big Revamp of Pentagon’s Troubled Mission to Find Missing Soldiers Looks a Lot Like Old Revamp

Big Revamp of Pentagon’s Troubled Mission to Find Missing Soldiers Looks a Lot Like Old Revamp Without change of leadership throughout, meaningful change could be elusive, critics say. by Megan McCloskey | ProPublica | April 16, 2014, 1:31 p.m. “With

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2nd Lt. Verne L. Gibb USAAF

U.S. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Verne L. Gibb, 22, of Topeka, Kan., will be buried April 23, in Leavenworth, Kan. On Oct. 23, 1945, Gibb was the pilot of a C-47B Skytrain aircraft, with three other crew members and

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