MIA Update - June 27, 2022

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MIA Update - June 27, 2022

#1 Postby boardman » Mon Jun 27, 2022 6:28 pm

MIA Update: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced three new identifications for service members who have been missing and unaccounted-for from World War II. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:

-- Army Pvt. John P. Cooper, 37, was assigned to Company B, 778th Tank Battalion, as a crewmember of a M4 Sherman tank. On March 7, 1945, while his unit was engaged in battle with German forces near Lampaden, Germany, his tank was struck by an enemy rocket. Witnesses saw Cooper escape the tank but never saw or heard from him again, and he was initially declared missing in action. With no evidence he survived, the War Department issued a presumptive finding of death on March 8, 1946. Interment services are pending. Read about Cooper https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/3073004/tanker-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-cooper-j/.
-- Army Sgt. Garland W. Collier, 21, was assigned to Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. In the fall of 1944, he was reported killed in action during Operation Market Garden when his unit was attacked by German forces near Opheusden, Netherlands. Following the war his remains could not be recovered. Interment services are pending. Read about Collier https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/3072962/soldier-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-collier-g/.
-- Army Air Force Staff Sgt. Roy Carney, 20, was assigned to the 345th Bombardment Squadron, 98th Bombardment Group, 9th Air Force. On Aug. 1, 1943, the B-24 Liberator aircraft on which Carney was a gunner crashed as a result of anti-aircraft fire during Operation Tidal Wave. Following the war, his remains could not be identified. Interment services are pending. Read about Carney https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/3072970/airman-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-carney-r/.
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