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Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. John H. Canty was one of eight crewmembers aboard a B-26 Maurader on a nighttime bombing mission from Easton Lodge-Essex, England, against targets near Caen, France. His B-26 was shot down between the villages of Baron-sur-Odon and Gavrus, France on June 22, 1944. World War II Airman remains recovered
An Airman who served with 555th Bombardment Squadron, 386th Bombardment Group, 9th Bomber Command, during World War II was accounted for Jan. 22, 2018.
0 2/01
2018
Servicemembers with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency honor the fallen during a disinterment ceremony Aug. 28, 2017, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. The remains disinterred will be transferred to the DPAA laboratory for identification. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mikaley Kline) DPAA Accounts for 183 Missing Service Members in Fiscal Year 2017
In fiscal year 2017, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency accounted for 183 formerly missing persons from past conflicts. Also, the agency individually identified the remains of 18 additional personnel, who were previously accounted for as part of group burials, reaching another milestone of 201 total identifications for the fiscal year.
0 10/24
2017
Vietnamese personnel screen soil as they work alongside Defense POW/MIA Accountability Agency members in hopes of recovering parts from a fallen aircraft or service member in Phuoc Son providence, Vietnam, May 27, 2017. The local nationals the service members increase the amount of work that is completed throughout the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka) Search for our fallen continues
Drenched in sweat from the hot, humid Vietnam weather, our shovels breached the earth’s surface excavating the ground and placing it into buckets to be screened as we searched for one of our own.
0 8/02
2017
On April 7, 1966, Air Force Capt. Robert Barnett was the pilot of a B-57B Canberra on a strike mission over Laos when his aircraft was hit by hostile ground fire and crashed.  Barnett was declared killed in action. After his remains were recently recovered, the Texas native was laid to rest April 7, 2017, at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin, Texas. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) Missing Persons Branch aids family of Vietnam-era pilot, many others
A 51-year journey, to the day, came to an end last month. Air Force Capt. Robert Barnett was laid to rest April 7, 2017, with full military honors at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin, Texas.
0 5/03
2017
A formation of T-34 Mentors perform a missing man flyover during the Freedom Flyer Reunion wreath laying ceremony March 31, 2017, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The event honors all prisoners of war and missing in action service members from the Vietnam War and included a wreath-laying ceremony and a missing man formation flyover.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Sean M. Worrell) Annual reunion honors sacrifice of POW, MIA service members
Members of the 560th Flying Training Squadron hosted the 44th annual Freedom Flyer Reunion and 20th annual POW/MIA (prisoner of war/missing in action) Symposium March 30-31, 2017, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.
0 4/03
2017
Default Air Force Logo Tech Report: Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency
Never leave an Airman behind. In this Air Force Tech Report, we look at the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency as they search far and wide for any remains of service members lost during conflicts to ensure closure is brought to their families.
0 6/29
2016
Senior Airman Colby Fahrenbacher, U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band member, salutes the name of his great-uncle at the North African American Cemetery in Tunisia, May 30, 2016. Fahrenbacher's great-uncle, Tech. Sgt. Merle Noffsinger was a B-24 gunner and bombardier who was shot down May 1, 1943. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Will McCrary/Released). USAFE band member discovers family history on Memorial Day
Senior Airman Colby Fahrenbacher, a tuba player in the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band, grew up hearing stories about his great-uncle Merle Noffsinger, who served with the Army Air Force. Fahrenbacher's great-uncle, Tech. Sgt. Merle Noffsinger, was a gunner and bombardier on the B-24 Liberator, and he was shot down May 1, 1943, during a mission over the Mediterranean Sea .
0 5/31
2016
(U.S. Air Force graphic/Maureen Stewart) January issue of Airman magazine now available
The January issue of Airman magazine is now available to download and is viewable through a Web browser.
0 1/08
2016
Capt. Michael Gruber, the 35th Communications Squadron director of operations, set out to pay respect to America’s prisoners of war and missing in action, as well as stand in solidarity with his father who was recently diagnosed with lung cancer, by running 85 miles for 24 hours straight, Sept. 18, 2015, at Misawa Air Base, Japan. As an avid runner, he has taken part in four 100-mile and one 100-km remembrance runs, collecting a memorabilia belt buckle to commemorate each marathon. (U.S. Air Force illustration/Senior Airman Jose L. Hernandez-Domitilo) 24-hour journey for heroes, father
He reached his 5th hour of running alone in the still of a dark, cold night lit only by streetlights surrounding the track -- 25 miles down, 75 more to go.
1 9/26
2015
Staff Sgt. Sherring Goodwin, a honor guardsman from Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, presents the folded American flag to Joe Partridge, the brother of the late Capt. Frederick Partridge, Aug. 10, 2015, at the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Full honors were presented for Frederick, to include a flag folding, firing party, color team and a bugle player who finished the ceremony with the playing of Taps. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kaleb Snay) 63 years later: Columbus supports MIA ceremony
Twenty honor guardsmen from Columbus Air Force Base and four T-38 Talons supported a missing in action ceremony Aug. 10 for a Mississippi Airman, exactly 63 years after his aircraft crashed.
0 8/13
2015
Default Air Force Logo World War II Airman's remains identified
The remains of an Airman missing since World War II, have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors, said the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency in a Defense Department news release issued Aug. 6.
1 8/07
2015
Members of the U.S. Army 1st Battallion 3rd Infantry, Caisson Platoon, carry the remains of U.S. Army Air Forces Sgt. Charles A. Gardner Dec. 4, 2014, in Arlington National Cemetery. Gardner, along with 11 of his fellow crew members, went missing on April 10, 1944, after his B-24D Liberator aircraft was shot down over New Guinea. (U.S. Air Force photo /Master Sgt. Jeffrey Allen) Missing Airman from WWII buried at Arlington
The remains of an Army Air Force Airman who had been missing since World War II was buried with full honors at Arlington National Cemetery on Dec. 4.
4 12/05
2014
Default Air Force Logo Missing Airmen from Vietnam War identified
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office, or DPMO, announced today that the remains of Air Force pilots Maj. James E. Sizemore of Lawrenceville, Ill., and Maj. Howard V. Andre Jr., of Memphis, Tenn., have been identified and will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors on Sept. 23 at Arlington National Cemetery
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2013
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