The recent US field investigation in North East India in search of unaccounted-for Americans from World War II, recovered possible evidences of lost airmen. The field activities conducted by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) from November 8 to December 13 this year recovered possible evidences of lost airmen from World War II, a communiqué from the Kolkata-based US Consulate General office said.
The team investigated a site associated with a B-24J bomber loss involving 12 Americans that crashed in January 1944. The evidence that the team recovered will be reviewed by the Anthropological Survey of India (AnSI) in cooperation with DPAA, the communiqué said.
The recovery concluded DPAA’s eighth mission in India relating to US unaccounted-for personnel. The Government of India, AnSI and the Indian Air Force play a critical role in the recovery missions the US conducts in India.
DPAA’s mission is to provide the fullest possible accounting for US missing personnel to their families and the nation. DPAA maintains a historical list of US service members accounted for since 2007 on its website at http://www.dpaa.mil
DPAA investigations often are conducted in remote regions which require the team’s focus and attention to maintain a safe operating environment and to ensure sites remains as undisturbed as possible, the communiqué added.
By: Sentinel Assam
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