Recovered US Airmen to Be Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
On 20 Nov 1943, a B-24D Liberator bomber took off from Port Moresby, New Guinea. It soon lost contact with the airfield. The wreckage of the aircraft was not found until 1984, but threat of landslides in the remote terrain meant that the remains of the airmen would not be obtained until 2004. Beginning in 2009 and completing recently, the remains were identified by DNA testing to be that of:
- 1st Lieutenant Richard T. Heuss
- 2nd Lieutenant Robert A. Miller
- 2nd Lieutenant Edward R. French
- 2nd Lieutenant Robert R. Streckenbach Jr.
- Technical Sergeant Lucian I. Oliver, Jr.
- Technical Sergeant Charles A. Bode
- Staff Sergeant Ivan O. Kirkpatrick
- Staff Sergeant William K. Musgrave
- Staff Sergeant James T. Moran
- Staff Sergeant James B. Moore
- Staff Sergeant Roy Surabian
Although some of the human remains recovered had already been previously returned to surviving family, the remainder would be buried together at the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, United States on 24 Mar 2011, sharing one headstone.
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