11 WWII Airmen's Remains Returned

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San Diego Union-Tribune
April 26, 2008
DOVER, Del. – The remains of 11 airmen whose bomber disappeared during a World War II mission over the southwestern Pacific have been identified and are being returned for burial with military honors, Pentagon officials said yesterday.
The men were members of the Army Air Forces' 43rd Bomber Group, 63rd Bomber Squadron. They were listed as missing after their B-24 Liberator, “The Swan,” failed to return from a mission Dec. 3, 1943.
The crew had departed from New Guinea on a reconnaissance mission over New Hanover Island in the Bismarck Sea. They reported dropping their bombs on target but, despite several radio contacts with their base, never returned.
The remains were recovered between 2004 and 2007 after members of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command located and excavated a site on New Guinea where wreckage had been sighted by hunters four years earlier.
--Associated Press