|Death: ||Aug. 8, 1946|
Eight men lost their lives in a OA-10 (PBY-A) crash one half mile off O'ahu, Territory of Hawaii. They include the crew and two soldiers getting a transport ride. Although the crash was observed and rescue efforts were launched immediately, no bodies were ever recovered.
Crew, 7th Emergency Rescue Squadron:
1st Lt Harris Kamis
2nd Lt Benjamin F Colson
2nd Lt Vincent G Badolato
Sgt Stanley R Kelley
Cpl Bedford K Metzger Jr
Pfc Riego C Miguel
1st Sgt Joseph G Ritchie
Pfc Richard K Albert
The Riego C. Miguel found in the World War II Army Enlistment Records database has a similar Service Number, 30125784, to the ABMC's of 30124784; it's not known which, if either, is in error. The two men attached to these numbers have Hawaii in common. Riego was born in the Hawaiian Islands with a Filippino background. His residence isn't coded nor is his place of enlistment though he entered service on February 16, 1946. He was a single clergyman in civilian life. There's a notation, "Enlistment for the Philippine Department".
* Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938 - 1946 (Enlistment Records); "Miguel, Riego ASN 30124784 or 30125784"; database found online at the National Archives Records Administration (NARA).
* Honolulu Advertiser, Friday, August 9, 1946, page 1, banner headline article.
* Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Tuesday, August 20, 1946, page 1, headline article.
* Kamis, Harris - Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF), US Army Human Resources Command.
* Kamis, Harris - Report of Major Accident, HQ Air Force Historical Research Agency.
* News item carried in numerous newspapers across the United States on August 8 or August 9, 1946, seen on NewspaperArchive.
* American Battle Monuments Commission, "World War II database".
Note: Entered the service from Hawaii.
Plot: Courts of the Missing
Created by: seekerJay
Record added: Aug 03, 2010
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