PFC Joseph Ingvald Natvik
Cenotaph

PFC Joseph Ingvald Natvik

Birth
Death 18 Jul 1946 (aged 21)
India
Cenotaph Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot SECTION MF, SITE 10-2
Military PFC, US ARMY
Memorial ID 1025924 · View Source
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PFC USAAF WWII MIA-KIA
Flight Engineer

He disappeared at Assam India on a flight to Hsinching, China, when C-109 #44-49628 crashed. The crew members were~

1st Lt Allen R Turner, Pilot, from Brookline MA
2nd LT Frederick W Langhorst, CoPilot, from Yonkers NY
Cpl Robert L McAdoo, Radio Operator, from Overton TX
Pfc Joseph I Natvick, Engineer, from Madison WI

THE WRECKAGE OF THIS AIRCRAFT WAS LOCATED BY CLAYTON KUHLES OF miarecoveries.org OCTOBER 2007. THE SITE IS A 3-DAY HIKE NE OF BISHMAKNAGAR, ARUNACHAL PRADESH STATE, INDIA.

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Airman Accounted For From World War II (Natvik, J.)
By DPAA Public Affairs

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2018 — Army Air Forces Pfc. Joseph I. Natvik, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Sept. 24, 2018.

On July 17, 1945, Natvick, a member of the 1330 Army Air Force Base Unit, Air Transport Command, was the engineer on board a C-109 aircraft, en route from Jorhat, India, to Hsinching, China, over “The Hump,” when the aircraft crashed in a remote area. All four passengers were declared deceased after an extensive search effort failed to locate the crash site.

One set of remains was identified on Feb. 9, 2016 as the co-pilot, 1st Lt. Frederick W. Langhorst, 24, of Yonkers, New York. Langhorst was buried Nov. 26, 2016 in Battle Creek, Michigan. Another set of remains was identified Sept. 24, 2018 as Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Allen R. Turner.

DPAA is grateful to Clayton Kuhles and the government of India for their partnership in this mission.

Interment services are pending; more details will be released 7-10 days prior to scheduled funeral services.

Natvik’s name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery, an American Battle Monuments Commission site in Taguig City, Philippines, along with the other MIAs from WWII. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for .

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FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT

WASHINGTON — November 7, 2018

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, accounted-for from World War II, are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

Army Air Forces Pfc. Joseph I. Natvik, 20, of Madison, Wisconsin, accounted for on Sept. 24, 2018, will be buried November 25, 2018 in Columbus, Wisconsin.

On July 17, 1945, Natvik, a member of the 1330 Army Air Force Base Unit, Air Transport Command, was the engineer on board a C-109 aircraft, en route from Jorhat, India, to Hsinching, China, over “The Hump,” when the aircraft crashed in a remote area. All four crew members were declared deceased after an extensive search effort failed to locate the crash site.

In late 2007, an independent investigator, Clayton Kuhles, discovered aircraft wreckage in a deep ravine at a high altitude that correlated with Natvik’s aircraft. Possible osseous remains were recovered and turned over to the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (a predecessor to DPAA).

In February 2009, a contracted group traveled to the reported crash site and confirmed the location of the aircraft wreckage. Also in 2009, a local resident in India turned over additional bone fragments he had taken from the crash site.

One set of remains was identified on Feb. 9, 2016 as the co-pilot, 1st Lt. Frederick W. Langhorst, 24, of Yonkers, New York. Langhorst was buried Nov. 26, 2016, in Battle Creek, Michigan. Another set of remains was identified Sept. 24, 2018, as Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Allen R. Turner, 25, of Brookline, Massachusetts.

To identify Natvik’s remains, scientists from DPAA and the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis, as well as circumstantial and material evidence.

DPAA is grateful to Clayton Kuhles and the government of India for their partnership in this mission.
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  • Maintained by: B24CoPilotNiece
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1025924
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Joseph Ingvald Natvik (12 Oct 1924–18 Jul 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1025924, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by B24CoPilotNiece (contributor 47391745) .