CPL John A DeCarlo

CPL John A DeCarlo

Birth
Death 9 Oct 1944
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Sec: 60, Site: 8334
Memorial ID 14765936 · View Source
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On the morning of Oct. 9, 1944, the crew took off on a trainingmission from Nadzab, New Guinea, in their B-24D Liberator. The aircraft wasnot seen again, and it was speculated that it had encountered bad weather. In early 2002, the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy inPort Moresby reported the discovery of two dog tags by villagers from a WorldWar II crash site in Morobe Province. Specialists from the Joint POW/MIAAccounting Command (JPAC) traveled to Papua, New Guinea, in November 2002 toinvestigate several World War II aircraft losses. The team interviewed thetwo villagers who gave them the dog tags, then surveyed the site whereaircraft wreckage and human remains were found. A joint team of JPAC and Papua, New Guinea specialists mounted afull-scale excavation at the site January through February 2003, when theyrecovered additional human remains and crew-related artifacts from thewreckage field. JPAC scientists and Armed Forces DNA IdentificationLaboratory specialists used mitochondrial DNA as one of the forensic tools tohelp identify the remains. Laboratory analysis of dental remains alsoconfirmed their identification.


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CPL, US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II

Gravesite Details CPL US ARMY

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  • Created by: Stacey
  • Added: 28 Jun 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14765936
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPL John A DeCarlo (unknown–9 Oct 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14765936, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Stacey (contributor 46780435) .