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2LT George Eldon Archer

2LT George Eldon Archer

Birth
USA
Death 16 Apr 1944 (aged 23)
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot SECTION 60 SITE 8053
Memorial ID 17306751 · View Source
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2nd Lt. George E. Archer, of Cushing, Okla. Archer's body was in a plane found crashed on a mountain in New Guinea. The B-24 disappeared after getting lost in a tropical storm on April 16th 1944. On April 16, 1944, a B-24 Liberator crewed by these airmen was returning to the aerodrome at Nadzab, New Guinea, after bombing enemy targets near Hollandia. The aircraft was altering course due to bad weather and was proceeding to the aerodrome at Saidor, but it never returned to friendly lines. In late 2001, the U.S. Embassy in Papua New Guinea notified the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command that wreckage of a World War II bomber had been found in Morobe Province. Early the next year, a JPAC team surveyed the site and found aircraft wreckage and remains. They also collected more remains and Grady's identification tag from local villagers who had found the items at the crash site. Later in 2002, a JPAC team began excavating the crash site and recovered remains and crew-related items, including identification tags for Knight and Smith. The team was unable to complete the recovery, and another JPAC team re-visited the site two weeks later to complete the excavation. The team found additional remains and identification tags for Sargent and King. His name is etched on Manila American (ABMC) Cemetery and Memorial . This memorial page represents his single burial place. His group burial is also at Arlington National Cemetery.


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2LT, US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II


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  • Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 5 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17306751
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT George Eldon Archer (7 Aug 1920–16 Apr 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17306751, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .