BALTIMORE (AP) — The Pentagon says the remains of eight World War II servicemen, including one from Maryland, were recently recovered and returned to their families for burial.
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office said this week that the remains of Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Hugh F. Moore of Elkton were among those recovered.
Officials say on April 10, 1944, the men, who were B-24D Liberator crew members, took off from Nadzab Air Field in New Guinea, on a mission to attack an anti-aircraft site at Hansa Bay. The aircraft was shot down by enemy anti-aircraft fire over Madang Province, New Guinea.
In 2001, a U.S.-led team found the craft’s wreckage. Eventually, the site was excavated and the remains were recovered.
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