Obituaries

U-110 and HMS Bulldog lowering her whaleboat (left) David Balme on HMS Bulldog (right)

Lt.Cmdr. David Balme, captor of first Enigma, passed away

David Balme, the Royal Navy Officer who seized a top-secret Enigma machine and codebook while storming a captured German U-Boat has died at the age of 95. Lieutenant Commander David Balme, who died on Sunday, was credited with helping to shorten the Second World War by two years after he led the boarding party that raided U-110, east …

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US Marine James D. OTTO

Marine Cpl. Missing since WWII in Tarawa Accounted For

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced yesterday Dec. 4 that the remains of a serviceman, unaccounted for since World War II, have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Marine Corporal James D. Otto, born in Los Angeles, was only 20 years old. He will be buried …

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Missing Hungarian WWII Soldier Finally identified and will return home

The body of a Hungarian soldier who died during World War II was successfully identified in Ukraine. Gyula Ágner was highly awarded during the war. His remains will be brought back to Hungary, to give him a proper burial, according to Roland Maruzs, who is the Head of the Social Relations and the Department of War Tribute. Even though …

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Memorial for cpt. Meyers

Soldiers Missing from Vietnam War Finally Accounted For

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that the remains of three U.S. servicemen, missing from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be buried with full military honors. Army Maj. Dale W. Richardson, 28, of Mount Sterling, Ill.; Staff Sgt. Bunyan D. Price Jr., 20, of Monroe, N.C.; and Sgt. …

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Lead archaeologist Kristen N. Baker of History Flight, Inc., carefully exposes the remains of Medal of Honor recipient, First Lt. Alexander Bonnyman Jr., in May. (Credits: Clay Bonnyman Evans/History Flight, Inc.)

Remains of WWII Hero MOH 1Lt Bonnyman buried sunday

UPDATED 28.09.2015 WWII war hero and Medal of Honor recipient, 1st Lt. Alexander “Sandy” Bonnyman Jr., is one step closer to his final resting place. Bonnyman’s funeral service and burial were open to the public. They’re set for Sunday September 27, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at West Knoxville’s Berry Highland Memorial Cemetery. Bonnyman’s grandson Clay …

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President Barack Obama greets the nation’s oldest living veteran, Emma Didlake, in the Oval Office, July 17, 2015. (Credits: Pete Souza / White House)

Oldest Known U.S. Veteran, Emma Didlake, died at the age of 110

The nation’s oldest known living veteran, Emma Didlake, died Sunday August 16, 2015, at the age of 110. Just a few weeks earlier she had a meeting with the U.S. President Obama. “Emma Didlake served her country with distinction and honor, a true trailblazer for generations of Americans who have sacrificed so much for their …

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Missing Airmen of a B-26 Marauder finally accounted for

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that servicemen, missing from World War II, have been accounted for and their remains are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors. On December 23, 1944, a B-26G Marauder from the 559th Bomber Squadron, 397th Bomber Group, took off from Saint Quentin, France, …

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