-- Mr. Peter Atkinson,
a former U.S. Army Air Corps Reservist, was among a small group of
American pilots training with the Flying Tigers at Kyedaw Airfield,
outside of Toungoo, Burma, in 1941. In preparation for battling Japanese
forces invading China, the pilots engaged their Curtiss P-40
single-seat aircraft in aggressive training and mock battles. On Oct.
25, 1941, Atkinson’s plane disintegrated while participating in one of
these training flights.Interment services are pending. Read more at: http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1042263/american-missing-from-world-war-ii-identified-atkinson/.
-- Army Sgt. 1st Class Eugene J. Colley, of New Hanover, N.C.,was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry
Division. In late November 1950, his
unit was assembled with South Korean soldiers into the 31st Regimental
Combat Team on the east side of the Chosin River, North
Korea, when his unit was attacked by Chinese forces. Colley was among 1,300 members of the RCT killed or captured in enemy territory and was declared missing on Dec. 2, 1950.Interment services are pending. Read more at: http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1041786/soldier-missing-from-korean-war-identified-colley/.
-- Army Sgt. Edward Saunders, of Baltimore City, Md.,was assigned to Company
K, 3rd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. On the
night of Feb. 11, 1951, Saunders’ company was supporting a planned
the Republic of Korea’s 16th Regiment when they were attacked by Chinese
forces. After heavy fighting, the unit was forced to withdraw to
Hoensong, South Korea. Saunders could not be
accounted for after the battle.Interment services are pending. Read more at: http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1041784/soldier-missing-from-korean-war-identified-saunders/.