Crew members of the USS Oklahoma and bombers shot down during World War II were among the seven service members recently accounted for by the Defense Department agency tasked with recovering troops listed as missing in action or prisoners or war.
Six of the identifications announced in February by the Hawaii-based Defense POW-MIA Accounting Agency were associated with WWII and one was killed in Korea, according to agency news releases.
The remains include two sailors serving on Battleship Row during Japan’s surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Dec. 7, 1941.
Seaman 1st Class Donald Stott, 19, and Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class Cecil Barncord, 24, died aboard the Oklahoma along with 427 other crew members, the agency said.
Stott, of Monticello, Iowa, was identified March 26, 2021, and Barncord, no hometown listed, on Oct. 14, 2016, DPAA announced last month.
U.S. Army Air Forces 1st Lt. George Winger, 25, was piloting a B-24 Liberator shot down over Romania on Aug. 1, 1943, the agency said. Second Lt. Pharis Weekley, 21, was navigating another B-24 also shot down over Romania that day.
Winger, no hometown listed, was identified Jan. 24 and Weekley, of Bradley Junction, Fla., on July 12, according to DPAA releases.
The Korean War soldier, Cpl. Donald Dupont, 22, no hometown listed, was reported missing in action during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, Dec. 2, 1950. His remains were accounted for on Jan. 24, the agency said.