US defence carries out search operation for missing World War II personnel in Arunachal Pradesh

02 June 2017, 11:25 PM
US defence carries out search operation for missing World War II personnel in Arunachal Pradesh
US defence carries out search operation for missing World War II personnel in Arunachal Pradesh

A search operation has been carried out by a team from the US defence department in Arunachal Pradesh to search for American military personnel who went missing during World War II.

From November 1 to December 14, 2016, field activities were conducted by the US Department of Defence's Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency (DPAA) in Arunachal Pradesh to search for US personnel who went missing in world War II, mostly as a result of air crashes.

"The DPAA team recovered evidence that was subsequently examined by a Joint Forensic Review Committee comprising both DPAA and Anthropological Survey of India members,"  the US Embassy said in a release in New Delhi.
It was advised by the committee on December 7 that the remains and material evidence that was recovered be transported to a DPAA laboratory for further analysis.

"In June 2017, DPAA personnel will escort the evidence from Kolkata to the US laboratory in Honolulu, Hawaii, for analysis," said the release. 

First Published: Friday, June 02, 2017 11:14 PM
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