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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.


  |  Updated On : June 02, 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

New Delhi :  

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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