INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - An Indianapolis family will be able to lay its soldier to rest more than six decades after he went down in a B-24D Liberator in World War II.
The Department of Defense announced 12 U.S. servicemen from World War II were identified from a crash site in Papua New Guinea. Among them was 21-year-old Indianapolis resident 1st Lt. Jack E. Volz, who was serving with the Army Air Forces.
Volz was among a crew sent on a reconnaissance mission on Oct. 27, 1943, according to the department. They took off from an airfield near Port Moresby, New Guinea. The crew encountered bad weather conditions and were told to land, but in their last radio transmission it was unclear where they were.
Several search attempts for the crew and their plane were unsuccessful. The U.S. got a tip in August 2003 that there was a crash site in Papua New Guinea. While initial attempts to search the area were unsuccessful due to weather, the remains were eventually excavated from January to March 2007.
Forensic evidence and I.D. tags helped search crews identify the men. Another Indiana man, 2nd Lt. William J. Shryock, 23, of Gary, was also found.
The men will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. More than 73,000 military personnel are still unaccounted for from World War II.
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