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Old 23rd August 2022, 03:25
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Sgt Herald Bord, 100th BG, MIA since 2/45

On July 8, 2022, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) identified the remains of Sergeant Herald R. Boyd, missing from World War II.

Sergeant Boyd entered the U.S. Army Air Forces from Texas and served in the 350th Bombardment Squadron, 100th Bombardment Group. He was a waist gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-102958) that departed Thorpe Abbots, Norfolk, England, with a crew of nine, for a bombing mission against enemy installations in Berlin, Germany. Just after dropping its bombs, this plane was struck by an anti-aircraft rocket in the right wing, setting it on fire. The pilot attempted to put the fire out by diving, but the aircraft soon rolled out of control. Two crew members managed to bail out as the aircraft spun towards the ground. These men were captured and later repatriated, but the other seven crew members died when the bomber crashed. German forces recovered the remains of six crew members from the wreckage and buried them in a cemetery in Döberitz, Germany, where they were found and identified by the American Graves Registration Command after the war. The remains of SGT Boyd were also recovered from the area, but could not be identified with the technology available at the time and were interred as an unknown. Between 2016 and 2018, DPAA historians completed a comprehensive disinterment research effort focused on eight sets of unknown remains recovered from Döberitz that were never identified. In January 2018, DPAA officials recommended disinterment of one set of these remains for scientific testing and identification. In June, 2018, they were transferred to the DPAA laboratory. The laboratory analysis and the totality of the circumstantial evidence available established an association between these unknown remains and SGT Boyd
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Old 25th August 2022, 13:59
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