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Old 13th March 2006, 10:32
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USAAF airmen exhumations in Austria

Hi folks,

I am wondering if someone has a list of exhumation of USAAF airmen post war. I know that in 1946-48? US exhumation comission was travelin in eastern and central europe looking for USAAF airmen graves, to relocate them to American cemeteries in Europe or to states to their families.
I saw list of exhumations in Czechoslovakia and Hungary. So I am wondering if there list is existing also for Austria. If so, I would loev to have a copy or at least want to check some names in it...
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Re: USAAF airmen exhumations in Austria

Hello Peter,

Can you give a number to the names you have and if so can you provide us with the names.

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Re: USAAF airmen exhumations in Austria

OK Alex here they are...
I checked ABMC for them and also gravesite locator..
But place of exhumation is not listed on these...and that probably says
about crash location as well. I have MACR in my hands, but as men who bailed out report landed near some a/f in Austria (?) plane waslast time see over Hungary (south slovakia now), which is also land listed in 451.BG book.

Albert F Boyhan, 0-8194240
Roy R Rocconi, 0-723169
William T. Johnson, 0-723978
Billy R, Humes, 38453164
all one crew, 451.BG, lost 7. february 1945.

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PS: Do you have that mentioned list or just extensive database about USAAF from your search?
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Re: USAAF airmen exhumations in Austria

Hi,
B24 "Male Box" serial number 44-49868
Battle number "31"
451BG, 725 BS.
MACR 12086
Lost over Austria 7th February 1945.

1st Lt. Albert F. Boyhan,
from Brooklyn NY.
Is at rest at the Ardennes American Cemetery Neupre, Belgium. at Plot D, Row 4 Grave 29.
The following are remembered and Honoured on the ABMC site by Dan Silviu sr, Comrade, friend and crew member.
Navigator Roy R. Rocconi, from Buffalo NY.
Bombadier William T. Johnson, from Silver Bowl MT.
Nose Gunner S/Sgt/ William "Billy" R. Humes from Ingelside San Patricio County, TX. He rests at the Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery at Section R site 186.

Do you have more on the crew ?

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Re: USAAF airmen exhumations in Austria

HI Alex,

this is exactly what I wrote I checked. ABMC and National Gravesite locator...I have complete MACR so all crew...
BUT I am looking fgor place where these fur men were exhumed from. Somewhere in Austria probably? So the place of their rest in between 1945 to 1946/8 when they were relocated to the cemeteries you mentioned...
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Re: USAAF airmen exhumations in Austria

Hi,

Try Balatonlelle, Hungary.
Red 31 came down near there.
So I have understood.
I have looked at a map and it is just south of the Lake.
Yes 4 KIA , 7 pow.
Maybe help if known where they were kept pow . 3 at stalag 17B, 2 at Dulag 12, 1 at Stalag Luft 3 and 1 unknown.
Dan - must ba a story there, down on 7th Feb but pow date 29th March.
two perhaps four still with us.
See armyairforce site for 451BG.
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