Lunday, Samuel Earl, Jr., 2LT

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Co-Pilot, Four-Engine Aircraft
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1943, AAF MOS 1055, China-Burma-India (CBI)
Service Years
1942 - 1943

Aviation

Second Lieutenant



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Home State
Georgia
Georgia
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Manchester, North Carolina
Last Address
Unknown

Casualty Date
Apr 24, 1943
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
India
Conflict
WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Unknown

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World War II Fallen
  1943, World War II Fallen [Verified]


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AAF Pilot Badge

 
 Unit Assignments
Army Air CorpsChina-Burma-India (CBI)
  1942-1943, 061B, Army Air Corps
  1943-1943, AAF MOS 1055, China-Burma-India (CBI)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1943 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Authorities have identified the remains of a Florida Panhandle man declared missing in action in World War II.

The Department of Defense says Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Samuel Lunday of Marianna will be buried Friday at Arlington National Cemetery.

Officials say Lunday and four other U.S. servicemen lost radio contact as their aircraft flew from China to India in April 1943. As the U.S. fought Japan, Army Air Forces cargo planes based in India ferried supplies over the Himalayas to American bases in China.

Officials say an American discovered the wreckage of Lunday's plane in 2003 while hiking near Chabua, India. Lunday's remains were identified when DNA evidence matched samples from Lunday's nephews.

 According to the Defense Department, more than 73,000 Americans remain unaccounted-for from World War II.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/09/28/remains-florida-man-missing-in-wwii-are-identified/

   
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