MARION, Ind. (AP) — A U.S. Marine killed in the Pacific in World War II has been buried in Indiana, 75 years after his death.
Fred Evert Freet was an 18-year-old private when he was killed...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The remains of a New York airman whose trove of 200-plus wartime letters inspired a California museum's popular World War II exhibit have been identified 75 years after he died...
Arkansas man identified as Marine killed in WWII battle
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Defense Department says the remains of a U.S. Marine killed in a World War II battle in the Pacific have been identified as an Arkansas man.
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Tuesday that Marine Corps Sgt. Millard Odom from Batesville, Arkansas, was officially identified Aug. 20 through DNA, dental and anthropological analysis, and "circumstantial and material evidence."
Authorities call off search for survivors from Pacific ferry
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Authorities on Friday called off an aerial search for survivors of a ferry that sank last month while sailing between two islands in the remote Pacific nation of Kiribati.
An estimated 81 people are missing and presumed dead. Seven survivors were rescued from a small wooden dinghy on Sunday, after a military plane from New Zealand used radar to locate the craft.
Ferry that sank in Pacific was ordered not to carry people
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A ferry that sank earlier this month while sailing between two islands in the remote Pacific nation of Kiribati had been ordered not to carry passengers because of earlier damage, the government said Wednesday.
About 80 people are missing, although the government hasn't confirmed the exact number. A New Zealand military plane using radar found a small wooden dinghy on Sunday that was carrying seven survivors who told rescuers the ferry sank.
US and Australia join search for Pacific ferry survivors
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The U.S. and Australia are due to join the search for survivors from a ferry that sank near the remote Pacific nation of Kiribati after seven people were rescued from a lifeboat, officials said Monday.
A New Zealand military plane used radar to find the wooden dinghy Sunday, more than a week after a ferry carrying an estimated 50 people between two Kiribati islands disappeared.
7 rescued from life raft in Pacific Ocean after ferry sank
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Six adults and an unconscious baby were rescued Sunday from a life raft in the Pacific Ocean after drifting for four days in the blazing sun without water. The survivors had scrambled onto the small wooden dinghy after the ferry they were aboard sank, according to authorities.
Ferry with about 50 aboard missing near Pacific’s Kiribati
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A ferry with an estimated 50 people aboard has been missing for more than a week off the coast of the Pacific nation of Kiribati, rescue authorities said Saturday.
New Zealand's Rescue Coordination Centre said it had sent a military Orion plane to assist in the search of an area of ocean approximately the size of Britain. The search is being led by Fiji.
WWII remains on Pacific island identified as Michigan man
DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan airman whose plane crashed during World War II has been identified among the remains recently discovered on a Pacific Ocean island, the U.S. government said Thursday.
The Detroit-area family of 2nd Lt. Donald Underwood got the news last weekend during a meeting with the Defense Department. A 90-year-old brother, George, was in disbelief.
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Pacific nation of Kiribati establishes large shark sanctuary
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The island nation of Kiribati has established a large shark sanctuary that will help ensure the creatures are protected across much of the central Pacific.
Vice President Kourabi Nenem said at the sanctuary's launch on Friday that the nation was committed to protecting sharks from exploitation and overfishing.
Kiribati has banned commercial shark fishing in the sanctuary, which is about the size of India.