3 Accounted For
|PFC Manley Forrest Winkley|
|Company B, First Battalion, 2nd Marines|
|KIA on Betio, Tarawa atoll, 20 November 1943|
|1943. Buried Betio Cemetery 25.
1946. Remains overlooked by 604th QMGRC.
2012. Cemetery site located by History Flight.
2013. Remains turned over to JPAC officials. Identified 2 April; accounted for 1 June.
|Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery|
|DPAA News Release (21 August 2013)
“The Search for the Lost Marines of Tarawa” – Wil S. Hylton, New York Times
|H. Sedric WhiteThomas L. Meek||Captain Henry Sedric White
Staff Sergeant Thomas Leroy Meek
|VMSB-141; pilot (White) and gunner (Meek) in SBD-4 #06969|
|Lost in aircraft crash on Mavea Island, 21 July 1943.|
|Crash site located in 1943; remains located and buried on Espiritu Santo.
US Army team investigated in 1947; no remains reported.
JPAC team investigated in 2012; recovered remains and additional evidence. Official (group) identification announced 18 October, 2013.
|Group burial at Arlington National Cemetery.|
|DPMO News Release (White, Meek)|