Missing WWII Soldiers Identified by DNA Testing

Posted by admin on Sep 24, 2010

The Rockford Register Star reports that 24-year old Robert R Bishop, a second lieutenant in the 392nd Bombardment Group of the USAF, was last seen in April 29, 1944. During a mission in Hanover, Germany, Bishop’s plane went down and for most of the past century his body remained undiscovered.

However, in 2003, a group of excavators in Europe uncovered the wreckage of his B-24 bomber and returned his body to the US military. Following seven years of processing, DNA tests conducted on the body were matched with samples provided by Mr Bishop’s family on July 29th, 2009.

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