WWII Remains of American Repatriated from Bosnia

Posted by admin on Sep 29, 2011

Almost seven decades after he died in World War II, the remains of Staff Sgt. Meceslaus T. Miaskiewicz are being returned from Bosnia to relatives in Massachusetts. Wrapped in a U.S. flag, his coffin was loaded Tuesday at the Sarajevo airport onto a U.S. C-130.

Miaskiewicz was with the 347th Bomb Squadron. His remains were thought to have been collected along with those of seven other crew members of a B-17 that crashed in 1944 while returning to Italy from a mission in Romania.

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