US identifies remains of WW2 tank commander killed in 1944
The US says it has identified the remains of a World War Two tank
commander who was killed fighting in Germany in November 1944.
Lt Gene F Walker was battling Nazi forces near the German-Belgian
border when his M4 Sherman was struck by an anti-tank round.
His crew escaped the blast, but were prevented from recovering his
body by heavy fighting.
But almost 79 years later, US military researchers have identified the
Since its formation in 1973, the DPAA has accounted for some 1,543
missing US servicemen. But government figures indicate that more than
72,000 troops who fought in World War Two remain missing.