UPDATE: History Flight has helped identify 50 Tarawa MIAs from Tablets of the Missing

Bonnyman Punchbowl Clay Bonnyman Evans
Bonnyman Punchbowl Clay Bonnyman Evans

The author, Clay Bonnyman Evans, with his mother, Frances Bonnyman Evans, at The Punchbowl in 1976.

History Flight, Inc., the Florida-based nonprofit that recovered the remains of my grandfather, 1st Lt. Alexander Bonnyman, Jr. in 2015, has to date helped resolve 50 cases of Tarawa MIAs whose names are on the Tablets of the Missing at the National Cemetery of the Pacific (aka The Punchbowl) on Oahu, Hawaii. 

Thanks to Robert Rumsby for compiling the attached spreadsheet, which shows the names of 77 Tarawa MIAs that have now been identified, as well as how their remains were recovered.

 

 

Last NameFirst NameM.I.RankIdentification SourceBurial Location (If Recovered & Identified)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
AllenRandolphNMIPrivate First ClassIsolated field recovery by History Flight.Arlington National Cemetery, Section 60, Site 10687.
AndreggHenryNMICorporalX-3-Lone Palm (Schofield Barracks Mausoleum #1), buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Section E, Site 621. Recovered from Cemetery 26.Chattanooga National Cemetery, Section BB, Site 442-C.
BaileyJohnS.Technical SergeantCemetery 33 field recovery by History Flight.
BallWilliamD.SergeantX-89-Lone Palm (Schofield Barracks Mausoleum #1), buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Section E, Site 522. Recovered from Cemetery 33.
BarkerRaymondA.CorporalUndetermined field recovery by History Flight.
BlanchetteAlbericM.PrivateX-153-Lone Palm (Schofield Barracks Mausoleum #1), buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Section E, Site 136. Recovered from Cemetery 33.Old Holy Rosary Cemetery, Caribou, Maine.
Bonnyman, Jr.AlexanderNMIFirst LieutenantCemetery 27 field recovery by History Flight.Berry Highland Memorial Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee.
BrisbaneHowardP.Pharmacist's Mate Third ClassCemetery 27 field recovery by History Flight.Arlington National Cemetery, Section 60, Site 11645.
BrownDarwinH.Private First ClassIsolated burial; unilateral turnover.Center Cemetery, Bernardston, Massachusetts.
BrozynaAnthonyNMIPrivate First ClassCemetery 27 field recovery by History Flight.Arlington National Cemetery, Section 60, Site 11345.
BussaGeorgeS.Second LieutenantCemetery 27 field recovery by History Flight.Arlington National Cemetery, Section 60, Site
CancillaNicholasJ.Private First ClassCemetery 25 field recovery by History Flight.Calvary Cemetery, Section A 2100, Lot W-1/2, Altoona, Pennsylvania.
CarboneJosephC.PrivateX-206-Lone Palm (Schofield Barracks Mausoleum #1), buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Section E, Site 748. Recovered from Cemetery 33.Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, New York.
CarterRobertJ.PrivateCemetery 27 - Row B - field recovery by History Flight.Arlington National Cemetery, Section 60, Site 11309.
CharpillozLyleE.Private First ClassUndetermined NMCP Unknown & field recovery by History Flight in 2014.
CookSidneyA.Gunnery SergeantCemetery 27 field recovery by History Flight.Arlington National Cemetery, Section 60, Site 11899.
CritchleyWalterG.CorporalCemetery 27 field recovery by History Flight.Arlington National Cemetery, Section 60, Site
DrewCharlesA.PrivateUndetermined field recovery by History Flight.
DruckerMauriceJ.Private First ClassCemetery 27 - Row B - unilateral turnover.National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Section J, Site 167.
FoxJackJ.Private First ClassX-117-Lone Palm (Schofield Barracks Mausoleum #1), buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Section E, Site 843. Recovered from Cemetery 33.
GeddesDaleR.PrivateCemetery 27 field recovery by History Flight.Grand Island Cemetery, Section 8, Lot 51, Grand Island, Nebraska.
GilmoreRaymondP.Pharmacist's Mate Second ClassIsolated burial; unilateral turnover.Arlington National Cemetery, Section 67, Site 2080-5.
GoreBenH.Private First ClassCemetery 27 - Row B - field recovery by History Flight.Riverside Cemetery, Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
GrimmEldenW.SergeantX-150-Lone Palm (Schofield Barracks Mausoleum #1), buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Section F, Site 1226. Recovered from Cemetery 33.
GuerrieroAnthonyG.CorporalX-49-Lone Palm (Schofield Barracks Mausoleum #1), buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Section E, Site 64. Recovered from Cemetery 33.Arlington National Cemetery, Section 60, Site
HannonHaroldP.Private First ClassCemetery 33 field recovery by History Flight, in 2017.
HaraldsonPalmerS.PrivateCemetery 27 field recovery by History Flight.Fort Dodge Memorial Park, Fort Dodge, Iowa.
HarrisonArnoldJ.Private First ClassX-166-Lone Palm (Schofield Barracks Mausoleum #1), buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Section F, Site 1118. Recovered from Cemetery 26.
HubertJamesJ.SergeantCemetery 27 - Row B - field recovery by History Flight.Calvary Cemetery, Duluth, Minnesota.
JamesRayNMIPrivate First ClassX-163-Lone Palm (Schofield Barracks Mausoleum #1), buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Section E, Site 638. Recovered from Cemetery 33.
JohnsonJamesB.Private First ClassCemetery 27 field recovery by History Flight.Arlington National Cemetery, Section 60, Site 11212.
JordanEdwinW.PrivateUndetermined field recovery by History Flight.
KinesEmmettL.PrivateCemetery 27 field recovery by History Flight.West Virginia National Cemetery, Section 7, Site 476.
KourkosSamJ.Private First ClassX-116-Lone Palm (Schofield Barracks Mausoleum #1), buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Section F, Site 1224. Recovered from Cemetery 33.
Mac DonaldJohnW.Private First ClassCemetery 27 field recovery by History Flight.
MansfieldJamesF.Private First ClassCemetery 27 field recovery by History Flight.Vine Hills Cemetery, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
MasoniFrankL.Assistant CookX-210-Lone Palm (Schofield Barracks Mausoleum #1), buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Section E, Site 846. Recovered from Cemetery 33.
MathiesElmerL.Private First ClassCemetery 27 field recovery by History Flight.West Park Cemetery, Hereford, Texas.
MatternWilburC.Private First ClassCemetery 27 field recovery by History Flight.Arlington National Cemetery, Section 60, Site 11383.
MatthewsErnestA.Second LieutenantCemetery 27 field recovery by History Flight.
McNicholJohnV.CorporalUndetermined field recovery by History Flight, in July, 2017.
MenendezManuelNMIPrivate First ClassX-168-Lone Palm (Schofield Barracks Mausoleum #1), buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Section F, Site 1112. Recovered from Cemetery 33.
MooreFaeV.SergeantCemetery 27 field recovery by History Flight.Beaver Valley Cemetery, Sheridan County, Nebraska.
MurphyThomasJ.Pharmacist's Mate Second ClassUndetermined field recovery by History Flight.
MurrayGeorgeB.Private First ClassUnilateral turnover. Recovery location currently undetermined.Arroyo Grande Cemetery, Arroyo Grande, California.
NelsonWarrenG.Field Musician First ClassCemetery 27 field recovery by History Flight.Lakota Cemetery, Lakota, North Dakota.
NewellArchieW.PrivateX-44-Lone Palm (Schofield Barracks Mausoleum #1), buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Section E, Site 738. Recovered from Cemetery 26.Arlington National Cemetery, Section 60, Site
NielsonRogerK.CorporalCemetery 27 - Row B - field recovery by History Flight.Fort Logan National Cemetery, Section S, Site 6090A.
OetjenCharlesE.Private First ClassCemetery 27 field recovery by History Flight.First Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Alsip, Illinois.
OttoJamesD.CorporalCemetery 27 field recovery by History Flight.Arlington National Cemetery, Section 60, Site 11025.
PatrickGeorgeF.PrivateX-100-Lone Palm (Schofield Barracks Mausoleum #1), buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Section E, Site 410. Recovered from Cemetery 26.
PennaFrankF.PrivateCemetery 27 field recovery by History Flight.Saint Agatha Cemetery, Canastota, New York.
PrinceJohnF.Private First ClassCemetery 27 field recovery by History Flight.Calverton National Cemetery, Section 25, Site 235.
QuinnDavidH.First SergeantX-115-Lone Palm (Schofield Barracks Mausoleum #1), buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Section E, Site 425. Recovered from Cemetery 33.
RagucciEmilF.PrivateUndetermined field recovery by History Flight, in September 2013.
RedmanJackM.PrivateCemetery 38 field recovery by JPAC.GAR Cemetery, Watseka, Illinois.
ReillyJamesP.Private First ClassCemetery 27 field recovery by History Flight.Florida National Cemetery, Section 405, Site 341.
RobertsLarryR.Private First ClassCemetery 27 - Row B - field recovery by History Flight.Arlington National Cemetery, Section 60, Site 11660.
SainiJohnNMIPrivate First ClassCemetery 27 field recovery by History Flight.Oak Mound Cemetery, Healdsburg, California.
SchaedeRolandE.Private First ClassCemetery 27 field recovery by History Flight.Union Cemetery, St. Charles, Illinois.
ScurlockThomasL.Private First ClassUnilateral turnover. Recovery location currently undetermined.National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Section O, Site 488.
SmithJamesS.Private First ClassCemetery 25 field recovery by History Flight.Liberty Cemetery, Liberty, Mississippi.
SnappRaymondC.CorporalX-275-Lone Palm (Schofield Barracks Mausoleum #1), buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Section E, Site 733. Recovered from Cemetery 11.Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, Section
SpaydDonaldS.PrivateCemetery 27 field recovery by History Flight.Arlington National Cemetery, Section 60, Site
StrangeAlbertNMIPrivate First ClassUndetermined field recovery by History Flight, in May 2017.
SturmerHermanF.PrivateCemetery 27 - Row B - unilateral turnover.Spokane Memorial Gardens, Spokane, Washington.
ThomasHaroldV.Private First ClassX-87-Lone Palm (Schofield Barracks Mausoleum #1), buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Section F, Site 1004. Recovered from Cemetery 26.
TillmanJohnM.PrivateX-35-Lone Palm (Schofield Barracks Mausoleum #1), buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Section E, Site 732. Recovered from Cemetery 26.
TolsonDonaldR.Private First ClassUndetermined field recovery by History Flight, between February and July 2017.
TraverGeorgeH.Private First ClassCemetery 27 field recovery by History Flight.Chatham Rural Cemetery, Chatham, New York.
TuckerErnestE.PrivateUnilateral turnover. Recovery location currently undetermined.Oakwood Cemetery, Statesville, North Carolina.
TyeHarryK.PrivateCemetery 27 field recovery by History Flight.Arlington National Cemetery, Section 60, Site 11282.
UnderwoodDonaldE.Second LieutenantCemetery 33 field recovery by History Flight.Arlington National Cemetery, Section
VincentRichardW.CaptainCemetery 33 field recovery by History Flight.Pine Hill Cemetery, Westfield, Massachusetts.
VosmerRonaldW.Private First ClassCemetery 27 field recovery by History Flight.Fairmount Cemetery, Block 110, Lot 89, Grave 2, Denver, Colorado.
WhitehurstJamesO.Private First ClassCemetery 27 field recovery by History Flight.Cowarts Baptist Church Cemetery, Cowarts, Alabama.
WinkleyManleyF.Private First ClassCemetery 25 field recovery by History Flight.Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Section 2, Row F, Grave 37.

 

 


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