19-Year-Old WWII Airman’s Remains Finally Identified and Laid to Rest

March 14, 2022

19-year-old Staff Sgt. Richard G. Salsbury was assigned to the 345th Bombardment Squadron of the U.S. Army Air Forces. During Operation Tidal Wave, Salsbury’s B-24 Liberator was hit by enemy fire and crashed. His remains could not be identified, and were buried along with other unknown soldiers after the War.The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has been using dental and anthropological data to get the heroes from Operation Tidal Wave home.

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