The following information pertains to a serviceman who remains classified as Missing In Action.
Joseph R. Collins
Rank: First Lieutenant
Service Number: O-728458
Date Missing: 05/04/1943
Unit: 347th Bombardment Squadron 99th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
Branch of Service: U.S. Army Air Force
Listed On Wall/Tablet: North Africa American Cemetery
Rosette In Place:
Recoverability Status: More Research Needed
Next Steps: Possibly recoverable; Aircraft crash landed in the Mediterranean Sea; Remains of TSGT Rohan were accounted for??; Request IDPFs for all seven KIAs to see if any others are recoverable.
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