Sunday, September 29, 2013

World War II airman missing since 1944 to be buried with full military honors

R.I.P. Mr. Bird ; you are not forgotten.

U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Vernal J. Bird had more than a dozen brothers and sisters when he crashed over a Pacific Ocean island nearly 70 years ago. He disappeared over Papua New Guinea on a 1944 bombing run of Japanese airfields there. He was 25.