Tarawa Unknowns

X-117

ABOVE IS A PHOTO OF THE GRAVE MARKER FOR “SCHOFIELD UNKNOWN X-117”  TAKEN BY CHIEF STONE AT THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL CEMETERY OF THE PACIFIC (PUNCHBOWL) IN HONOLULU, HAWAII.   FOUNDATION RESEARCHERS STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT THIS WAS THE GRAVE MARKER FOR PFC JACK JUNIOR FOX, WHO WAS THE FIRST OF THE PUNCHBOWL TARAWA “UNKNOWNS” TO BE OFFICIALLY IDENTIFIED IN APRIL 2017.  AS USUAL, DPAA REFUSED TO CONFIRM THAT PFC FOX WAS X-117, PREFERRING TO FOLLOW DPAA’s OWN INTERNAL POLICY OF “DELAY, DENY, AND WAIT FOR THE FAMILIES TO DIE”.

At the Department of Defense, Rick Stone served as the Deputy Chief of the World War II Research and Investigation Branch and was the primary investigator assigned to the cases of American servicemen listed as “Unresolved” from the Battle of Tarawa. Chief Stone employed a system he had created during his law enforcement career called “RISC” (Random Incident Statistical Correlations) to correlate multiple statistical and historical datasets on unidentified casualties from the Battle of Tarawa.  

If you are a family member of one of the over 450 American heroes who are still listed as “Unresolved” from the Battle of Tarawa, you may contact the Chief Rick Stone and Family Charitable Foundation for a comprehensive “Family Report” designed specifically for your lost serviceman with information regarding any possible match to those interred as an “Unknown” in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) in Honolulu, Hawaii. Our Foundation has completed over 320 individual “Family Reports” for family members of missing American servicemen. 

There is absolutely no charge for our services.

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At the Department of Defense, Chief Stone utilized the RISC System in completing official Investigative Reports on 93 bodies, or portions of bodies, buried as an “Unknown” in the Punchbowl and one unidentified casualty that was buried at sea. Research resulted in lists of names being developed for the three standard investigative categories in each of the 94 cases investigated:

1) Possible Matches

2) Probable Matches

3) Most Likely Matches

Each list was progressively refined by investigation from Possible Matches, down to Probable Matches, until the smallest number of Most Likely Matches was obtained.  

THE ORIGINAL INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS PREPARED AT THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE HAVE BEEN CONTINUALLY UPDATED BY FOUNDATION RESEARCHERS AND INVESTIGATORS AS NEW INFORMATION HAS BEEN UNCOVERED THAT WAS NOT ORIGINALLY AVAILABLE AND NEW FORENSIC INVESTIGATIVE TECHNIQUES HAVE BEEN APPLIED THAT ARE BEYOND THE CAPABILITIES OF THE DEFENSE POW/MIA ACCOUNTING AGENCY (DPAA) LABORATORY. 

When the Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced in October 2016 that it was finally acting on the recommendations to disinter and identify the Tarawa Unknowns from the Punchbowl, each updated Investigative Report on the Tarawa Unknowns was again offered to the Department of Defense to aid in the identification process.  No response by DPAA has ever been received to our offers of assistance. 

Regarding the recovery and identification of MIAs on Tarawa, our Foundation believes that any person or non-governmental organization purporting to have made a recovery or identification of remains on Tarawa should not publicly announce any such recovery until an identification can be verified by the Department of Defense.

Some individuals and organizations have claimed to have recovered more than 200 Marines from Tarawa, including a somewhat infamous claim made to the media in 2008 that 139 missing Marines had been found.  In fact, only 56 Marines have been recovered and identified from Tarawa since 1963.

Our Foundation is not associated with any of these organizatoins or persons affiliated with such entities, some of which receive contractual funding from the Department of Defense.  Our only association with DPAA has been to attempt to assist them by the exchange of information.  We scrupulously follow our Foundation’s bylaws and we do NOT accept government funds.  Our Foundation conducts its own investigations to narrow the total list of over 450 missing Tarawa casualties down to a smaller list of “Most Likely Matches” to the unknowns buried in the Punchbowl.  Our investigators use our Random Incident Statistical Correlations (RISC) System, which includes our computerized dental matching program, cranial facial recognition, biometric characteristics, historical analysis, and more than fifty other datasets.  Only upon request by a family member, the Department of Defense, or a legitimate institution such as a university, will our investigators complete a comprehensive written report comparing an “unknown” to those who remain missing from Tarawa.  We do not “identify” remains nor do we claim that power.  We do not claim to have recovered hundreds of missing Marines from Tarawa nor do we have that power.  We are not an “incorporated” business nor do we hire others to do our work for us. 

Our Foundation does not make any public announcement, or contact families announcing that an identification has been made, until such time as the Department of Defense has made an official determination.  Our Foundation may contact families to inquire if they are interested in receiving a Family Report at absolutely no charge to assist in the family in its own research efforts.  Our reports always stipulate that our methods and not identification tools and only provide a list of “Most Likely Matches” that could be the basis for a complete forensic analysis.  Our reports always encourage family members to submit a “Family Reference Sample” (DNA) to the Department of Defense for identification purposes.

Unfortunately, there have been instances in which other organizations or individuals have obtained our reports from families and used them to publicly claim credit for official identifications.  Our Foundation is aware that one or more of these organizations have contacted families, claimed credit for work done by our Foundation investigators and researchers, or even given families false information by improperly claiming that they have recovered a missing serviceman.  We have always believed that a family should receive all the truthful information available about their missing hero and family members be allowed them to decide for themselves if hope exists that the missing serviceman may ultimately be found and identified.

We’re also aware that individuals have recently used the names of “Most Likely Matches” listed on our web site to contact family members via Facebook in an attempt to sell them books, airplane rides, or other services.  Occasionally, these individuals have a contractual association with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) or receive compensation from a private corporation.  Please be advised that these people have no association with our Foundation. 

In October 2016 we notified DPAA that we would list the names of the “Most Likely Matches” for each Tarawa unknown on our web site to assist their internal researchers.  Sadly, we cannot no longer do so because of the unscrupulous attempt by others to claim “credit” for the work of our researchers and investigators to assist family members. If you are contacted by anyone and wish to know if he or she has any association with the work being done by our Foundation, please contact us immediately.

Our charitable foundation was created in 2006 and began assisting Tarawa families in 2012.  Our Foundation is not about receiving “credit”.  Those that are merely using the professionally excellent work done by our research and investigative volunteers and presenting false or misleading information to the public, the media, and to families in an attempt to claim “credit” are lacking the ethics which are the cornerstone of our Foundation activities; Equality, Truth, Honesty, Integrity, Courage, Self-Control .

Currently, there are 465 “Unresolved” casualties from the Battle of Tarawa.  This number includes a casualty who is listed in Department of Defense records as both “Resolved – Buried at Sea” and “Unresolved” – Buried in Cemetery 33 but not recovered.  Below is a synopsis of case specific research of each Tarawa Unknown previously buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl):

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-1

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: January 30, 2012

Most Recent Update:  July 20, 2016

Summary: Investigative research indicates that Unknown Schofield Mausoleum #1: X-1 is not an American “unresolved” casualty from the Battle of Tarawa and is most likely a Japanese combatant or a Korean laborer killed during the battle.  Repatriation recommended.

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-3

FINAL IDENTIFICATION: On May 19, 2017, the Department of Defense announced that CPL Henry Andregg, Jr. was identified as an “Unknown” recovered from the Punchbowl.  At the time of the Foundation’s last update in this case investigation, CPL Andregg was a “Probable Match” to X-3 .  Investigative research by the Foundation found unexplainable discrepancies in CPL Andregg’s dental profile that could not be reconciled with the original anthropologist’s examination of X-3.

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: January 30, 2012

Most Recent Update:  September 7, 2016

DPAA’s assessment of match to X-3:

ANDREGG HENRY JR CPL 387337

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-5

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: January 31, 2012

Most Recent Update:  August 17, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 17 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-6

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: February 3, 2012

Most Recent Update:  April 17, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 7 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-12

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: August 3, 2011

Most Recent Update:  January 31, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 4 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-13

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: February 7, 2012

Most Recent Update:  July 18, 2016

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 4 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-14

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: February 9, 2012

Most Recent Update:  June 18, 2016

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 4 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-15

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: August 8, 2011

Most Recent Update:  July 18, 2016

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 4 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-16

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: February 17, 2012

Most Recent Update:  August 17, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 33 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-17

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: February 18, 2012

Most Recent Update:  July 18, 2016

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 18 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-20

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: August 9, 2011

Most Recent Update:  September 7, 2016

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 21 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-21

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: February 18, 2012

Most Recent Update:  March 12, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 9 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-25

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: February 19, 2012

Most Recent Update:  August 14, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 4 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-28

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: February 22, 2012

Most Recent Update:  August 8, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 10 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-32

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: February 24, 2012

Most Recent Update:  September 10, 2016

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 2 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-35

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: February 25, 2012

Most Recent Update:  August 14, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 26 MOST LIKELY MATCHES

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-37

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: February 28, 2012

Most Recent Update:  August 18, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 11 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-44

FINAL IDENTIFICATION: On June 16, 2017, the Department of Defense announced that PVT Archie William Newell was identified as an “Unknown” recovered from the Punchbowl.   At the time of the Foundation’s last update in this case investigation, PVT Newell was a “Probable Match” to X-44.   Investigative research by the Foundation found unexplainable discrepancies in PVT Newell’s dental profile that could not be reconciled with the original anthropologist’s examination of X-44.

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: February 26, 2012

Most Recent Update:  September 24, 2016

DPAA’s assessment of match to X-44:

NEWELL ARCHIE WILLIAM PVT 394552

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-49

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: March 15, 2012

Most Recent Update:  September 10, 2016

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 3 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-54

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: March 16, 2012

Most Recent Update:  August 14, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 18 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-55

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: February 29, 2012

Most Recent Update:  August 18, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 17 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-57

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: February 29, 2012

Most Recent Update:  January 6, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 40 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-60

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: March 1, 2012

Most Recent Update:  August 18, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 25 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-66

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: March 1, 2012

Most Recent Update:  August 14, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 9 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-67

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: March 18, 2012

Most Recent Update:  September 10, 2016

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 7 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-70

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: March 22, 2012

Most Recent Update:  August 5, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 14 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-74

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: March 23, 2012

Most Recent Update:  November 14, 2016

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 12 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-77

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: March 23, 2012

Most Recent Update:  March 12, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 3 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-79

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: March 24, 2012

Most Recent Update:  March 3, 2107

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 9 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-82

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: March 26, 2012

Most Recent Update:  July 19, 2016

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 5 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-83

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: March 26, 2012

Most Recent Update:  September 6, 2016

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 2 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-84

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: March 29, 2012

Most Recent Update:  September 6, 2016

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 4 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-85B

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: March 31, 2012

Most Recent Update:  April 9, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 23 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-87

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: March 31, 2012

Most Recent Update:  August 14, 2107

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 17 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-89

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: April 2, 2012

Most Recent Update:  August 12, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 4 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-91

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: April 3, 2012

Most Recent Update:  September 23, 2016

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 7 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-98

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: April 3, 2012

Most Recent Update:  August 5, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 12 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-99

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: November 1, 2011

Most Recent Update:  July 21, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 37 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-100

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: November 4, 2011

Most Recent Update:  June 5, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 11 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-103

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: November 5, 2011

Most Recent Update:  July 25, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 10 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #2: X-104A

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: April 6, 2012

Most Recent Update:  August 8, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 15 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #2: X-104B

                       INVESTIGATIVE ANALYSIS

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed:  April 6, 2012

Most Recent Update:  June 20, 2016

Summary:  Investigative research indicates 382 possible matches of “Unresolved” Tarawa casualties to Unknown X-104B.  From these, there are 229 probable matches.  Due to the paucity of remains and the subsequent lack of secondary comparison datasets, the list of probable matches cannot be refined further.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-111

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: November 7, 2011

Most Recent Update:  August 14, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 5 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-115

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: November 8, 2011

Most Recent Update:  March 16, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 14 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-116

FINAL IDENTIFICATION: On May 19, 2017, the Department of Defense announced that PFC Sam John Kourkos was identified as an “Unknown” recovered from the Punchbowl.  At the time of the Foundation’s last update in this case investigation, PFC Kourkos was one of only five “Most Likely Matches” to X-116 .  Investigative research by the Foundation strongly indicates that X-116 is PFC Sam John Kourkos.

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: November 9, 2011

Most Recent Update:  November 22, 2016

Foundation assessment of match to X-116:

KOURKOS SAM JOHN PFC 426670

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-117

FINAL IDENTIFICATION: On April 4, 2017, the Department of Defense announced that PFC Jack Junior Fox was identified as an “Unknown” recovered from the Punchbowl.   At the time of the Foundation’s last update in this case investigation. PFC Fox was one of only two “Most Likely Matches” to X-117.   Investigative research by the Foundation strongly indicates that X-117 is PFC Jack Junior Fox.

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: November 11, 2011

Most Recent Update:  February 17, 2017

Foundation assessment of match to X-117:

FOX JACK JUNIOR PFC 498327

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-118

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: November 15, 2011

Most Recent Update:  November 22, 2016

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 11 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-123

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: November 16, 2011

Most Recent Update:  April 2, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 11 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-130

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: November 21, 2011

Most Recent Update:  August 14, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 11 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-131

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: November 21, 2011

Most Recent Update:  July 18, 2017

Summary:  Investigative research indicates 192 possible matches of “Unresolved” Tarawa casualties to Unknown X-131.  From these, there are 121 probable matches and 85 most likely matches.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-136

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: November 23, 2011

Most Recent Update:  August 14, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 17 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-140

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: November 23, 2011

Most Recent Update: June 20, 2016

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 8 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-144

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: November 24, 2011

Most Recent Update: June 20, 2016

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 9 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-150

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: November 22, 2011

Most Recent Update: March 16, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 3 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-152

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: September 28, 2011

Most Recent Update: February 10, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 5 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-153

FINAL IDENTIFICATION: On July 21, 2017, the Department of Defense announced that PVT Alberic Maurice Blanchette had been identified as an “Unknown” recovered from the Punchbowl.   At the time of the Foundation’s last update in this case investigation, PVT Blanchette was a “Possible Match” to X-153.   Investigative research by the Foundation found unexplainable discrepancies in PVT Blanchette’s age and dental profile that could not be reconciled with the original anthropologist’s examination of X-153.

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: October 6, 2011

Most Recent Update: February 26, 2017

DPAA’s assessment of match to X-153:

BLANCHETTE ALBERIC MAURICE PVT 350357

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-154

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: October 7, 2011

Most Recent Update:  March 3, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 13 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-155

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: October 12, 2011

Most Recent Update:  August 14, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 5 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-162

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: October 14, 2011

Most Recent Update:  April 11, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 9 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-163

FINAL IDENTIFICATION: On June 20, 2017, the Department of Defense announced that PFC Ray James was identified as an “Unknown” recovered from the Punchbowl.   PFC James was a “Most Likely Match” to X-163 at the time of Chief Stone’s original JPAC investigation on August 9, 2011.   Investigative research by the Foundation strongly indicates that X-163 is PFC Ray James.

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: August 9, 2011

Most Recent Update: February 10, 2017

Foundation assessment of match to X-163:

JAMES RAY   PFC 500780

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-166

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: August 9, 2011

Most Recent Update:  September 8, 2016

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 20 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-168

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: August 5, 2011

Most Recent Update:  July 20, 2016

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 3 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-184

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: November 2, 2011

Most Recent Update:  June 21, 2016

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 4 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-191

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: September 29, 2011

Most Recent Update: September 2, 2016

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 9 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-193

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: October 14, 2011

Most Recent Update: June 21, 2016

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 8 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-198

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: August 9, 2011

Most Recent Update:  February 2, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 3 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-201

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: October 19, 2011

Most Recent Update: August 15, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 12 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-203

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: August 9, 2011

Most Recent Update: September 12, 2016

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 2 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-206

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: August 11, 2011

Most Recent Update:  July 25, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 18 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-209

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: December 9, 2011

Most Recent Update:  June 25, 2016

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 4 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-210

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: September 21, 2011

Most Recent Update:  December 29, 2016

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 13 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-211

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: September 20, 2011

Most Recent Update:  April 2, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 8 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-217

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: September 19, 2011

Most Recent Update:  April 2, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 7 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-224

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: September 16, 2011

Most Recent Update:  April 9, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 11 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-227

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: September 13, 2011

Most Recent Update:  June 23, 2016

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 2 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-228

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: September 12, 2011

Most Recent Update:  August 12, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 5 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-230

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: September 16, 2011

Most Recent Update:  July 12, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 10 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-231

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: None 

Most Recent Update:  July 12, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 56 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-234

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: August 15, 2011

Most Recent Update:  July 20, 2016

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 5 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-239

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: August 15, 2011

Most Recent Update:  July 20, 2016

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 4 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-244

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: April 5, 2012

Most Recent Update:  September 13, 2016

Summary: Investigative research indicates that Unknown Schofield Mausoleum #1: X-244 is not an American “unresolved” casualty from the Battle of Tarawa and is most likely a Japanese combatant or a Korean laborer killed during the battle.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-247

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: September 15, 2011

Most Recent Update:  September 13, 2016

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 11 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-251

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: September 14, 2011

Most Recent Update:  June 30, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 17 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-265

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: December 13, 2011

Most Recent Update:  July 18, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 10 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-267

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: December 14, 2011

Most Recent Update:  June 30, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 8 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-273

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: December 14, 2011

Most Recent Update:  July 22, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 15 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-275

FINAL IDENTIFICATION: On July 14, 2017, the Department of Defense announced that PFC Raymond Clark Snapp was identified as an “Unknown” recovered from the Punchbowl.   At the time of the Foundation’s update in this case investigation, PFC Snapp was a “Most Likely Match” to X-275.   Investigative research by the Foundation strongly indicates that X-275 is PFC Raymond Clark Snapp.

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: December 15, 2011

Most Recent Update:  June 22, 2017

Foundation assessment of match to X-275:

SNAPP RAYMOND CLARK CPL 322665

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-277

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: December 16, 2011

Most Recent Update:  December 31, 2016

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 16 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-278

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: January 27, 2012

Most Recent Update:  July 21, 2016

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 20 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-280

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: January 28, 2012

Most Recent Update:  July 20, 2016

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 15 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #2: X-281

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: April 9, 2012

Most Recent Update:  March 17, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 8 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #2: X-282

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: April 9, 2012

Most Recent Update:  October 1, 2014

Summary: Investigative research indicates 352 possible matches of “Unresolved” Tarawa casualties to Unknown Schofield Mausoleum #2: X-282.  From these, there are 171 probable matches.  From these, no additional refinements could be made.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN CILHI 0003-79

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: September 30, 2011

Most Recent Update:  January 19, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 4 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN CILHI 0002-80

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: October 5, 2011

Most Recent Update:  March 8, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 1 MOST LIKELY MATCH. 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN JAPAN XJ-1323 & XJ-1323A thru XJ-1323G

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed:  July 9, 2012

Most Recent Update:  October 1, 2016

Summary: Investigative research indicates that the remains of eight individuals were recovered on Tarawa in 1964 and buried together in Grave 815-A in the Punchbowl.  JPAC/DPAA has repeatedly stated they have no information on the anthropological examination of these remains other than the Punchbowl burial record.  Using historical correlations ONLY without any biometric information on the remains, Foundation researchers have determined that there are 59 possible matches of “Unresolved” Tarawa casualties to these eight unknowns.

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH:  UNKNOWN “WM” – Buried at Sea

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: July 9, 2012

Most Recent Update:  January 6, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 17 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

DPAA researchers may contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on the specific unknown listed above.

 

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