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Other: Causes For Lost Operational Time For Aircraft Carriers During World War II8 Dec 2021 
Document: Details For Incidents Resulting in Lost Operational Time For Aircraft Carriers During World War II1 Dec 2021 
Document: Summary Table For Causes Of Lost Operational Time For Aircraft Carriers During World War II24 Nov 2021 
Document: Collection of Statistics on World War II Aircraft Carriers1 Nov 2021 
Other: Commanders, Organizations, and Strategies For The Atlantic Naval War6 Aug 2021 
Other: Commanders, Organizations, and Strategies For The Pacific War28 Apr 2021 
Other: Escort Carriers During WW27 Apr 2021 
Document: Escort Carrier Class Specifications31 Mar 2021 
Person: Eugene Lindsey24 Mar 2021 
Person: Samuel Laurie17 Mar 2021 
Person: Masaichi Kondo26 Feb 2021 
Other: Carrier Aircraft Used During WW222 Jan 2021 
Document: Carrier Aircraft Specifications15 Jan 2021 
Document: US Aircraft Carrier Operational Status By Month8 Jan 2021 
Document: US Carrier Time Operational1 Jan 2021 
Document: Japanese Aircraft Carrier Time Operational25 Dec 2020 
Document: UK Aircraft Carrier Operational Status By Month18 Dec 2020 
Document: Japanese Aircraft Carrier Functions11 Dec 2020 
Document: UK Aircraft Carrier Time Operational4 Dec 2020 
Document: Japanese Aircraft Carrier Operational Status By Month27 Nov 2020 
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1. Adrian "Keller" Chelaru says:
24 Jul 2021 12:43:29 PM

I was born in Romania and defected to the United States on my own in 1985 at the age of 17. Soon thereafter, I joined the United States Marine Corps and those almost eight years were the hapiest of my life.

As a kid, I used to play in the wreck of what turned out to be a B25. Long delapidated and demilled, the aircraft was abandoned in the fields outside my home town of Turnu Magurele, on the Danube.

Recently, I found an 1,100 page report written partially in English, partially in German, and mostly in Romanian about the American POWs resulting from Tidal Wave, as well as consequent operations there in 1944.
The Report is written by then Major Unga, a Romanian flag officer attached to the Romanian Crown.

The report is extremely detailed in terms of the burial of the American bodies. To my consternation, 104 of these are still unaccounted for (aka, missing) as of 2021. I have been in touch with the Defense / MIA POW organization in Hawaii and DC.

To my further consternation, they are simply not interested.

As if all this wasn't enough, I found four unmarked graves of our airmen in 2015 on my last visit to Romania. Their burial was confirmed to me by three women and one man, all of whom actually buried the bodies in 1943 and 1944. Their ages were 94, 94, 93 and 95 respectively, in 2015.

I just don't know what to do with all this. I tried to translate a few pages, but it's monumental work and again, there are 1,100 pages.

I don't know what to do.

Thanks for your time.

Adrian "Keller" Chelaru, 901.318.6899, please text before you call; marketers are worse than flies. At least flies are parasites.

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