October 1, 2010 in The Daily Republic
Navy Lt. Francis B. McIntyre has at last been laid to rest, nearly 67 years after he died serving his country.
McIntyre, a Mitchell native, and a second airman were killed Nov. 10, 1943. The SBD-5 Dauntless dive bomber McIntyre was piloting crashed during a combat mission on Buka Island, Papua New Guinea.
His body was recovered in 2008 and identified on Jan. 14 this year. The interment Wednesday was solemn and formal, according to Larry Greer, a spokesman for the Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO). Continue Reading