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The Bronze Star

On "Tablets Of The Missing" throughout the world, the names of American servicemen and women are reverently listed. Once they have been found and identified, a Bronze Star is placed in front of the soldier´s name indicating he or she is no longer missing.

It is also the final and most satisfying act for the MAACRT knowing that this soldier has returned home.

In November of 2012, MAACRT founder Enrico-R. Schwartz has the honor of placing two Bronze Stars at the Netherlands American Cemetery for Staff Sergeant John Harringer and Second Lieutenant Arthur Luce of the 392nd Bomb Group(Heavy), on behalf of their families. more



John Bonnassiolle was gunner of the BISHOP Crew who crashed 29 April 1944 near Hannover/Germany. Eight crew member including Staff Sergeant John Bonnassiolle remained missing in action. In 2003 Johns mother was still living at the incredible age of 101. Johns younger sister Paulette contacted MAACRT to search for the whereabouts of her brother and his crew. In Spring of 2004 the MAACRT located the crew remains on German farmland and notified the US ARMY Recovery and identification specialists who identified all eight missing crew men, including remains of John Bonassiolle. Johns mother (picture) was still alive when she learned about her sons recovery. She died the following year peacefully. more

B-26 air Crew in Process of coming home

Wittenberg/Germany: June 2012, US ARMY forensic experts from Hawaii taking custody of human remains previously located by the MAACRT. The remains are believed to be associated with Marauder B-26 air crew (322nd Bomb Group). Their air craft went down near  Muehlanger/Elbe, Germany, on April 1945, leaving five crew men still missing. All recovered remains were flown back to Hawaii to the main US ARMY identification center and currently at the lab for DNA testing.more