Field Work (Excavation & Recovery Project)
  Name         Picture   Unit Recovery Place Finder Official Identification       Field Memo
William Yawney    Army,
27th Inf,
105th Reg.
September, 2011 Saipan    Kuentai
-Japan
November,
2013
  Everyone on the site (including, Japanese officials, anthropologist, staff from HPO) claimed that he is Japanese, but the Secretary General of Kuentai-Japan, Usan Kurata, made an argument.
  JPAC told them to send the remains to their Hawaii office by FedEx.
William Carneal   Army,
27th Inf,
105th Reg.
March, 2013 Saipan Kuentai
-Japan
April,
2014
  After the initial report from the site, staff from JPAC came to Saipan 3 days later, and recovered the remains.
Unknown ? Not known   Only the teeth and American artifacts were found, and the staff from JPAC team took them back to Hawaii with the remains of Carneal.
Richard Bean Army,
27th Inf,
105th Reg.
July, 2013 Saipan Kuentai
-Japan
October,
2014
  After the initial report from the site, staff from JPAC came to Saipan 4 days later, and recovered the remains.
Bernard Gavrin   Army,
27th Inf,
105th Reg.
August, 2013 Saipan Kuentai
-Japan
November,
2014
  After the initial report from the site, staff from JPAC came to Saipan a week later.
  The remains were found only 1.5 meters away from the Bean's burial.
Unknown    ? Not known   Only the pieces of bones and American artifacts were found, and the staff from JPAC team took them back to Hawaii with the remains of Gavrin.
  This was also only 5m away from the Bean's burial.
Unknown  Marine November, 2015 Saipan KUENTAI-USA Not known   John Byrd, DPAA Lab Director, came to Saipan to receive the bones from the local agency, HPO, but KUENTAI-USA was not notified anything about the receipt of the remains.
Several sets,
all unknown
? Found but
told to
rebury on
Nov, 2015
Saipan KUENTAI-USA Still buried
in the field
in Saipan
  Several sets of human remains were found along with the American artifacts.
  Because the sites are located on the extended line of the avobe US soldiers, and artifacts were all of America, the report was made to DPAA (by email to John Byrd) from the site.
  As of today, DPAA has not replied and responded to the report (for a detail, please read this story).
Japanese group accuses US of abandoning World War II remains on Saipan
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Document Analysis for "Unknowns" (*originally found and later shared by WFI Research Group)
  Name Picture   Unit Submit
to JPAC
Originally
Buried at
Certificate
  from
Dentists
   
Official Identification Reason to become MIA
Richard Murphy   USMCR,
Staff Sgt,
2nd Bn,
6th Marine
November, 2014 Manila, Philippines Submitted
to JPAC
August,
2018
  He died on D-day of the Battle of Saipan.
  The body was not found.
Robert George Thompson   USMC,
PFC,
Co C,
1st B,
24th Marine
January, 2015 Manila, Philippines Submitted
to JPAC
Pending   There is no details on his death.
Oscar Eli Koskela USMCR
1st Bn,
29th Marine
January, 2015   Manila, Philippines Submitted
to JPAC 
June,
2017
  He was taken aboard for medical treatment and died shortly afterwards.
  His remains were transferred to the Shore Party Mecial Offices, Saipan, for interment, but became MIA.
Lester Schade USMC,
Cap,
3rd Bn,
4th Marine
April,
2015
Punchbowl, Hawaii Submitted
to JPAC
August,
2018
  A ship to transfer the POWs from the Philippines to Japan was sunk during the transportation,
and he became MIA.

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