Remains of a soldier killed in World War II return to Revere

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The remains of US Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Charles G. McMackin will be brought to City Hall, Mayor Brian Arrigo said.

In this World War II era photo provided by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, U.S. Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Charles G. McMackin von Revere stands in front of a microphone. McMackin, shot down over Romania during World War II, was held accountable in August 2020. McMackin, aged 26, was the bombardier on a B-24 Liberator that took part in a massive bombing raid on Romanian oil fields and refineries in August 1943. Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency via AP

REVERE, Mass. (AP) — An airman killed when shot down over Romania during World War II is returning to his Massachusetts homeland nearly 80 years later.

The remains of U.S. Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Charles G. McMackin will arrive at Boston’s Logan International Airport Friday night and a procession will take them to his hometown of Revere City Hall, Mayor Brian Arrigo said.

State and local police, city firefighters, elected officials and others are expected to pay their respects, and the public is also welcome to attend, before the remains go to Brookline, another Boston suburb, according to the Mayor.

The 26-year-old was a bombardier on a B-24 Liberator that took part in Operation Tidal Wave on August 1, 1943.

The bombings targeted oil fields and refineries in Romania, seen as crucial to the Nazi war effort.

McMackin’s plane crashed as a result of enemy anti-aircraft fire, and his remains were unidentified after the war.

Fallen American soldiers who could not be identified were buried in a cemetery in Romania and later moved to one in Belgium.

The remains were exhumed in 2017 and McMackin was eventually identified using dental, anthropological and mitochondrial DNA analysis.

https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2022/04/01/remains-of-soldier-killed-in-wwii-returning-to-revere/ Remains of a soldier killed in World War II return to Revere

Rick Schindler

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