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A southeastern Illinois pilot is accounted for from World War Two

World War Two pilot Frederick Schrader
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (provided)
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The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency
World War Two pilot Frederick Schrader from Lawrenceville

The family of a Lawrence County World War Two pilot has been fully briefed on the identification of the remains of 31-year-old Frederick Schrader of Lawrenceville, who was killed during World War Two.

In 1944, Schrader's fighter jet was shot down in enemy territory, what's now known as Taiwan.

His body was declared non-recoverable in 1949.

But, in 2019, scientists from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency used dental and anthropological analysis, as well as circumstantial evidence to identify Schrader's remains at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu.

Schrader will be buried there on April 13.

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