On March, 14 2024 Sergeant Edward K. Pyle, 31, of Alliance, Ohio has now been accounted for. He served in the Air Force and was killed during  World War II.

SSgt. Pyle was a member of the 436th Bombardment Squadron during December of 1943. On December 1, 1943, he served as a gunner onboard a bombing mission on a B-24J Liberator bomber the airplane was hit by an anti-aircraft fire. This caused Pyle's plane let wing to burst with flames, and take a dive  down while disappearing below the clouds. 

The mission was from Panagarh, India to the Insein railroad Yard (north of Rangoon, Burma). The crew was later declared Missing in Action, after remains of the crew were not recovered and identified after the war concluded. 

In 1947, the American Grave Registration Service (AGRS) recovered remains of what was believed to be eight individuals involved in the B-24 Liberator bombing mission crash. As the remains could not be proved by identification using science, they were hosted at Unknowns in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. 

In early of 2019, The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) received a family disinterment request for unknow X-505A-H, which was based on attempts to have remains associated with other unaccounted losses from southern Burma. This led DPAA historians to review other lost remains associated X files from the crash. The request was approved and in October, 2020 the remains were exhumed from DPAA personnel, they were retrieved in the DPAA laboratory for analysis. 

As SSgt. Pyle's name had been recorded at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, on the Walls of the Missing along with other missing from WWII. Since he has been accounted for, a rosette will be placed by his name. He will be buried in Augusta, Michigan and the date is to be determined. 

For family and funeral information, call the Army Casualty Office at (800) 892-2490.