Funerals for Pfc John R. Bayens, Pfc Jack B. Van Zandt, and FC3c Adolph J. Loebach (World War II)

| December 12, 2019

Funerals will be held next week for the following previously missing US personnel recently accounted for by DPAA.

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This October, DPAA announced that it had accounted for Pfc John R. Bayens, USMC Reserve. Pfc Bayens was lost on Tarawa on 22 November 1943.

Pfc Bayens will be buried next week – on Monday, 16 December – in Louisville, Kentucky. Regrettably, DPAA does not seem to have posted the specific location and time for his funeral services or interment.

If any TAH readers have the precise location and time for Pfc Bayens’ funeral services or interment, please post it in comments below. And if any readers are in the area and have the time, here’s an opportunity to give someone lost during World War II a proper final send-off.

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This October, DPAA announced that it had accounted for Pfc Jack B. Van Zandt, USMC Reserve. Pfc Van Zandt was lost on Tarawa on 22 November 1943.

Pfc Van Zandt will be buried next week – on Tuesday, 17 December – in Danville, Illinois. Regrettably, DPAA does not seem to have posted the specific location and time for his funeral services or interment.

If any TAH readers have the precise location and time for Pfc Van Zandt’s funeral services or interment, please post it in comments below. And if any readers are in the area and have the time, here’s an opportunity to give someone lost during World War II a proper final send-off.

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This July, DPAA announced that it had accounted for FC3c Adolph J. Loebach, US Navy. FC3c Loebach was lost at Pearl Harbor, HI, on 7 December 1941.

FC3c Loebach will be buried next week – on Thursday, 19 December – in LaSalle, Illinois. Regrettably, DPAA does not seem to have posted the specific location and time for his funeral services or interment.

If any TAH readers have the precise location and time for FC3c Loebach’s funeral services or interment, please post it in comments below. And if any readers are in the area and have the time, here’s an opportunity to give someone lost during World War II a proper final send-off.

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  1. 5th/77th FA says:

    Will raise a glass to pay Honors to these returned Warriors and in Salute to their Sacrifice. May they rest easy at home.

    Thanks for the update Hondo.

  2. AW1Ed says:

    Welcome home.

  3. Sparks says:

    Welcome home Brothers. Rest in peace, may God be with your families.

  4. Fran Mitchum says:

    I am the niece of Pfc John Richard Bayens. His service is Monday, December 16 at Owen Funeral Home 9318 Taylorsville Road Louisville Kentucky 40299. Visitation 10:am – 12. Service at funeral home at noon. Burial at Evergreen Cemetery 4623 Preston Highway louisville, KY 40313

    • Sparks says:

      Fran, it is an honor to meet you, though it is only through this site. Please know I am extending my prayers to you and your family. May God grant each of you His peace and comfort your hearts.

      Thank you for writing. I, as well as each of those who frequent this site, are always gladdened when one of us who was lost comes home. Again, thank you for letting us know John still has a family to receive him home.

      God bless and keep you, Fran.

    • Wilted Willy says:

      My prayers are also with you Fran, May God Bless each one of you as you welcome your fallen loved one home at last! We all are with you and your family during this sad time.

      • 5th/77th FA says:

        Fran, God’s Blessings, Peace, and Comfort to you and the entire Family as we all Welcome your Warrior Home. Thank you for sharing his Services information with us. Tho not with us in the physical sense, he will be present in Spirit. A goodly number of his kindred Spirits will be raising a Toast and a Salute to “Uncle” PFC John Richard Bayens.

        #neverforgotten

        #tiltheyareallhome

    • Hondo says:

      Ms. Mitchum: thank you for the additional info. Hopefully one or more will read this article (and your update) and be able to attend.

      More importantly, hopefully your uncle will now rest easy – and your family will finally have closure regarding his loss.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Very glad to know that he will have family there with him.

  5. OWB says:

    Services for Pfc Van Zandt will be at the Sunset Funeral Home in Danville, IL on Dec. 17 from 1 to 2 p.m.

    A very nice article about him is posted here: https://www.sjodaily.com/2019/12/10/jack-van-zandt/

    • 5th/77th FA says:

      Thanks OWB. That is a nice article. I hit the innerweb for both of these Funeral Homes but they didn’t have anything posted on the obits yet. I’ll keep checking.