Jefferson Barracks
POW-MIA Museum
16-18 Hancock Ave., St.Louis, MO 63125

The Museum is Now Open Saturdays and Sundays from 10-2



“While we can debate the rights and wrongs of war, what is not open to debate is what these men and women did for their country. This country called, and they answered that call, and many did not return.

People ask why this is important, it’s important because this country sent men and women into harms way and made them a promise. The promise was that they would be returned and it is a promise made not just by our government and our military, it was a promise made by each individual American. Each one of these men and women were somebody’s father or mother, they were somebody’s brother or sister, they were somebody’s husband or wife. All of us are those mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, brothers and sisters. That makes the promise we made to them one husband or wife to another, one mother or father to another, one brother or sister to another, and this is a promise that we’re determined to keep.” – Joint POW-MIA Accounting Command

The Jefferson Barracks POW-MIA Museum will be a part of this promise, a part of that commitment with which we have been entrusted. A commitment through which our fellow Americans will be able to see and understand — a promise made, and a promise kept.

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Springtime has arrived at the museum. Come see the beautiful jonquils as you visit the museum today or tomorrow, March 9 & 10, 2024, from 10 am to 2 pm. ... See MoreSee Less

Springtime has arrived at the museum. Come see the beautiful jonquils as you visit the museum today or tomorrow, March 9 & 10, 2024, from 10 am to 2 pm.

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Beautiful — Happy Spring!


The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (#DPAA) recently announced that #USArmy Air Forces Staff Sgt. Henry L. Stevens, 23, of Monroe, #Louisiana, killed during #WWII, was #AccountedFor Sept 15, 2023.
In late 1944, Stevens was assigned to the 557th Bombardment Squadron, 387th Bombardment Group, Ninth U.S. Air Force, in the European Theater of Operations. On Dec. 23, Stevens was a crewmember aboard a #B26F “Marauder” aircraft, nicknamed Shirley D, which was shot by anti-aircraft fire over Bitburg, Germany, while returning from a bombing raid. A witness reported Shirley D took damage to the right engine, resulting in a massive fire that forced crewmen to bail out. Survivors watched Shirley D crash near Winville, Belgium, with several crewmembers, including Stevens, still onboard.
DPAA scientists used anthropological analysis to identify Stevens. Armed Forces Medical Examiner System (#AFMES) scientists used mitochondrial #DNA (#mtDNA) and autosomal DNA (auSTR) analysis.
Learn more about the identification of Stevens here:

#NeverForget #OurPromise

#Reseach #Recover. #Identify.
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Welcome Staff Sgt. Henry L. Stevens. Glad you’re back home. Thank you for your service to America. 🇺🇸

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Thank you so much sir. God Bless You. 🙏🇺🇸🙏

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