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WWII mystery: Are 'missing' sailors actually in NY cemetery?

5 years 10 months 6 days ago Sunday, November 20 2016 Nov 20, 2016 November 20, 2016 3:39 PM November 20, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: ApNewsNow
Image: Wikipedia

It's a confounding mystery of World War II: What happened to the 136 missing sailors from the explosion and sinking of the USS Turner?

The ship went down while anchored near New York Harbor in 1944, so close to the city that shockwaves from the onboard munitions blasts shattered windows in some buildings.

Now, newly discovered documents show that the remains of four of the missing sailors were indeed found and buried not long after the disaster in separate graves for unknowns in a Long Island veterans cemetery.

And the researcher who found the documents suspects many more remains could have been found and buried along with them in those same simple gravesites.

The Pentagon still lists 136 Turner sailors as missing.

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