US to exhume remains from Pearl Harbour attack

The United States military is to exhume the remains of up to 388 servicemen killed at Pearl Harbour in an unprecedented attempt to identify them using DNA testing.

More than seven decades after the surprise Japanese attack on the US Pacific Fleet on Dec 7, 1941, sailors and Marines from the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was sunk by torpedoes, lie buried in graves marked “unknown” at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii.

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