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USS Turner: Cemetery Holds Remains of 'Missing' US Sailors?

USS Turner: Cemetery Holds Remains of 'Missing' US Sailors?

A WWII researcher says this grave at Long Island National Cemetery is one of four that each holds the body of a sailor who perished on Jan. 3, 1944, when their ship, the USS Turner, exploded and sank at the entrance to New York Harbor. That researcher believes many more victims of the disaster were buried in the graves together. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)

By    |   Tuesday, 22 November 2016 06:12 AM

A New York cemetery holds the remains of at least four sailors from the doomed USS Turner and may hold more of the ship's missing men, suspects a researcher who recently discovered documents about the men's final resting place.

The battleship sank in 1944 while anchored near New York Harbor and 136 sailors were declared missing.

According to The Associated Press, the documents show four USS Turner sailors were buried in separate but unmarked graves as unknowns in a Long Island veterans cemetery. The reason for burying the remains but not reporting them was not given in the documents.

The researcher who made the finding believes numerous other remains from the ship could have been found and buried in unmarked graves along with the four sets of remains that were documented, the AP reported.

According to Pentagon records, the 136 soldiers from the USS Turner are still listed as missing in the present day.

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A New York cemetery holds the remains of at least four sailors from the doomed USS Turner and may hold more of the ship's missing men, suspects a researcher who recently discovered documents about the men's final resting place.
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