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Remains of NY Sailor Killed at Pearl Harbor Identified

The sailor was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was hit by multiple torpedoes from Japanese planes during the attack

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    Remains of NY Sailor Killed at Pearl Harbor Identified
    Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency
    Kenneth Jayne.

    What to Know

    • U.S. military officials say the remains of a New York sailor killed in the Pearl Harbor attack 77 years ago last week have been identified

    • Fireman 3rd Class Kenneth L. Jayne, of Patchogue on Long Island, died at age 26

    • Jayne was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was hit by multiple torpedoes from Japanese planes during the attack

    U.S. military officials say the remains of a New York sailor killed in the Pearl Harbor attack 77 years ago last week have been identified.

    The Pentagon announced Tuesday that the remains of 26-year-old Fireman 3rd Class Kenneth L. Jayne, of Patchogue on Long Island, have been identified.

    Jayne was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was hit by multiple torpedoes from Japanese planes during the attack on Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941.

    The ship capsized at its mooring, killing more than 400 crewmembers. The Navy spent the next 2½ years recovering the remains of sailors and marines from the wreck.

    Most of the remains were buried as unknowns in a national cemetery in Honolulu.

    In 2015, the Pentagon began disinterring the Oklahoma unknowns for analysis.

    Jayne's remains were identified through DNA analysis and other evidence.

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