Remains of NY sailor killed at Pearl Harbor identified
NEW YORK (AP) — 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 (PACH’-awg) 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, 1944.
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.