Remains of NY sailor killed at Pearl Harbor identified

NEW YORK — U.S. military officials say the remains of a New York sailor killed in the Pearl Harbor attack 77 years ago were identified.

The Pentagon announced Tuesday that the remains of 26-year-old Fireman 3rd Class Kenneth L. Jayne, of Patchogue on Long Island, were identified using DNA analysis and other evidence

Jayne was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was hit by multiple torpedoes from Japanese planes during the Dec. 7, 1944, attack. The ship capsized at its mooring, killing more than 400 crewmembers. The Navy spent the next 2 1/2 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.


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