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Team off to Aleutians to recover remains of WWII Navy aviators

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Old July 28th 03, 10:25 PM
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Team off to Aleutians to recover remains of WWII Navy aviators

(EXCERPT) , By Wayne Specht, Stars and Stripes Pacific edition,
Monday, July 28, 2003

Searchers from U.S. Army Central Identification Laboratory in Hawaii
are expected in the western Aleutian Islands this week to attempt
recovery of remains of seven Navy aviators who died when their plane
was shot down in 1942.

The crewmen were aboard a twin-engine Navy PBY-5A amphibious
reconnaissance aircraft that went down on Kiska Island, which Japanese
forces occupied during part of World War II.

Ian L. Jones, an Iowa-born associate professor of biology at the
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, came upon the PBY-5A
wreckage in 2001 while conducting field research on rats living on the

Central Identification Laboratory searchers will arrive via Air Force
cargo aircraft on Adak Island, where approximately 4 tons of equipment
will be l...

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