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Identifying Lost Crew with Forensics and DNA Analysis

Can a team of forensic archaeologist identify three WWII airmen that disappeared?

Publish Date: Topic: Military + EspionageMilitary & EspionageNova

In 1944, three WWII airmen disappeared beneath the waves. Now, there may be hope for the return of their remains. The Department of Defense, which operates the largest forensic anthropology lab in the world, does a skeletal analysis to figure out if the recovered remains belong to more than one individual. Then the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System takes over to conduct a DNA analysis using family samples.

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