HONOLULU – The military plans to exhume more caskets containing the unidentified remains of USS Oklahoma crew members killed in the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor.
The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu and the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency plan to dig up the remains Monday. They are allowing media to observe a ceremony afterward when flags will be draped over the coffins.
The military in April announced it would exhume the remains of nearly 400 unidentified crew members from the Oklahoma to account for sailors and Marines still classified as missing.
The project involves disinterring 61 caskets at 45 grave sites at the Honolulu cemetery commonly known as Punchbowl. More than a dozen caskets already have been exhumed.