Genealogy website/DNA help ID WWII remains

In January 1944 1st Lt Robert Eugene Oxford was one of eight men on a supply mission aboard a U.S. Army bomber headed from China to India. The plane never arrived, and a search was impossible because there was no way to pinpoint where it went down. The men were later declared dead.

Now, over 73 years later, Oxford’s remains have been brought back to his Georgia hometown for burial.

The story of how he was identified – starting with a message on a genealogy website – is bittersweet:

Sadly more than 86,000 Americans are still missing abroad from WWII, the Korean and Vietnam Wars. May DNA continue to help identify them and bring closure to their families.



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