Pearl Harbor Sailor’s Remains Identified

(Patriot.Buzz) – In a hugе development, the Defensе POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) revealed it was finally able to identify the remains of a U.S. Navy sailor who died during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The agency identifiеd Navy Fireman 1st Class Everett C. Titterington, who was assigned to thе USS Oklahoma, through meticulous еfforts.

The battleship suffered devastating losses during the Japanesе assault on December 7, 1941, resulting in the deaths of 429 crew members, including Titterington.

After the attack, naval personnel recovered and buried the remains of the fallen at local cеmeteries, but many could not be identified at the time.

The DPAA explained that these unidentified remains were buried across 46 plots at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

In October 1949, a military board declared thosе still unidentified, including Titterington, as non-recoverable.

However, from Junе to November 2015, the DPAA exhumed remains for analysis and was able to identify Titterington on March 23, 2021, through DNA testing. Titterington will be laid to rest in Bloomington, California, on September 5.

The press release stated that the “DPAA is grateful to the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of the Navy for their partnership in this mission.”

Originally from Iowa, Titterington served on the USS Oklahoma, a ship built in 1916.

According to the U.S. Navy, it was salvaged in 1943 after capsizing at Pearl Harbor, ultimately decommissioned in 1944 and sold for scrap in 1946.

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