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Remains of Indiana brothers killed in 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor ID’d – Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-09-26 01:38:10 –

Laport, Indiana — The bodies of two Indiana brothers killed in the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified by US military scientists.

The Defense Prisoner of War / MIA Accounting Office said on Monday that it had identified the bodies of Navy Firearms Controller Level 2 Harold F. Trap, 24, and Navy Electrician Mate Level 3 William H. Trap, 23.

The Laporte brothers in northern Indiana were assigned to the USS Oklahoma battleship on December 7, 1941, when they were attacked by a Japanese aircraft while anchored in Pearl Harbor.

USS Oklahoma capsized after being hit by multiple torpedo attacks, killing 429 crew members, including the Trap brothers.

Navy Firearms Controller Level 2 Harold F. Trap, 24 years old, left, Navy Electrician's spouse Level 3 William H. Trap, 23 years old.

In 2015, the body of an unidentified USS Oklahoma soldier was excavated from the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu. Authorities said military scientists identified the body of the Trap brothers in November last year after analyzing dental, anthropological and genetic evidence.

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The Trap brothers will be re-buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (also known as Punchbowl) in Honolulu on June 15, about 80 years after they died in a surprise attack that plunged the United States into World War II. ..

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