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Japanese dead might remain buried on Oahu

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Lt. Fusata Iida crashed into a hill at Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay on Dec. 7, 1941, in a likely kamikaze attack. He was buried in sand dunes on base but his remains were later disinterred and sent to Japan.
  • COURTESY KALANI OGATA
    Yoshio Shimizu, back row left, died at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7 and may be buried in the mountains above Aiea. His fiancee, Mikoma Nakano, right, never married. She visited the crash site a few years ago. The couple posed with Nakano’s siblings in Japan.

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