WWII mystery: Are ‘missing’ sailors actually in NY cemetery?

Posted at 12:35 PM, Nov 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-20 12:35:37-05

It’s a confounding mystery of World War II: What happened to the 136 missing sailors from the explosion and sinking of the USS Turner?

The ship went down while anchored near New York Harbor in 1944, so close to the city that shockwaves from the onboard munitions blasts shattered windows in some buildings.

Now, newly discovered documents show that the remains of four of the missing sailors were indeed found and buried not long after the disaster in separate graves for unknowns in a Long Island veterans cemetery.

And the researcher who found the documents suspects many more remains could have been found and buried along with them in those same simple gravesites.

The Pentagon still lists 136 Turner sailors as missing.