Remains Of 2 Killed In WWII Coming Back To Ohio

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The military is bringing home the remains of two Ohio men who grew up within 20 miles of each other and died when their plane was shot down over the Pacific Ocean during World War II.

Their families are now planning to bury them near their hometowns in northwest Ohio.

The military used DNA to confirm their identities after divers found their plane in 2004.

Both men were Staff Sergeants on a B-24 bomber that was shot down in 1944.

Leland Price, who graduated from Oakwood High School, will be buried in Defiance's Riverside Cemetery next to his parents.

Earl Yoh grew up in Scott and will be buried May 9 in Haviland.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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