The remains were repatriated at a ceremony at Mandalay International Airport after being recovered in a mission carried out by the U.S. Department of Defense.
AdvertisementThe U.S. military on Thursday repatriated what may be the remains of service personnel who were lost in action in Myanmar during World War II.
There are 505 U.S. service members still unaccounted in Myanmar, which was known as Burma during World War II.
The remains repatriated Thursday are thought to be related to a B-25G bomber with a crew of seven that was lost in February 1944.
According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, more than 72,000 Americans in all remain unaccounted for from World War II, more than 7,800 from the Korean War, and 1,585 from the conflict in Vietnam.