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Remains Of World War II Soldier Identified

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The remains of a central Kentucky soldier missing since World War II have been identified, along the with the remains of eight other service members.

The Defense Department says the remains of 2nd Lieutenant Millard C. Wells Jr. of Paris were among those found south of Westergein, Germany. Wells was one of nine airmen on board a B-24J Liberator that departed North Pickenham, England, on a mission to bomb a German aircraft factory near Bernburg, Germany.

The Defense Department says scientists used DNA, dental records, forensic and circumstantial evidence to identify the remains.

Wells is scheduled to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery, but no date has been set.

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