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Human remains found at WWII underwater wreck

Human remains have been found near the underwater wreckage of the Tulsamerican, a B-24 Liberator bomber which crashed into the Adriatic Sea on December 17, 1944.

“The remains of human bones have been found, but we can’t say anything without further analysis,” Zadar University archaeologist Mate Parica said.

The wreckage itself was found at the bottom of the sea at a depth of some 130 feet near the island of Vis in 2010 after a 17-year search.

Three members of the 10-man crew were killed in the crash.

Tomo Medved, who heads Croatia’s ministry for war veterans, said the U.S. is still looking for some 200 Americans who perished in Croatia during WWII. Croatia was run by a Nazi puppet regime during the war. Medved pledged the country’s cooperation.

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Story: Norman Transcript | Photo: Croatian Ministry of Defense via AP

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