Funeral held for Tennessee World War II pilot
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The remains of a Tennessee World War II pilot have been laid to rest at his family’s cemetery.
The Tennessean reports a funeral was held Saturday for Navy Reserve Ensign Harold P. DeMoss in Nashville. He was 21 when his airplane crashed during training in July 1945 in a remote area on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.
DeMoss was buried next to the graves of his mother and father.
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says DeMoss’ remains were accounted for in May and identified through “material and circumstantial evidence” after excavating the crash site in 2016.
Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com