The Mystery Of The Australian WWII Sailor: Scientists Search For Relatives As DNA, Skeleton, Teeth Tests Fail To Identify

By Rhonda J. Miller

The loss of the entire 645-man crew of the HMAS Sydney when it was sunk by a German ship in 1941 is considered Australia's most enduring marine tragedy. Only one body of the ship's crew was recovered and scientists have used DNA testing and other tools in an effort to identify the sailor, but to this day his name remains a mystery, with a descendent being the missing link in the puzzle.

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