Remains Of Pearl Harbor Casualty Identified, Returned To Ohio For Burial

Jun 1, 2021

The remains of Mercer County native Robert Bailey, who was killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor in WWII, have been identified and will be returned for burial

The remains of an Ohio serviceman who died nearly 80 years ago during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor have been brought home and laid to rest next to those of his parents and brother.

21-year old Robert Bailey was a shipfitter in the Navy and one of 429 killed on the USS Oklahoma. Bailey was on the battleship the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, after trading places with an officer so he could be on board when his older brother arrived.

Bailey's remains were identified in January through DNA testing.