Declassified report sheds new light on how Bakersfield man died in WWII
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) —
East High graduate Beauran O'Kane died June 1, 1945.
His family received word from the federal government shortly thereafter, advised only that his plane never returned from a mission that left from the Philippines.
But over time, the family's diligent search for information uncovered more and more clues about his death and a declassified document recovered this month gives them more hope than ever his body may someday be found.
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