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Cousin: Upstate NY burial likely for remains of WWII airman

This undated photo provided by the March Field Air Museum in April 2019 shows Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Vincent J. Rogers Jr. at his home in Snyder, ...
FILE - In this 1944 photo provided by the U.S. Army, a member of the military stands near a B-24 bomber that crashed shortly after takeoff from an air...
This undated photo provided by the March Field Air Museum in April 2019 shows Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Vincent J. Rogers Jr. at his home in Snyder, ...
In this undated photo provided by the March Field Air Museum in April 2019, Army Air Force Staff Sgt. Vincent J. Rogers Jr. poses for a photo at Truax...

This undated photo provided by the March Field Air Museum in April 2019 shows Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Vincent J. Rogers Jr. at his home in Snyder, ...

FILE - In this 1944 photo provided by the U.S. Army, a member of the military stands near a B-24 bomber that crashed shortly after takeoff from an air...

This undated photo provided by the March Field Air Museum in April 2019 shows Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Vincent J. Rogers Jr. at his home in Snyder, ...

In this undated photo provided by the March Field Air Museum in April 2019, Army Air Force Staff Sgt. Vincent J. Rogers Jr. poses for a photo at Truax...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A relative of a New York airman whose remains were identified more than 75 years after he died in World War II says his reburial will likely be in a rural upstate cemetery.

Wayne Rogers told The Associated Press on Monday that the family would like to inter the remains of his first cousin, Vincent J. Rogers Jr., in the family plot in a cemetery in Willing, New York. Details of the reburial are still being worked out with Pentagon officials.

Vincent Rogers was 21 when he and six other men were killed when their B-24 bomber crashed after taking off from an airfield on the Pacific atoll of Tarawa in January 1943.

The Pentagon announced last week that Vincent Rogers' remains had been identified after being located in 2017.