Bullet in skull deepens WWII ship mystery (Australia)Breaking News
The light cruiser HMAS Sydney II sank somewhere off Western Australia's northwest in November 1941 after it came under fire from a German raider, thought to be the Kormoran disguised as a Dutch merchant ship.
The Sydney has never been found after it sailed ablaze over the horizon at the end of a fierce 30-minute battle.
Australian defense officials said a navy team had this month exhumed the remains of an unknown sailor buried in an unmarked grave on Christmas Island, remains long thought to be those of a Sydney crewman.
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