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    Default Remains of 2 airmen missing since WWII found

    Their bodies were missing for decades after they disappeared behind enemy lines.

    Now the remains of two U.S. Army Air Force troops who died during World War II are set to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery next week after search crews found them in the mountains of Papua New Guinea, the U.S. Defense Department POW/Missing Personnel Office said Thursday.

    The A-20G Havoc bomber in which U.S. Army Air Force 2nd Lt. Valorie L. Pollard and Sgt. Dominick J. Licari were flying crashed after attacking enemy targets on March 13, 1944, the Defense Department said.

    Their remains were recovered when the crash site was excavated last year.
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    Welcome home and rest in peace.

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    there is going to be an excavation here in India, about the crash of a c-47 post ww2 carrying US Pow.

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    Good news.

    Nice plane by the way, the A-20G Havoc bomber.

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    Welcome Home and Rest in Peace Airmen

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    Good to have found them at last. Rest in peace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJHH View Post
    Good news.

    Nice plane by the way, the A-20G Havoc bomber.
    RIP to those men.

    A20's had some tough jobs. My great uncle was a P47 pilot in that theatre and commented several times to me about the work of those crews.
    He had much respect for them.

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