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World War II pilot's remains found in tree, return for burial 72 years later

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The 21-year-old Gray was on a dive-bombing mission on April 16, 1945, when his single-seat P-47D aircraft clipped a tree and crashed in Lindau. (www.foxnews.com) Mehr...

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shenghaohan
Shenghao Han 8
This got me wonder, how may pilots were still out there without proper burial...
bbabis
Bill Babis 4
A good place to start.

http://www.dpaa.mil//
1rupert
michael cowan 2
+1! Having said that, there are truly millions of heroes over the years who have gone without proper recognition.
carlsonj
James Carlson 1
A little over 73,000 US servicemen from World War II are unaccounted for, according to DPAA.
bbabis
Bill Babis 6
So close to the end of the war. Thank you and we salute you Lieutenant Gray. RIP

Dive-bombing and strafing which were usually done together were the two most dangerous fighter missions in WWII. The P-47 excelled at both and suffered higher losses as a result. It was rugged and some brought their pilots back with damage that made them total losses.
pilot62
Buried with his Dad's Ashes wow that got me ........... Thanks for Serving RIP
monalisa75
monalisa75 5
Story like this gave me some onion-effect in the morning.
ArthurNetteler
Arthur Netteler 2
Welcome HOME!
chalet
chalet 2
With so many pilots and members of all Services MIA for that matter who gave their lives for the good of our country and yet trying to find Amelia´s fate commands more attention and funds. Impossible to understand.
1rupert
michael cowan -2
?? Amelia was hugely important to this country and to pilots and all aviation over the world. Why trash her??
jturanin
John Turanin 1
I don't interpret chalet's statement as trashing Amelia specifically. It's just the dichotomy of attention and effort that is the curious aspect. Amelia received the attention she rightly deserves. Those who also gave their lives, perhaps not as much....
chalet
chalet 1
You got it right, thank you John.
mjones1pa
mark jones 1
Rest in Peace. And Thank You!!

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