The remains of a World War II pilot shot down in Germany arrived in his home state of Utah to be buried there.
The armies of the Air Force II. Lt. Lynn W. Hadfield is scheduled to be buried on Thursday, 74, years after the fall of Hadfield, reported FOX 13.
Hadfield will be in the cemetery of Bluffdale Veterans Memorial Park on Thursday, the anniversary of his death, after a memorial service in the morgue of Larkin Sunset Gardens buried in Sandy. The funeral, with full military honors and a military overflight, starts at 11am three seconds before the plane crash.
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Hadfield from Salt Lake City, shortly before the end of World War II, drove a bomber plane from France to Germany when it was struck by an anti-aircraft fire and crashed somewhere near the German city of Dulmen.
Hadfield was 26 years old during his last bomber mission and wanted to block the German troop movement when two days later the Allies crossed the Rhine.
A German researcher found evidence of a crash site in Hulsten-Reken about 10 miles away in 2016.
It was Hadfield's plane.
A DNA analysis confirmed that the remains belonged to Hadfield and his crewmembers. 19659003] The excavation team also restored Hadfield's officer wing and ID card, which was given to his relatives.
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He would come back 74 years and I would be here to see it, "said Mary Ann Turner, Hadfield's daughter. [Turnerwastwoyearsoldwhenherfatherwaskilled
"It gives me peace that I have. I did not know my whole life," Turner said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.