Remains of WWII fighter pilot are found embedded in the roots of a TREE

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Date: July 16th, 2017

Category: Animals

pilotThe family of a WWII fighter pilot who crashed and died during a 1945 mission in Germany had to make peace with the fact that his body was never recovered.

But more than 70 years later, investigators discovered William J. Gray Jr.’s remains embedded in the roots of a tree in Lindau, a small town near the southeast border of Germany, FOX reported.

On Wednesday, his bones were flown back to Seattle, Washington, and the first lieutenant was buried next to his best friend Jim Louvier, who returned home from the war and fulfilled his promise to take care of Gray’s family.  More

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