Relatives of a World War Two pilot whose body was found in Lincolnshire have gathered in America for his funeral. Second Lieutenant Charles Moritz was laid to rest next to his parents in Effingham, Illinois. His funeral had full military honours including a flypast by National Guard helicopters.
The funeral of a World War Two pilot whose body was found in a Lincolnshire field last year will take place in his home town in America this weekend. The remains of Second Lieutenant Charles Moritz were found by a group of aircraft recovery enthusiasts last year.
The 20 year old's mustang plane was involved in a mid-air collision near Faldingworth while on a training mission in 1944. His remains then laid undiscovered for almost 70 years. Members of the Lincolnshire Aircraft Recovery Group accidentally found parts of his body during a dig last September.
Members of Charles Moritz' family will gather for the service at 1800 GMT on Saturday in Effingham, Illinois. His body was moved there in a procession of bikers last weekend. A representative of the Lincolnshire Aircraft Recovery Group has also travelled to America to honour the pilot.
The remains of a World War II pilot killed in a midair collision during training over Lincolnshire has been repatriated to his American hometown. The body of Lieutenant Charles "Butch Moritz" was found by accident by aircraft enthusiasts.