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WWII pilot's funeral due to take place

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.


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