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.