For nearly 70 years they lay in a foreign farmer's field, unknown and unidentified.
But today, four airmen from World War Two were finally buried in a military cemetery in northern Italy.
ITV News Europe Correspondent Emma Murphy, who attended the service, reports:
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Scotland Yard said the male youths will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Saturday.
Windy this weekend with gales across northwestern parts of the UK. Rain spreading southeast.
Greater Manchester Police said "inquiries are ongoing to fully understand the circumstances of the incident."