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American veteran given special funeral by the RAF

Melvin died aged 94.

A special funeral's been held for an American veteran who served in Norfolk during the second world war.

94-year-old Melvin Rector was a former gunner who was stationed at Snetterton.

He was hoping to return to the base during a visit but died shortly after arriving in the UK.

With his family unable to make it over to England, members of the RAF and US Air Force held a service to remember him.

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