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Family of World War II war hero from York travel from Lincolnshire to Italy for funeral

The family of war hero John Henry Coates from York is travelling to Italy for his funeral.

War hero John Henry Coates Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The pilot was 24 when his spitfire was shot down in 1945 and his body and aircraft were only found two years ago.

He will be given full military honours at Padua War Cemetery on Wednesday.