Body of American World War II pilot repatriated

American World War II pilot finally goes home after his remains were found in a Lincolnshire field.

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American World War II pilot finally laid to rest

WWII pilot Lt Charles Butch Mortiz repatriated

The remains of a World War II pilot killed in a midair collision during training over Lincolnshire has finally returned to his southern Illinois hometown ending a decades-old mystery that might never have been solved had a group not happened upon the buried wreckage in search of the other aircraft.

Lt Charles "Butch" Moritz died when he was 21 on June 7 1944 after his P-51C Mustang collided in midair with another U.S. aircraft. Eyewitnesses reported seeing Moritz's fighter plane spiraling out of the sky before crashing into the ground, exploding and bursting into flames.

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