USAAF Pilot Returned Home

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http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/317773/3/Body-of-2nd-Lt-Charles-Butch-Moritz-returns-home-from-England

The aircraft was P-51C 42-103007 of the 496th FTG at Goxhill, collided with 42-103036 flown by Robert H. Magnuson on the 7th June 1944, they crashed near Market Rasen, Lincs.

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Agreed, at least he finally makes it home to USA soil.

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Another one home.

Thanks Alan.

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Thanks for the "heads-up" David - I shall watch out for that.

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There are a couple of news items now available about 2nd Lt Moritz's funeral, which was held over the weekend, I'm glad to see one of the group who excavated the site was able to get out to the States for the funeral, certainly quite a distance to travel.

http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/318964/3/Remains-of-Effingham-airman-buried-after-nearly-70-years

http://effinghamdailynews.com/local/x474414463/Community-welcomes-English-couple-at-funeral