- Associated Press - Saturday, May 2, 2015

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio airman whose remains were lost in a World War II battle site for almost 70 years has been returned for burial in a northeast Ohio cemetery.

The News-Herald (https://bit.ly/1EDffEm ) in Willoughby reports that the family of Army Air Force sergeant Frank Lane Jr. planned to bury him Saturday in Willoughby.

The airman from Cleveland and his crew died in 1944 when their plane was shot down near the Belgium border. Aviation researchers in Belgium discovered the site in 2006.

The Department of Defense announced on April 28 that four of the six crew members had been found due to an excavating project that started in 2012.

A spokeswoman told the newspaper that a lab tested the DNA of Lane’s nephew in order to come up with a match.


Information from: The News-Herald, https://www.news-herald.com/jrc-html/index/index_p33.html



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