- Associated Press - Friday, August 12, 2016

HOUSTON (AP) - A World War II pilot from Texas missing since a 1945 cargo flight from Singapore to Malaysia has been laid to rest in his hometown.

A graveside service was held Friday in Houston for 25-year-old Army Air Forces Flight Officer Judson Baskett.

His flag-draped casket was transported by horse-drawn caisson to Historic Hollywood Cemetery. A bagpiper played “Amazing Grace.” The service included a 21-gun salute.

The Malaysian Ministry of Defense in 1966 notified U.S. officials about discovery of a WWII aircraft in a jungle. A U.S. Department of Defense team in 2010 determined the wreckage matched a C-47 that Baskett piloted.

A Malaysian historical group in 2012 recovered some personal effects. Further excavation in 2015 led to remains and a positive ID on Baskett. His remains arrived Wednesday in Houston.

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