News that the body was discovered in a remote grave in Bosnia, first relayed to the late soldier’s family in July, came as a shock. Surviving family thought they had buried him long ago.
The body of the 25-year-old engineer was reported found in 1944 in the former Yugoslavia along with six other crew members. Their B-17, the Daisy Mae, had flown to Romania to bomb the oil fields, turned back due to bad weather, and was shot down by the Germans over the former Yugoslavia on May 18, 1944, according to the Army.
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