08 Aug '18, 11am

Remains of World War II flyer coming home for Nebraska burial

BEATRICE, Neb. — A military agency says the correct remains of a Gage County man who died when his aircraft was shot down during World War II are being returned home for burial. A funeral with military honors is set for Thursday in Beatrice for Richard Lane, with burial to follow in Filley. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said in a news release Tuesday that Lane was co-piloting a B-17 bomber when it was hit by anti-aircraft fire and crashed Dec. 27, 1944, near St. Florian, Austria. 5 members of World War II bomber crew being buried together at Arlington Five crewmembers from a B-17 bomber shot down during a mission over Germany in World War II are being buried together at Arlington National Cemetery next week. By: The Associated Press The agency says remains identified as those of Lane were identified in January 1946 and subsequently buried in Filley. But the agency ...

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