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WWII pilot's remains return home after 7 decades

AP  |  Beatrice 

The remains of a World War II have finally been buried with full military honors in his home state of after 73 years in foreign soil.

died in combat in 1944. died in combat in 1944. His family believed his remains were buried in a cemetery in the southeast town of Filley, and they visited his grave each

But the remains buried under Lane's tombstone were recently discovered not to be his.

The had sent the wrong remains to Lane had actually been buried in a military cemetery in

Lane's family didn't learn of the mistake until a family in discovered the two soldiers' bodies were switched. The Lane family held another funeral Thursday in Beatrice, welcoming him to his final resting place.

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First Published: Sat, August 11 2018. 03:10 IST