'Restored Honor': A World War II Pilot's Long Road Home

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  1. syscom3

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    'Restored Honor': A World War II Pilot's Long Road Home - Yahoo News

    "It was in the middle of the burial ceremony for Lt. John W. Herb when a commercial airline roared overhead and among the dozens of family members, it was perhaps the most unlikely guest who felt the sting of nostalgia.

    The sound took Manfred Romer back to April 13, 1945, when as a 5-year-old he heard a plane flying just a few hundred feet over his head. He watched it catch fire before disappearing out of view and crashing close to his home in Amt Neuhaus, Germany.

    “There was a huge plume of smoke,” Romer told ABC News through a translator. “So this is something that just burned in my memory.”
     
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    Wow what a story. Thanks for posting!
     
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