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1st Lt. John E Terpning Buried At Arlington National Cemetery

The remains of a missing World War II pilot, which were recently identified, have been buried at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday. According to the U.S. Army, 1st Lt. John E. Terpning and 9 other men disappeared when their plane went down in May of 1944. In 1973, the wreckage and some remains were found in the mountains northeast of Lae, New Guinea, but the remains could not be identified. Decades later, scientists were able to determine that the remains were those of Terpning, who was a pilot of the B-24D Liberator aircraft. At 9 a.m. on April 3, 2013, a burial service was held for 1st Lt. Terpning. See photos from the service above.

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