Four airmen who crashed 70 years ago recovered, identified

RCMP handout photo shows Laurel Clegg (L) Casualty Identification, Department of National Defence...

RCMP handout photo shows Laurel Clegg (L) Casualty Identification, Department of National Defence and Courtney Brown, Coroner, British Columbia Coroners Service (R) conduct an initial survey, May 5, 2014, and recovery of remains near the cockpit of a plane crash more than 70 years ago.(Cpl Brandon O'Connell Joint Task Force Pacific J3 Imagery/QMI Agency)

Katie Schneider, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:21 PM ET

CALGARY — After vanishing more than 70 years ago during a Second World War training exercise, the remains of four missing airmen have been recovered and identified in British Columbia.

Sgt. William Baird, with the Royal Canadian Air Force, along with Pilot Officer Charles George Fox, Pilot Officer Anthony William Lawrence, and Sgt. Robert Ernest Luckock from the Royal Air Force, were conducting a navigation training mission aboard the Avro Anson L7056 aircraft but failed to return.

The aircraft left Patricia Bay, B.C., on Oct. 30, 1942 and was not discovered during a subsequent search.


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