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Remains of WWII pilot returned to family in northern Nevada

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Posted at 3:06 PM, Aug 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-02 18:19:18-04

RENO (AP) — The remains of a World War II pilot whose aircraft was shot down over Italy have been returned to his family in northern Nevada.

Italian citizens near the town of Bolzano had come across the plane's wreckage and an apparent gravesite.

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The Nevada Army National Guard says the remains were recovered in 2017 and identified last year as Army 2nd Lt. Lowell S. Twedt.

His remains arrived Friday at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport where his only son was waiting.

Twedt will be reburied Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley. 

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