Remains of German WWII pilot and crashed plane discovered in Denmark after more than 70 years

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H/T Yahoo News.

Sadly this young man did not have any surviving family to see him finally laid to rest.

German Messerschmitt planes like the one believed to have been flown by Hans Wunderlich

A German fighter pilot killed when his plane crashed in Denmark has been identified after more than 70 years.

The remains of 19-year-old Hans Wunderlich had lain undiscovered since his aircraft, believed to be a Messerschmitt, came down in farmland near Birkelse, a village 155 miles northwest of Copenhagen, in October 1944.

The pilot has no surviving next of kin and so may be buried in a war cemetery in Denmark.

His body and the plane’s wreckage was found by Klaus Kristiansen and his 14-year-old son, Daniel.

Mr Kristiansen said: “We went out to the field with a metal detector. I hoped we might find some old plates or something for Daniel to show in school.”

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