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WWII pilot laid to rest in Vermont

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Sixty-six years after his plane crashed in Corsica, a World War II pilot has been laid to rest at a family plot in Vermont.

U.S. Army Air Force First Lt. Ray Fletcher, of Westborough, Mass., and four others were on a courier mission when their plane crashed into a mountain on May 10, 1944.

All five died, but their remains weren’t recovered until 2005.

A funeral service for Fletcher was held Friday in Essex Junction, followed by a burial with full military honors.

His cousin, 90-year-old Rhetta Fletcher, of Lanesborough, Mass., who attended, called it a wonderful day that gives closure to Fletcher’s family.

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