WWII Crash Site Found

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Monday, January 9, 2012 - 9:02am

Florida man helps find China crash site where his cousin was killed.

A Merritt Island, Florida man waited 70 years and traveled 20,000 miles to discover a plane that carried a family member.

Bob Willett found the plane, which crashed during World War II in China.

The plane went down in western China in 1942 with Willett's cousin, Jimmy Browne, on board as the co-pilot.

The C-47 cargo ship was tracked down by Willett and another man from Arizona who specializes in finding downed aircraft.

Closure came after spotting a piece of the wreckage with the serial number on it from 13,000 feet up in the sky.

According to Willett, it's extremely satisfying to know that the memory of his cousin was revived and his dedication was made known to a new generation.
 

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