Relatives of WWII airman to gather for long-delayed funeral
WINSTED, Conn. (AP) - More than a dozen relatives of a U.S. service member whose plane was shot down during World War II are traveling to Arlington National Cemetery for his long-delayed funeral.
The remains of Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. John H. Canty, recovered from the crash site in France, were identified in December by scientists using DNA analysis.
His funeral is Tuesday.
Wayne Brazeau, Canty's great-nephew, remembers hearing stories about him on visits to his grandmother's home in Winsted, Connecticut. A wall of the house of his grandmother - Canty's sister- displayed his photo, his medals and a dollar bill that he signed before setting out on his final mission.
Canty, who grew up in Winsted, was 22 when he was killed June 22, 1944.