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Veteran and his watch survive a plane-crash
Kirton, UK, - Their reunion after 60 years
An American Second World War veteran has been given back the watch he lost 60 years ago when his plane went down. The 82 years Jim Hoel last remembers wearing the chronometer on 17 May 1943, whilst navigating a B-26 Marauder before the bomber was forced to ditch in a canal in the Netherlands. A friend of Hoel found it at the home of an elderly neighbour in Kirton, Lincolnshire, who had received the...
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