Friday, March 31, 2006

AP's Online Headlines, Again

Remains Found in New Guinea of WWII Pilot

Aside from the awkwardness of the placement of "WW II" pilot (Wouldn't 'Remains of WWII Pilot Found in New Guinea' have worked better?) the headline is wrong.

As the story clearly states in the fourth graf, he was a bombardier, not a pilot.

Remains Found in New Guinea of WWII Pilot
Fri Mar 31
By The Associated Press
SUFFOLK, Va. - Human remains found in the wreckage of a World War II bomber in New Guinea have been identified as a 24-year-old airman who disappeared on a stormy night in 1943.

The remains of Charles "Buddy" Feucht were identified through DNA testing.
His sister Fern Lord, who had submitted a vial of her blood for DNA comparison, got the news Thursday.

"It's been so long," said Lord, 83. "Every day, you wake up and wonder if this is the one."

Feucht, a bombardier aboard a B-24 Liberator, was part of a formation looking for Japanese ships during a violent thunderstorm when his plane separated from the others to take a closer look at the water below. He and the rest of his nine-man crew vanished.

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