Family remember WWII airman's burning plane escape

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A former World War II aviator who survived being shot down by the Germans and was helped by the French Resistance afterwards has died.

Arthur Pritchard, who was 86, from Felinheli, Gwynedd, spent most of his life driving JCBs and digging holes or demolishing things.

But he was one of only two survivors when his Lancaster bomber crashed in flames in northern France in 1944.

His funeral will take place at St Mary's Church, Felinheli, on Thursday.

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