Second World War pilot buried 64 years after plane shot down

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A Second World War pilot is to be buried with full military honours 64 years after his plane was shot down after his remains were tracked down by a comrade who survived the crash.

Sgt John Bremner was among eight crewmen on a Halifax bomber which came down near Berlin during a night raid on the city in 1944.

Four men died but the bodies of Mr Bremner, then 21, and Canadian Warrant Officer Charles Dupueis were never found.

The plane's wreckage, scattered across dense woodland, lay undiscovered for six decades.

But the plane's navigator, Pilot Officer Reg Wilson, remained determined to track it down and, having retired in 1984, he returned to Germany in 2005 to meet historians and eyewitnesses who could point him to the crash site.

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