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WWII airman from Connecticut is buried at Arlington Cemetery

The U.S. flag is folded during the burial service at Arlington National Cemetery, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in Arlington, Va., for Army Air Force Staff Sgt. John H. Canty, of Winsted, Conn., whose plane was shot down over France during World War II. Canty was only 22 when he was declared missing in action in June 1944. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

A U.S. service member killed during World War II when his plane was shot down over France has been laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. John H. Canty of Winsted, Connecticut, was 22 when his B-26 Marauder with a crew of eight crashed in 1944.

His remains were identified by scientists using DNA analysis and on Tuesday he received a burial with full military honors at the cemetery outside Washington, D.C.

A horse-drawn wagon carried his remains to the burial site at the service attended by over a dozen relatives from Connecticut, Georgia and Illinois. The flag from the casket was presented to Canty’s nephew, 78-year-old Wayne Brazeau, of Moultrie, Georgia.

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