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    According to information from CWGC, a body was buried in Trondheim Stavne Cemetery in plot A-6 in January 1973. The body was recovered from a crashed aircraft that was recovered from the sea off Haramsoy (northeast of the town of Aalesund on the west coast of norway), probably in 1971 or 1972.
    Does anyone have additional information regarding the airman and plane that was recovered?
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    Today i received further info from CWGC regarding the airman recovered early 70s west coast of norway.
    This is what they wrote:
    . . . According to our discovery of remains file A/186/18 in September 1971 members of the Alesund sub-aqua club found the remains of Beaufighter RD141 which crashed in the sea near Haramsoy on the 10th January 1945. When the remains were later salvaged by the 'Marinens minedykkertropp, Vestlandet' some bone fragments were found and these were buried in A.6. The bones were buried as an Unknown airman, but it is appears based on the aircraft that they are either P/O Winter (who remains missing from this crash) or additional remains of P/O Dunshea (who is buried at Trondheim Stavne Cemetery). . . .
    So, the info from CWGC has narrowed it down, but hasnt given a definitive answer, and I suppose only a DNA-analysis of the bones in the two graves can do that.
    Morten Moe

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