In April of 1945, with Hitler’s defeat in World War II imminent, Lt. Robert L. Mains climbed into the pilot’s seat of a B-24 Liberator and joined a wave of bombers that flew toward Germany. Unfortunately, he never returned.
72 years later…
A Southwest Airlines plane carrying the remains of Lt. Mains arrived at Long Island MacArthur Airport (KISP) on November 29th. First Lt. Mains went missing in 1945 after his plane was shot down over Germany. 72 years later, this year, his remains were found and identified through DNA. His 73-year-old daughter was on the tarmac to welcome home her hero father. Lt. Robert Mains was buried with full military honors at Calverton National Cemetery, in Calverton. The link to the full video is below!
This is really cool and touching. You get to see the casket containing the remains unloaded from the cargo hold of the plane, and touching because you know why. You can see all the onlookers on the plane, and through the windows in the terminal. Thank you for your service, Lt. Mains. Rest In Peace.🇺🇸
Question: Have you ever witnessed something like this?