BOSTON — The remains of a U.S. Army Air Forces officer who went missing after a bombing run over northern Italy in World War II are coming home.
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says the remains of 2nd Lt. Richard M. Horwitz, of Brookline, will be buried Sunday in Boston with full military honors.
The 22-year-old Horwitz was one of 11 crew members on a B-24 Liberator last seen after the Feb. 28, 1945, attack on a railroad bridge.
It was determined in 1948 it had crashed in the Adriatic Sea.
The wreckage was located by an Italian citizen off the coast of Grado, Italy in 2013, and remains were recovered in 2015.
Horwitz’s remains were identified through historical evidence, dental and bone analysis and by comparing DNA to a relative.
This story has been corrected to show the burial is Sunday not Saturday.