A Danish newspaper says the pilot of a German World War II airplane that crashed into a northern Denmark swamp more than 70 years ago has been identified. Daily Nordjyske said Friday that 19-year-old Hans Wunderlich, who crashed October 10, 1944, has no next of kin and may be buried in a war cemetery in Denmark. Nordjyske quoted a Berlin-based organisation that keeps records of deceased German WWII soldiers.
Earlier this month, 14-year-old Daniel Rom Kristiansen was checking out a story about a Nazi Germany plane that had crashed some 250 kilometers (155 miles) northwest of Copenhagen.
Using a metal detector, he found the engine, guns and twisted fuselage parts five to six meters (yards) underground. He also unearthed a German Luftwaffe uniform, a book and bones.