Remains of Rochester pilot killed in WWII to be buried Saturday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - Funeral arrangements have been announced for a local serviceman who was lost during World War II.

U.S. military officials said that Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Robert Mains, of Rochester, was the 27-year-old pilot of a B-24 Liberator taking part in a raid over Germany in April 1945.

His plane was shot down by enemy fighters near Hamburg, Germany. Only one member of the 10-member crew survived.

In September of this year, scientists were able to identify Mains' remains that were collected from the crash site.

Mains' remains will be buried Dec. 2 in Wading River, New York. 


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