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article imageAirman's bracelet lost in World War II returns home

By Kesavan Unnikrishnan     Sep 20, 2009 in World
87 year old Helen Foreman in Anchorage , Alaska will receive her brother’s bracelet who was killed after his plane was shot down during World War 2.
Jack Harold Glenn, who was a WW2 Bomber Pilot was killed during a mission in 1944. His plane was shot down while he was flying over Germany. Later, his body was recovered from a field in a rural village. He was buried in Belgium.
The bracelet was discovered by a World War II veteran, Bernerd Harding who was on a quest to find his pilot's wings lost during the war. He was unable to find his pilot's wings from a German village. While returning from the village, a villager handed him a bracelet with the name Jack Glenn written over it. The villager had taken it from an American Airman whose body was found there.
Heinz Kruse, who had kept the bracelet for sixty five years , was 16 when the plane was shot down. Later, his village became a part of East Germany which remained isolated from the outside world by the Iron Curtain.
Helen Foreman will receive the bracelet in a week or so. But she plans to give the silver bracelet to a museum in Matagorda County, Texas, where her brother had grown up. She said.
Anything that's gone to the museum may inspire or make people grateful or add to history.I think we're all better people if we know and appreciate history.
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