The BC Coroners Service says the bodies of 4 Word War II flyers have been recovered from a crash site on Vancouver Island.
Sergeant William Baird of the Royal Canadian Air Force, along with Pilot Officers Charles Fox and Anthony Lawrence and Sergeant Robert Luckock of the RAF left a base near Sidney on October 30th of 1942. Their plane never returned and a search at the time failed to find any signs of it.
The wreckage of their Avro Anson was discovered last fall by a logging crew working near Port Renfrew, but conditions at the time made it impossible to try to get the bodies out.
The Coroners Service and a team from the Department of National Defence were able to recover, and positively identify the bodies earlier this month.
It’s still not clear what caused the plane to go down.