A 72-year-old mystery of a missing World War Two plane and four pilots has been solved.
On October 30th, 1942, an Avro Anson carrying four pilots, including one member of the Royal Canadian Air Force, went missing after leaving the air base in Sidney on Vancouver Island.
Search crews went out, but found nothing.
It wasn’t until last fall, 71 years later, that a logging crew uncovered the remains on a mountain near Port Renfrew.
Regional Coroner Matt Brown calls it a wild case.
He says, “In May of this year, members of the Coroner’s Service as well as a number of specialists from National Defence went into the area and performed a very, thorough recovery effort.”
Brown says officials have notified the families, including the Canadian siblings in Alberta who are now in their 90’s.
The four have been identified as Sergeant William Baird from the Royal Canadian Air Force, and 3 members of the British Royal Air Force – Pilot Officer Charles Fox, Pilot Officer Anthony William
Lawrence and Sergeant Robert Ernest Luckock.