One of the famous Tuskegee Airmen who has been missing in action since December 1944 will finally get a burial in Arlington National Cemetery after his remains were identified months ago. Capt. Lawrence E. Dickson's plane crashed in Europe during service in World War II, according to a recent release. His remains were identified using DNA tests; officials said he was the first identified out of more than two dozen Tuskegee Airmen MIA during the war. Dickson, a P-51D pilot with 100th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group, had departed Ramitelli Air Base, Italy, for a reconnaissance mission over Prague when his aircraft suffered engine failure and went down. His remains were recovered when a crash site excavation was conducted more than seven decades later. He is set to be buried at Arlington on March 22. Read more at Army.mil.
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