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Italian man hopes to return watch of fallen American WWII soldier to relatives

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Italian man hopes to return watch of fallen American WWII soldier to relatives

By Jana Winter, Perry Chiaramonte
Published January 11, 2013

  • Glauco Menacaroni found this watch on Monte Tezio near Perguina, Italy near the wreckage of a U.S. WW II service plane. he hopes to reunite with a surviving family member of the crew.

  • A monument to the crew of the downed U.S. Service plane created by local resident Glauco Mencaroni which will be unveiled on Saturday on the 70th anniversary of the crash.

  • A panoramic view of Monte Tezio
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One man is hoping time is on his side as he seeks to return a watch that belonged to a WWII pilot whose plane went down in the mountains of Italy nearly 70 years ago.
Retiree Glauco Mencaroni, who lives in the central Italian region of Umbria, had heard ever since he was a child about a U.S. Douglas C-47 transport plane with six crewmen aboard that had crashed over nearby Monte Tezio, and he had always dreamed of locating the wreckage. With scant information and motivated by an admiration for the American soldiers who died helping his countrymen, he searched the area where surviving witnesses and local lore had put the plane crash.

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I hope the family of this American Hero get some solace from this gesture. R.I.P. Warrior. Gone but never forgotten.
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