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Local student takes part in dig to find remains of WWII pilot

Most of the time, archaeologists focus on uncovering the mysteries of our ancient world – but not always. The dig that Nathan Davis took part in this summer was very different to the others he has been involved in, but no less significant in its ambition.

For one family in Utah, the dig couldn't have been more meaningful. Its aim was to find and repatriate the body of Lt. George Wilson, who was lost while piloting a B-17 during World War II.

According to an account given to Utah's 9News, Erik Bornemeir felt compelled to find out more when his wife told him that the family didn't know what happ...