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Lieutenant Commander Ron Richardson's son Alistair and grandson Philip (Who is also a Royal Navy pilot) have tracked down his crashed aircraft.<br />
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The family of a wartime pilot who vanished on a bombing raid have solved the 74-year mystery of what happened to him after discovering the wreckage of his plane.<br />
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The remains of Lieutenant Commander Ron Richardson's Hellcat fighter bomber have lain almost perfectly preserved in snow and ice 3,000ft up a mountain since 1944.<br />
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His wife Shelia and son Alistair, who his father only met as a baby for just one day, have spent a lifetime wondering what happened to their loved one.<br />
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The 27-year-old pilot was listed as missing presumed killed after he failed to return from a daring bombing assault on the fearsome German battleship Tirpitz in a Norwegian fjord.<br />
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Two years ago Mr Richardson's grandson Philip, a Royal Navy commander, stumbled upon footage on social media of the discovery of a crashed Hellcat plane on a mountainside in Norway.