Researchers have uncovered the remains of an Italian World War II pilot — and he was dutiful until the end.
Bortolani died in a "dogfight with U.S. pilots," according to Discovery News. His remains, along with the wreckage of his plane, the Macchi 205 Veltro, were found 13 feet below ground. The researchers also unearthed the ring Bortolani was given in the fighter pilot academy.
The late Bortolani, who died at 27, will be "finally given a proper burial in the next months" as his relatives are located, Discovery News adds.