The remains of a World War II pilot have been laid to rest in his home state of Utah after being returned from Germany.

The Salt Lake City Tribune reported that the burial for Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Lynn W. Hadfield came 74 years to the day German anti-aircraft fire hit his bomber and he crashed just months before the war ended.

Hadfield’s daughter, Mary Ann Turner, mourned her father, who died when she was 2. After the funeral Thursday, she said an “emptiness is filled” and she had finally found peace.

Mary Ann Turner, the daughter of 2nd Lt. Lynn W. Hadfield, watches the Honor Guard fold up the American flag during the graveside service for her father at Veterans Memorial Park in Bluffdale, Utah, Thursday, March 21, 2019. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
Mary Ann Turner, the daughter of 2nd Lt. Lynn W. Hadfield, watches the Honor Guard fold up the American flag during the graveside service for her father at Veterans Memorial Park in Bluffdale, Utah, Thursday, March 21, 2019. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

A researcher found evidence of a crash in 2016 about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from the German city of Dulmen. DNA analysis confirmed the remains belonged to the 26-year-old from Salt Lake City and two crew members.

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Major Jon Richardson, of the Utah National Guard, comforts Mary Ann Turner, the daughter of 2nd Lt. Lynn W. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
Major Jon Richardson, of the Utah National Guard, comforts Mary Ann Turner, the daughter of 2nd Lt. Lynn W. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
A member of the Honor Guard presents Mary Ann Turner, the daughter of 2nd Lt. Lynn W. Hadfield, the flag from her father's casket during the graveside service for him at Veterans Memorial Park in Bluffdale, Utah, Thursday, March 21, 2019. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
A member of the Honor Guard presents Mary Ann Turner, the daughter of 2nd Lt. Lynn W. Hadfield, the flag from her father’s casket during the graveside service for him at Veterans Memorial Park in Bluffdale, Utah, Thursday, March 21, 2019. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
The Honor Guard carries the casket of 2nd Lt. Lynn W. Hadfield during funeral services at Veterans Memorial Park in Bluffdale, Utah, Thursday, March 21, 2019. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
The Honor Guard carries the casket of 2nd Lt. Lynn W. Hadfield during funeral services at Veterans Memorial Park in Bluffdale, Utah, Thursday, March 21, 2019. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
Roy Solt, 92, who was in the Navy in World War II, visits with Mary Ann Turner, the daughter of 2nd Lt. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
Roy Solt, 92, who was in the Navy in World War II, visits with Mary Ann Turner, the daughter of 2nd Lt. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
The funeral procession for 2nd Lt. Lynn W. Hadfield arrives at Veterans Memorial Park, in Bluffdale, Utah, Thursday, March 21, 2019. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
The funeral procession for 2nd Lt. Lynn W. Hadfield arrives at Veterans Memorial Park, in Bluffdale, Utah, Thursday, March 21, 2019. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
This 1945 photo provided by the Utah National Guard shows Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Lynn W. Hadfield. The remains of Hadfield, a World War II pilot shot down in Germany, have arrived back in his home state of Utah, where they are expected to be buried. (Utah National Guard via AP)
This 1945 photo provided by the Utah National Guard shows Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Lynn W. Hadfield. The remains of Hadfield, a World War II pilot shot down in Germany, have arrived back in his home state of Utah, where they are expected to be buried. (Utah National Guard via AP)

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