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    The body of Captain Willard Palm - pilot of the American Air Force RB-47 aircraft shot down by the Russians over the Parents Sea July 1 - was flown from Moscow to Amsterdam July 25 in a chartered Dutch airliner.

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    Background: The body of Captain Willard Palm - pilot of the American Air Force RB-47 aircraft shot down by the Russians over the Parents Sea July 1 - was flown from Moscow to Amsterdam July 25 in a chartered Dutch airliner. Also on board were 60 British tourists on their way home from the Soviet Union.

    Representatives of the U.S. Army Mortuary Service conveyed the coffin from the airliner to an American Air Force plane to be taken to Germany for identification before being flown to the United States.

    Soviet authorities handed over the body of Captain Palm at a Moscow Mortuary shortly before the Security Council was due to debate the incident. Later, the coffin was taken in a Russian army lorry to the Sheremetyevo Airport where American military honours were given as it was put aboard the Dutch aircraft.

    America told the U.N. Security Council July 25 that it has proof that Russian fighters deliberately "pushed" the RB-47 aircraft off its course. U.S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge said: "This astonishing and criminal fact is established beyond doubt by the evidence of our scientific devices."

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB4INI6VQ5KIVME5CU9DEIO9SS
    Media URN:
    VLVAB4INI6VQ5KIVME5CU9DEIO9SS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/07/1960
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    Unknown
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    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:35:00
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