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Headstones for Flight Lieutenant Peter Campbell and Leading Aircraftsman Theodore Bates await placement at their funeral in Guelph, Ont., on Sept. 17, 2013.

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Peter Abraham, right, places at rose on the casket of his uncle, Flight Lieutenant Peter Campbell, at the funeral for him and Leading Aircraftsman Theodore Bates on Sept. 17, 2013. Seen in the background is Tom Bates, the younger brother of LAC Bates.

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Tom Bates speaks at the funeral for his older brother, Leading Aircraftsman Theodore Bates and Flight Lieutenant Peter Campbell in Guelph, Ont., on Sept. 17, 2013. The two airmen perished when their Northrop A-17 Nomad 3521 crashed in December 1940 after a mid-air collision in the Lake Muskoka area with Nomad 3512.

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Col. Simon Sukstorf, RCAF, left, the senior Canadian officer present, salutes after placing a wreath during the funeral for Flight Lieutenant Peter Campbell and Leading Aircraftsman Theodore Bates in Guelph, Ont., on Sept. 17, 2013. After a mid-air collision in 1940, officials were able to locate the crew of one craft, but the remains of LAC Bates and Lt. Campbell were missing until an OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit successfully recovered them in October, 2012.

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The veterans’ headstones await placement near the coffins with flags on them at the funeral for Flight Lieutenant Peter Campbell and Leading Aircraftsman Theodore Bates in Guelph, Ont. on Sept. 17, 2013.

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The veterans’ headstones await placement near the coffins with flags on them at the funeral for Flight Lieutenant Peter Campbell and Leading Aircraftsman Theodore Bates in Guelph, Ont. on Sept. 17, 2013.

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Members of the airment’s families and the military stand during the playing of the Last Post at at the funeral for Flight Lieutenant Peter Campbell and Leading Aircraftsman Theodore Bates in Guelph, Ont. on Sept. 17, 2013.

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Tom Bates, Sr. holds a rose and the Canadian flag he was presented at the funeral for his older brother, Leading Aircraftsman Theodore Bates, and Flight Lieutenant Peter Campbell in Guelph, Ont., on Sept. 17, 2013.

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Roses sit atop the two caskets at the funeral for Flight Lieutenant Peter Campbell and Leading Aircraftsman Theodore Bates in Guelph, Ont. on Sept. 17, 2013.

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