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Rescuers of victim of '44 Army plane crash honored

WCAX - 9:48 am Mon Jun 23rd, 2014

The two remaining rescuers of a man stranded by the 1944 crash of an Army bomber on one of Vermont's most famous mountains are being recognized by the Vermont State Police for their actions when they were high school students.

Eighty-six-year-old Peter Mason and 85-year-old Rolland Lafayette were honored Friday at the Statehouse with a search and rescue award.

The two were among a group of Civil Air Patrol cadets pulled out of classes at the Waterbury High School in mid-October 1944 after the B-24 bomber crashed on the eastern side of Camels Hump.

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