WWII Mystery Solved With POW's Returned Ring

An American pilot's gold ring is returned to his family 60 years after he traded it in for food in Germany.
1:04 | 08/20/13

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A cherished aviator ring worn by an American Prisoner of War during World War II is back where it belongs decades. After he traded it for candy to stave off hunger and a German POW camp the priced ring arrived by mail at the pilot son's home in North Carolina. This has been a long time coming. Sixty years things like a long time. This last two weeks as -- longer. -- David Cox spent two years in German prisoner camps after his B seventeen was shot down in 1943. Cold and starving he eventually trade in the gold ring to another prisoner for a couple of chocolate bars. I never thought we get the ring back on never -- the -- existed I thought it was going and so it's it's still overwhelming to think. Good to survive this -- and that we -- packed the German who returned it says a Russian soldier had given it to his grandparents. The Germans American neighbors used an inscription on the ring and Google to find the pilot's family. And overturn the long long -- to its rightful owner.

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