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Historian Arrested For Looting Dog Tags From National Archives
Updated June 15, 2017 6:48 AM | Filed under: Crime
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The dog tag belonged to Henry Davis, a 21-year-old Army Air Corps pilot, who died when his plane was shot down near Normandy Beach on June 4, 1944--two days before D-Day.

(MARYLAND) - 32-year-old Antonin DeHays; the lead historian at the National History Day, an organization housed at the University of Maryland that encourages students and teachers to engage in history projects; was accused of stealing dog tags and other World War II artifacts from the National Archives and Records Administration, the Department of Justice said.

DeHays arrest coincided with the organization's annual National History Day event.

According to a criminal complaint, DeHays stole dog tags belonging to U.S. servicemen whose planes had crashed during World War II and sold them on eBay.



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