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Biden said his uncle was shot down during WWII over an area where cannibals lived. The records disagree.

Posted on AllSides April 19th, 2024
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Alex Brandon / AP

In remarks Wednesday in Scranton and Pittsburgh, President Joe Biden said his uncle was shot down during WWII over a region of New Guinea where cannibals had lived, an account not borne out by military records.

At the time, Biden had been honoring his uncle’s memory while upbraiding former President Donald Trump for calling fallen veterans “suckers and losers.”

Biden said Second Lt. Ambrose J. Finnegan Jr., known as “Uncle Bosie,” flew single-engine planes in reconnaissance flights over New Guinea for the Army Air Corps, established before the Air Force.

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