Biden sug­gests unfound­ed idea about his uncle and ‘can­ni­bals’ in World War II

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Biden suggests unfounded idea about his uncle and ‘cannibals’ in World War II

Pres­i­dent Joe Biden appeared to sug­gest that can­ni­bals ate his uncle after he was shot down dur­ing World War II, though mil­i­tary records say oth­er­wise.
Speak­ing with reporters on Wednes­day in Scran­ton, Penn­syl­va­nia, Biden twice recalled the sto­ry of his uncle, Ambrose Finnegan, who served in the U.S. Army Air Forces in the Pacif­ic the­ater of World War II. The pres­i­dent claimed that he was shot down over Papua New Guinea in an area infest­ed with can­ni­bals.

Pres­i­dent Joe Biden meets with law enforce­ment before board­ing and depart­ing on Air Force One from Pitts­burgh Inter­na­tion­al Air­port, Wednes­day, April 17, 2024, in Pitts­burgh. (AP Photo/Alex Bran­don)

“He flew sin­gle-engine planes, recon­nais­sance flights over New Guinea. He had vol­un­teered because some­one couldn’t make it. He got shot down in an area where there were a lot of can­ni­bals in New Guinea at the time,” Biden said. “They nev­er recov­ered …