Elmendorf Air Force Base

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Name: Elmendorf Air Force Base
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

US airman finally laid to rest

(WSVN, CNN) A US airman has finally been laid to rest -- 60 years after his plane went down in Alaska.Thomas Lyons received a burial with full military honors in suburban Lake Worth Friday morning.The 19-year-old was among 52 people aboard a plane that ... [Published WPTV TV Channel 5 - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

USAF captain's remains return to South GA

CAIRO, GA (WALB) -The Patriot Guard Riders are escorting the remains of USAF Capt. William Turnbull from Tallahassee Regional Airport to Clarks Funeral Home in Cairo.Turnbull died on November 22, 1952 when the Globemaster airplane he was on crashed in ... [Published WALB 10 - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

Fairbanks Looking Back — July 15, 2014

10 YEARS AGOJuly 15, 2004In a decision delivered to a packed Yukon Supreme Court hearing, Justice Peter McIntyre followed courts in Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia.Previously, Yukon common law had limited marriage to a union between a man and a ... [Published Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

In love with being a father

Army Pvt. Leonard Kittle loved football and fast cars.When he left Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, on emergency leave in October 1952 to visit his newborn daughter, Linda, he fell in love with being a father.Kittle had been working for an oil company ... [Published Air Force Times - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 1 reports

Hoosier Airman Returns Home for Burial

For 60 years, the family of Howard Martin kept hoping and dreaming that one day he would reunited with the family.Howard, a 21-year-old Air Force airman in November 1952, was aboard a transit plane going from McCord Air Force Base in Washington state ... [Published Wabash Plain Dealer - Jul 03 2014]
First reported Jun 30 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 2 reports

Soldier Goes Home After 62 Years

The newly discovered remains of an American soldier who once helped track down millions of dollars-worth of stolen jewels after World War II are finally headed home to Delaware. The homecoming comes 62 years after his plane went missing over Alaska.Colonel ... [Published NBC San Diego - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jun 28 2014 - Updated Jun 28 2014 - 1 reports

Plane wreckage uncovers victims of 1952 flight

POLAND, Ohio (WKBN) – A plane carrying more than 50 members of the military crashed in Alaska in 1952. But it wasn’t until two years ago that the wreckage was found.Donald Ray of Poland is the brother of one of the victims and next weekend he’ll finally ... [Published WKBN 27 First News - Jun 28 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

Military aircraft lost 62 years ago located, airmen identified

The Department of Defense announced on Wednesday, June 18, that 17 service members have been recovered from a C-124 Globemaster aircraft that was lost on Nov. 22, 1952. U.S. Army Lt. Col. Lawrence S. Singleton, Pvt. James Green, Jr., and Pvt. Leonard ... [Published Beauregard Daily News - Jun 25 2014]
First reported Jun 19 2014 - Updated Jun 19 2014 - 1 reports

Missing service members located

The Department of Defense announced today 17 service members have been recoveredfrom a C-124 Globemaster aircraft that was lost on Nov. 22, 1952. On Nov. 22, 1952,a C-124 Globemaster aircraft crashed while en route to Elmendorf Air Force Base,Alaska, ... [Published Federal News Radio 1500 AM - Jun 19 2014]
First reported Jun 18 2014 - Updated Jun 19 2014 - 11 reports

17 service members' remains from 1952 plane crash are IDd

For more than six decades, a tombstone at the Sunnyside Cemetery in Caney, Kan., has marked Pvt. Leonard Kittle 's final resting place. On Saturday, he will at last be buried there as his family looks on.Kittle was one of 17 people aboard a military plane ... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Jun 19 2014]
First reported Jun 18 2014 - Updated Jun 19 2014 - 4 reports

U.S. military identifies 17 service members after wreckage from 1950s crash found

By Steve QuinnJUNEAU, Alaska, June 18 (Reuters) - The bodies of 17 U.S. service members recovered from a 1952 military aircraft crash have been identified following discovery of the wreckage two years ago in Alaska's Chugach Mountain range, military officials ... [Published AlertNet - Jun 19 2014]
First reported May 29 2014 - Updated May 30 2014 - 1 reports

SECDEF Hagel Troop Talk at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska

<a style="font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;font-decoration: none;" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0S8dkrRJJxI&feature=youtube_gdata"&gt;SECDEF Hagel Troop Talk at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska SECDEF Hagel speaks with troops at Elmendorf ... [Published The Pentagon - YouTube Channel - May 29 2014]

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"It's a pretty amazing thing for the family.  I wish -- the only downside is my grandparents were passed away prior to them finding the wreckage.  And this was a really huge thing.  My Uncle Tommy was only 19-years-old when the accident happened, when the plane crash happened and my mother was 14."
"We will continue operations until the glacier reveals all of its secrets to us" says JPAC Public Affairs officer Lee Tucker
Colonel Eugene Smith, fondly known as "Uncle Gene," loved investigating crimes and solving mysteries. "As a child, I kept hearing stories from my mother about how he tracked down the stolen [Hesse CrownCrown jewels in pawn shops from Ireland to France following World War II" says Smith’s nephew Brian Gorman
"Eighty percent of the communities are not accessible by roads" Begich said on Wednesday

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US airman finally laid to rest [Published WPTV TV Channel 5 - Jul 18 2014]
USAF captain's remains return to South GA [Published WALB 10 - Jul 17 2014]
Capt. Robert William Turnbull Sr., USAF [Published Thomasville Times-Enterprise - Jul 16 2014]
Fairbanks Looking Back — July 15, 2014 [Published Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - Jul 15 2014]
In love with being a father [Published Air Force Times - Jul 09 2014]
Hoosier Airman Returns Home for Burial [Published Wabash Plain Dealer - Jul 03 2014]
Soldier Goes Home After 62 Years [Published NBC San Diego - Jul 01 2014]
Missing Soldier Returns Home After 62 Years [Published NBC Philadelphia - Jun 30 2014]
Plane wreckage uncovers victims of 1952 flight [Published WKBN 27 First News - Jun 28 2014]
Senator: Alaska Key to VA Healthcare Fix [Published Military.com - Jun 27 2014]
Military aircraft lost 62 years ago located, ai... [Published Beauregard Daily News - Jun 25 2014]
62 years after Alaska plane crash, some familie... [Published Los Angeles Times - Jun 23 2014]
Serviceman's remains heading home [Published Herald Bulletin - Jun 22 2014]
Around DoD: 10 things to know for June [Published DCMilitary Pentagram - Jun 21 2014]
Lucky to be alive: Remembering C-124 Globemaste... [Published WFXG FOX 54 - Jun 21 2014]
Visitation for lost service member to be held i... [Published WFXG FOX 54 - Jun 20 2014]
Missing service members located [Published Federal News Radio 1500 AM - Jun 19 2014]
Crews find 1952 military crash site; Rowan man ... [Published Charlotte Observer - Jun 19 2014]
Burials await crash victims [Published Indiana Gazette - Jun 19 2014]
17 service members' remains from 1952 plane cra... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Jun 19 2014]
Dept. of Defense Announces Identification of 17... [Published KSFO-AM - Jun 19 2014]
U.S. military identifies 17 service members aft... [Published AlertNet - Jun 19 2014]
DOD identifies 17 recovered from 1952 plane cra... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jun 19 2014]
Remains recovered from 1952 US plane crash [Published MSN New Zealand - Jun 19 2014]
Pentagon solves six-decade mystery of Alaska pl... [Published UPI - Jun 19 2014]
Military identifies 17 killed in '52 Alaska crash [Published Winona Daily News - Jun 19 2014]
US army recovers bodies of 1952 crash victims [Published Jerusalem Post - Jun 18 2014]
17 service members recovered from Air Force pla... [Published Examiner.com - Jun 18 2014]
Bodies of 17 military members lost in 1952 cras... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jun 18 2014]
Worthington airman who died in 1952 plane crash... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Jun 18 2014]
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17 recovered from 1952 crash [Published This ain't Hell, but you can see it from here - Jun 18 2014]
Mary send us a link to the Defense Department press release about the recovery of 17 service members from the crash site of a C-124 Globemaster on Colony Glacier. On Nov. 22, 1952, a C-124 Globemaster aircraft crashed while en route to Elmendorf Air Force ...
DOD Recovers Remains of 17 From 1952 Aircraft C... [Published ASDNews.com: Be the first to know - Jun 18 2014]
WASHINGTON - The remains of 17 service members have been recovered from an aircraft that was lost in Alaska more than six decades ago, Pentagon officials announced today.On Nov. 22, 1952, a C-124 Globemaster crashed while en route to Elmendorf Air Force ...
SECDEF Hagel Troop Talk at Elmendorf Air Force ... [Published The Pentagon - YouTube Channel - May 29 2014]
<a style="font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;font-decoration: none;" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0S8dkrRJJxI&feature=youtube_gdata"&gt;SECDEF Hagel Troop Talk at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska SECDEF Hagel speaks with troops at Elmendorf ...
Memorial Day Parade Announcement, Litchfield, CT [Published The Cool Justice Report - May 22 2014]
Memorial to CT soldiers near Confederate trench photo by Bert Dunkerly The Litchfield American Legion, Morgan-Weir Post 27 along with the Town of Litchfield is proud to sponsor the 2014 Memorial Day Parade. The parade and ceremonies will be held ...
Cope India: when India’s Russian jets achieved ... [Published The Aviationist - May 02 2014]
According to Indian media an air exercise held ten years ago “highlighted the innovativeness of Indian fighter pilots, the impact of Russian jets and the potentially fatal limitations in USAF pilot training.” Held at the Gwalior Indian Air Force range ...
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