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November, 2008


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FINAL FLIGHT is the story of four aviators lost in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks on November 18, 1942

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November 18 - on this date 66 years ago, AT-7 #41-21079 disappeared while on a navigation training from Mather Field, California to an unknown destination. The crash site was discovered in 1947 by William Bond, Thomas Hodges, Wes Houseman, and Kirby West in Mendel Glacier, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. Unsuccessful attempts to recover the aviator's remains were made in 1947 and in 1948. In October, 2005, Leo Mustonen's remains were found by two climbers. Glenn Munn was found, August, 2007.


Starboard wing wreckage, Mendel Glacier, September 2007


November 11

On this Veteran's Day, please take a moment to remember the crew of AT-7 #41-21079: 2nd Lt. William Gamber, Cadet John Mortenson, Cadet Glenn Munn, and Cadet Leo Mustonen and the sacrifice they made for us and their country.






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