Remains IDed of Missing Ohio WWII Airman
Monday, March 10, 2008
(03-10) 21:08 PDT ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (AP) --
The Department of Defense has identified the remains of a World War II airman found atop a glacier last year in California.
The military announced Monday that the airman was Ernest Munn of St. Clairsville, Ohio. Munn went missing in November 1942 when his navigational trainer plane disappeared after takeoff from Sacramento. He was 23.
In August, backpackers in a remote area of Kings Canyon east of Fresno had told rangers they had discovered a decomposed body near an undeployed military parachute.
Munn is the second of four airmen aboard the missing plane to be identified.
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