Published Report: Missing Airman Is Belmont County Native

Sisters Of Man Missing For 66 Years Plan Military Funeral

POSTED: 12:11 am EST February 13, 2008

A 66-year-old mystery has finally been solved for three sisters from Belmont County, Ohio.

According to the Spokane Spokesman-Register, the body of their brother, who vanished during World War II, has been positively identified.

Airman Ernest "Glenn" Munn of Bridgeport disappeared when his plane went down in the Sierra Nevadas during a snow storm in 1942.

Hikers found the remains of the plane and several sets of human remains in 2005, but those remains were proven to be from another airman.

A second body was found near the crash site in August of 2007, but the soldier's body was not definitively identified until Friday.

That's when Munn's sisters were notified.

Munn's sisters plan a military funeral for their brother when his remains are released.

That should happen in the next few weeks.