HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii (AFPN) -- Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command scientists are working to identify an Airman who was found Oct. 16 on Mount Mendel in Kings Canyon National Park, Calif. The unidentified Airman arrived at JPAC Oct. 24 still wearing a World War II-era parachute, with a comb, various coins and other personal effects in his pockets. Investigators at JPAC searched the records of men lost during World War II and found that between 25 and 30 military planes crashed on training missions in California during these years. They have narrowed the list of possible Airmen to four who disappeared during a training mission on Nov. 18, 1942.
U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Derrick C. Goode
November 3, 2012
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