L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29786 posts, RR: 58 Posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3112 times:
The body of a missing WWII flyer which was found in a Serria Nevada Glacier has been identified. Army Air Corps Cadet Leo Mustonen was killed along with three other air cadets when their training aircraft went down in 1942. He was 22 at the time. Although some wreakage from the aircraft was located in 1947, none of the bodies where found at that time.
Mustonen's body emerged from the glacier in October. The National Park Service is considering attempting another locate mission to find the 3 other members of the crew. The where the aircraft pilot Lt. Bill Gamber, and navigator trainees Glenn Munn and Melvin Mortensen.
The family plans to inter him with his parents in Brainerd Minnesota.