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RIP:Army Air Corps Cadet Leo Mustonen

Sat Feb 04, 2006 1:18 pm

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.

http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/02/03/airman.identified/index.html
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RE: RIP:Army Air Corps Cadet Leo Mustonen

Sat Feb 04, 2006 2:18 pm

I am glad for his family to have their final answer.

I give my thanks to him for his service. I hope is rests in peace.
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RE: RIP:Army Air Corps Cadet Leo Mustonen

Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:31 pm

This was an amazing story when I read it.

RIP, Cadet Mustonen, and thank you, sir.

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