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Remains of Frozen Airman Identified

Frozen airman discovered in a California glacier Frozen airman discovered in a California glacier
Central Identification Lab at Hickam Air Force Base Central Identification Lab at Hickam Air Force Base
World War II aircraft World War II aircraft

(KHNL)  CNN is reporting the U.S. Military has identified the frozen remains of a World War II airman discovered by hikers on a California glacier last fall.

According to family members in Orange Park, Florida, the remains were that of 22-year-old Army Air Corps cadet Leo Mustonen who died in a plane crash 1942.

Relatives of the airman's family say the Department of Defense notified them on Wednesday and confirmed the identity of the body found last October.

Mustonen joined the Army in his senior year of high school and was in training to beecome a navigator when he was reported missing in November of 1942.

Foresnsics experts at the Central Identification Lab here at Hickam Air Force have not yet publicly identified the remains.

 

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