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||Pilot 2nd Lt. William R. Gamber, 23 (MIA / KIA) Fayette, Ohio
Passenger John M. Mortenson, 23 (MIA / KIA) Moscow, Idaho
Passenger Ernest G. Munn, 23, (MIA / KIA, BR) St. Clairesville, Ohio
Passenger Leo M. Mustonen, 22 (MIA / KIA, BR) Brainerd, MN
Crashed November 18, 1942
Recovery of Remains
On October 16, 2005, two hikers discover a glacier-entombed corpse wearing a flight suit with blonde, wavy hair wearing a tattered sweater. The remains were naturally mummified and dubbed the "ice man" in media reports. Nearby was an unopened parachute. Later in the month, the remains were recovered by a team JPAC and transported to the CILHI laboratory in Hawaii where an mDNA test conducted against family reference samples volunteered by the maternal relatives of the crew. During February 2006, the remains were officially identified as Leo M. Mustonen.
During August 2007, researcher Peter Stekel discovered the remains of a second body half exposed from the melting glacier, roughly 100' from where the body was found in 2005. On March 10, 2008 the US military confirmed by mDNA test these remains belonged to Ernest G. Munn.
The remains located in 1948 were buried in a group burial at the Golden Gate National Cemetery at section F grave 43. The names of all four airmen are listed on the grave.
After the 2006 identification of Mustonen's remains, he was buried on March 24, 2006 at Evergreen Cemetery in Brainerd, Minnesota.
After the 2008 identification of Munn's remains, he was buried on May 17, 2008 at Holly Memorial Gardens in Pleasant Grove, OH.
Gamber also has a memorial marker at Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette, Ohio.
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