A funeral will be held this week for two Missouri men killed 63 years ago in a crash of an Air Force plane in Alaska. Remains of army Technical sergeant Leonard George Unger and Air Force Airman 3rd Class Wayne Dean Jackson arrived Thursday in Missouri. Jackson and Unger were among 52 men who died November 22, 1952, when their C-124 Globemaster plane crashed into Mount Gannett in Alaska. Not long after the crash the wreckage was lost. It was rediscovered in 2012 nearly 10 miles from the crash site where it had been carried by the Colony Glacier.
Unger’s son, Raymond, said he never thought he’d get to have a funeral for his father.