MIA pilot's remains returning to Ozark 58 years later - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

MIA pilot's remains returning to Ozark 58 years later

OZARK, Ala. (AP) - The remains of a U.S. Air Force pilot reported missing in action 58 years ago are being returned to his home town of Ozark for a memorial ceremony.

Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home says the remains of Lt. Robert Franklin Dees are expected to arrive Friday for the Saturday service.

Linda Dees, the F-84E Thunderjet pilot's niece, says he was a member of the 430th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, 474th Fighter Bomber Group, when his aircraft received a direct hit by anti-aircraft fire on Oct. 9, 1952.

The pilot, who was 25, was listed as missing in action and presumed dead. His remains were eventually buried in Hawaii and listed as unknown, but DNA tests confirmed his identity late last year.

CLICK HERE to read more on this story from the Dothan Eagle.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • NewsMore>>

  • 5 dead after car flips in Border Patrol chase in TX

    5 dead after car flips in Border Patrol chase in TX

    Sunday, June 17 2018 5:43 PM EDT2018-06-17 21:43:51 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 5:59 PM EDT2018-06-17 21:59:51 GMT

    It was unclear why law enforcement began chasing the vehicle, though a local sheriff said it was the result of "good police work."

    More >>

    It was unclear why law enforcement began chasing the vehicle, though a local sheriff said it was the result of "good police work."

    More >>
  • Trump adviser says 'nobody likes' family separation policy

    Trump adviser says 'nobody likes' family separation policy

    Sunday, June 17 2018 10:49 AM EDT2018-06-17 14:49:42 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 5:51 PM EDT2018-06-17 21:51:03 GMT
    (Butch Comegys/The Times-Tribune via AP). U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on immigration policy and law enforcement actions at Lackawanna College in downtown Scranton, Pa., on Friday, June 15, 2018.(Butch Comegys/The Times-Tribune via AP). U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on immigration policy and law enforcement actions at Lackawanna College in downtown Scranton, Pa., on Friday, June 15, 2018.

    A White House adviser is distancing the Trump administration from responsibility for a jump in the number of migrant children being separated from their parents by authorities at the U.S.-Mexico border.

    More >>

    A White House adviser is distancing the Trump administration from responsibility for a jump in the number of migrant children being separated from their parents by authorities at the U.S.-Mexico border.

    More >>
  • Afghan bomber kills 19, Taliban rejects cease-fire extension

    Afghan bomber kills 19, Taliban rejects cease-fire extension

    Sunday, June 17 2018 7:29 AM EDT2018-06-17 11:29:42 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 5:50 PM EDT2018-06-17 21:50:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mohammad Anwar Danishyar). A wounded man is brought by stretcher into a hospital in Jalalabad city, capital of Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, June 16, 2018. A suicide bomber blew himself up in eastern Afghanistan on...(AP Photo/Mohammad Anwar Danishyar). A wounded man is brought by stretcher into a hospital in Jalalabad city, capital of Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, June 16, 2018. A suicide bomber blew himself up in eastern Afghanistan on...

    A suicide bomber has struck in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad, killing at least 10 people in the second attack in as many days targeting Taliban fighters, security forces and civilians celebrating a...

    More >>

    A suicide bomber has struck in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad, killing at least 10 people in the second attack in as many days targeting Taliban fighters, security forces and civilians celebrating a holiday cease-fire.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly