Identity of Mystery Airman Narrowed:

Anthropologists at the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command’s identification lab at Hickam AFB, Hawaii, are hard at work trying to identify a World War II-era airman whose remains were discovered in a Sierra Nevada glacier last month. (DR, 10/21/05) According to the Honolulu Advertiser, the forensic anthropologists have succeeded in recovering several letters on a corroded name tag; the name matches one of four airmen killed when an Army Air Forces training flight crashed on Nov. 18, 1942. Officials say they will try to confirm the identity using dental records.