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Army, Air Force to honor WWII pilot at burial

Published On: Dec 13 2013 06:57:54 AM CST

The Army will provide full military honors and Air Force jets will perform a fly-over when a World War II pilot is buried at a Denver veterans cemetery.

Army Air Forces Capt. Franklin B. Tostevin of Westfield, N.J., will be buried at Fort Logan National Cemetery on Friday.

The 22-year-old crashed in 1945 on a reconnaissance mission. His nephew, Daniel Tostevin of Erie, Colo., says it was his 159th reconnaissance flight.

His remains were recovered in 2008. After DNA testing confirmed his identity, his family was notified Oct. 30.

Daniel Tostevin says his uncle's missions included photographing German coastal defenses in France before Allied forces landed in June 1944.


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