Thomas Stanley Lyons A2C United States Air Force by Doug DeLoach
On November 22, 1952, a C-124 Globemaster, en route from Mc Chord AFB, Washington to Elmendorf AFB, Alaska crashed, and was lost in the Alaskan wilderness.
There were 52 service members on board from the U.S. Army, United States Marines, United States Navy and the United States Air Force.
Although an extensive and exhaustive search was undertaken, no trace of the aircraft or the service members was found at the time.
On June 9, 2012 an Alaska National Guard Helicopter spotted wreckage on the Colony Glacier. This wreckage was determined to be that of the C-124.
A search and recovery team from JPAC found artifacts confirming that it was indeed the missing aircraft. In 2013, additional teams recovered the remains of 17 of the passengers and crew.
This is the Dignified Transfer of A2C Thomas Stanley Lyons
United States Air Force. We are so blessed to be able to bring Thomas home and pray for the return of the remaining men that perished on that November day.