Airman First Class George Marion Ingram of Beloit, died November 22, 1952, when U.S. Airforce C-124 he was on crashed near Anchorage, Alaska. He was 23 years old.
In December 1952, search crews were unable to find any survivors, and only found the tail section of the plane. The U.S. Airforce declared the 11 crew members, and the 41 other service members were deceased.
60 years later, on June 9, 2012, the wreckage was spotted by Alaska’s National Guard. Roughly 2 years later, the Department of Defense announced the remains of 17 victims had been identified through DNA samples.
George is survived by numerous family members including, nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.
His family says they gave up on the idea that his body would ever be found. They say his remains were found 12 miles from the initial crash site.
“I’m glad that this day finally came because he’s been found after all these years and it brings somewhat of a closure to the situation,” says nephew George Ingram.