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JUN 20, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Pa. airman who died in 1952 crash coming home

The Department of Defense announced on Wednesday that it had recovered and identified the body of Air Force Staff Sgt. James Ray and 16 others who died in a C-124 Globemaster plane crash in Alaska on Nov. 22, 1952. Ray's only daughter, Jaime Ray Swift, never met her father, since his plane crashed three months before she was born. Eventually, he went on to learn to become a machinist in Pittsburgh and worked at the Cooper Bessemer Factory in Grove City, before being drafted into the Army Air Force in 1942. The family plans to bring Ray's remains home for funeral services at ... Read More

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