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(Stars and Stripes)   An upside to climate change, military members who died in a 1952 Alaska crash are being recovered for proper burial   (stripes.com) divider line
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2497 clicks; posted to Main » on 28 Jun 2020 at 12:05 AM (6 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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6 days ago  
I love how once an article is submitted from a rarely used source, suddenly there are a bunch of articles from there.

Just goes to show that click-through is real.
 
6 days ago  
So whats a proper burial?
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
I guess it the little things gat matter
 
6 days ago  

jaylectricity: I love how once an article is submitted from a rarely used source, suddenly there are a bunch of articles from there.

Just goes to show that click-through is real.


Impossible.  No one reads the articles on Fark.
 
6 days ago  
I have a uncle who disappeared somewhere near the Aleutian Islands . He was flying in the air force I think by himself when he was reported missing. I think the timeline was earlier though.
 
6 days ago  

cakeman: I have a uncle who disappeared somewhere near the Aleutian Islands . He was flying in the air force I think by himself when he was reported missing. I think the timeline was earlier though.


an
 
6 days ago  
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/salutes. Welcome home boys.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  

jaylectricity: cakeman: I have a uncle who disappeared somewhere near the Aleutian Islands . He was flying in the air force I think by himself when he was reported missing. I think the timeline was earlier though.

an


It was actually 3/6/44 in the Bering Sea 1944 , 344 fighter squadron , wrong place and time ....never mind.
 
6 days ago  

cakeman: jaylectricity: cakeman: I have a uncle who disappeared somewhere near the Aleutian Islands . He was flying in the air force I think by himself when he was reported missing. I think the timeline was earlier though.

an

It was actually 3/6/44 in the Bering Sea 1944 , 344 fighter squadron , wrong place and time ....never mind.


I'm sorry, I was trying to lighten the mood by insisting that you say "an uncle" not "a uncle". My bad.
 
6 days ago  

jaylectricity: cakeman: jaylectricity: cakeman: I have a uncle who disappeared somewhere near the Aleutian Islands . He was flying in the air force I think by himself when he was reported missing. I think the timeline was earlier though.

an

It was actually 3/6/44 in the Bering Sea 1944 , 344 fighter squadron , wrong place and time ....never mind.

I'm sorry, I was trying to lighten the mood by insisting that you say "an uncle" not "a uncle". My bad.


No problem, I was wondering what you were saying. Have a goodnight.
 
6 days ago  

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6 days ago  

chewynathan2: So whats a proper burial?


Well, we are gonna have to fee them to the gorillas in Florida in the hopes they get a tummy ache.
 
6 days ago  

Puffy McBooze: chewynathan2: So whats a proper burial?

Well, we are gonna have to fee them to the gorillas in Florida in the hopes they get a tummy ache.


LOL, looks like I am going to have to buy a "D"...this one apparently petered out.  (sad emoji)
 
5 days ago  

Puffy McBooze: Puffy McBooze: chewynathan2: So whats a proper burial?

Well, we are gonna have to fee them to the gorillas in Florida in the hopes they get a tummy ache.

LOL, looks like I am going to have to buy a "D"...this one apparently petered out.  (sad emoji)


Here, have a 'd' then you have both types for your typos.
 
5 days ago  
I actually RTFA, and this...

A lucky Buddha figurine, a flight suit, several 3-cent stamps, a crumpled 1952 Mass schedule for St. Patrick's Church in Washington, D.C., and 480 bags containing individual human remains.
Those were among the items recovered this month from Alaska's Colony Glacier...

Is, frustratingly, never mentioned again.
 
5 days ago  

Fireproof: I actually RTFA, and this...

A lucky Buddha figurine, a flight suit, several 3-cent stamps, a crumpled 1952 Mass schedule for St. Patrick's Church in Washington, D.C., and 480 bags containing individual human remains.
Those were among the items recovered this month from Alaska's Colony Glacier...

Is, frustratingly, never mentioned again.


Shoot, A Fella' Could Have A Pretty Good Weekend In Vegas With All That Stuff
 
5 days ago  
Climate change has nothing to do with it. Glaciers naturally calve as part of their movement.
 
5 days ago  

cakeman: I have a uncle who disappeared somewhere near the Aleutian Islands . He was flying in the air force I think by himself when he was reported missing. I think the timeline was earlier though.


He might already be in Lake George, then.
 
5 days ago  

cakeman: jaylectricity: cakeman: I have a uncle who disappeared somewhere near the Aleutian Islands . He was flying in the air force I think by himself when he was reported missing. I think the timeline was earlier though.

an

It was actually 3/6/44 in the Bering Sea 1944 , 344 fighter squadron , wrong place and time ....never mind.


Maybe a Zero got him.  They had great endurance
 
5 days ago  
A lucky Buddha figurine,...

Umm...
 
5 days ago  
Dumb question, how are the remains and other things totally impossible to get once they go into the lake?
 
5 days ago  
Who cares?  They've been dead so long people who KNEW them are probably all dead.

Why would we care about this?  Because they were in the military?  fark the military.
 
5 days ago  
I was trying to figure out what that black square-ish thing is up high on the tail of a lot of the C-124s.
We had a old sarge in our shop we called "old shaky".
 
5 days ago  

Fireproof: Dumb question, how are the remains and other things totally impossible to get once they go into the lake?


The debris will sink to the bottom where the glacier calves into lake. This means you can't send divers down there to recover anything because there is a constant risk that a huge part of the glacier will calve off and crush the divers.
 
5 days ago  

mrmopar5287: Fireproof: Dumb question, how are the remains and other things totally impossible to get once they go into the lake?

The debris will sink to the bottom where the glacier calves into lake. This means you can't send divers down there to recover anything because there is a constant risk that a huge part of the glacier will calve off and crush the divers.


Also, the glacier will continue to dump crushed rocks over everything. To grab stuff you'd have to use something like a long dragline crane, and your crane and bucket will sometimes get trapped by falling ice.
 
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