SSGT Zoltan Dobovich, an Allentown native, was one of eight men who were killed while on board a B-17G Flying Fortress back on Nov. 1, 1946.
22 December 2012 - It's a journey over six decades in the making. But 66 years after his death, a World War II army staff sergeant is finally returning home.
SSGT Zoltan Dobovich, an Allentown native, was one of eight men who were killed while on board a B-17G Flying Fortress back on November 1, 1946. The heavy bomber aircraft was flying from Naples, Italy to Bovingdon, England when it crashed into the French Alps. He was 21-years-old.
After the fatal accident, several attempts were made to locate the men. While some initial remains were recovered in 1947, none of the soldiers were individually identified. The recovered remains were buried in a single grave at the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Between 1972 and 1975 as well as 1979, more remains were recovered at the crash site, primarily by Italian military authorities, but were still unidentified. read more>>>