NORTHFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A funeral is Friday for a U.S. Marine missing in the South Pacific after a World War II bomber crash and whose remains were recovered following a search for another downed plane.
The Lansing State Journal reports (http://on.lsj.com/KhisLe ) the funeral with military honors is planned for Pfc. John Albert Donovan at Old St. Patrick Catholic Church in Washtenaw County's Northfield Township. Eighty-two-year-old Josephine Demianenko, his only surviving sibling, is expected to attend.
Donovan, who grew up in the Detroit suburb of Plymouth, was 22 at the time of the crash.
The aerial radio operator and six other crew members were aboard a Marine Corps PBJ-1 bomber on a mission near the island of Espiritu Santo.
The plane was found in 1994. The military says remains were identified this year.