Two More Airmen Recovered From Colony Glacier

The remains of two airmen who died in a C-124 Globemaster II crash on Nov. 22, 1952, have been recovered. A2C Thomas Condon and A2C Conrad Sprague were among the 11 crewmen and 41 passengers on board the C-124 when it crashed en route to Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, from McChord AFB, Wash.?, according to a press release. Because of bad weather at the time, search parties were not able to find or recover any of the service members. However, an Alaska National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk crew flying a training mission over Colony Glacier in 2012 spotted wreckage in the area, and the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command and a joint task force conducted a recovery operation at the site that June. Since 2013, Alaska Command and Alaska National Guard troops have supported Operation Colony Glacier during the window of opportunity each summer. (See previously: Accounting for More)