Edward J. Jeruss
Captain, United States Air Force
in 1958 when an unarmed Air Force C-130, which was on a world-wide project
to study radio waves, was shot down by Soviet aircraft near Kars in Soviet
Armenia. Seventeen men were on board and the Soviets claimed that the C-130
was on a spy flight. Six bodies were returned to the United States US but
the State Department was never able to determine what happened to the remaining
eleven. He was a flier in both WWII and Korea.
NOTE: On 2 September 1998 the remaining airmen from this flight were buried in Section 34 of Arlington National Cemetery.
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