World War II aviator from NJ to be buried in Colo

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DENVER - The body of a U.S. aviator who disappeared over Germany during World War II will be buried at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.

Army Capt. Franklin B. Tostevin will be buried Friday. His family arrived at Denver International Airport Thursday.

He crashed on March 20, 1945, but his remains were not accounted for until Oct. 30 of this year.

Tostevin was born in New Jersey. Veterans Affairs officials say they believe his closest living relative lives in Colorado.

The Defense Department says he was flying in an F-6P on a reconnaissance mission over Eigen when the plane rolled to the right and crashed. No anti-aircraft fire was reported.

He was a member of the 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group of the Army Air Forces.

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