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After 59 years, the families of Flying Tiger Line Flight 739 Receive Closure


Last updated 5/4/2021 at 2:41pm

On May 15 a memorial will be unveiled in Columbia Falls, Maine

Very little is known about what happened to Flying Tiger Line Flight 739, a military mission plane that went missing on March 16, 1962, with 93 U.S. Army Soldiers on board and 11 crew members (including Colorado Springs natives MSGT Henry Francis “Hank” Biernacki and SP4 Charles W. Pardonnet). 

Due to the complexities surrounding the mission, the names of all those who have been lost have not yet been added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. However, on May 15, the families of those lost will gather in Col...

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