2017 Hangar Talk - Gifts from a Glacier

Hangar Talk: Gifts from a Glacier

Event Date: Saturday, 2 December 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
Location: Air Mobility Command Museum
Address: 1301 Heritage Rd, Dover AFB, DE 19902

On November 22, 1952, American soldiers boarded a C-124 Globemaster aircraft at McChord AFB, Washington. The aircraft was bound for Anchorage, Alaska, and crashed enroute to that location. A rescue or recovery was deemed too expensive by the military, and these men were left to the Alaskan wilderness. Finally, sixty years later, their fate was revealed to their loved ones and the world.

Please join us at the AMC Museum on December 2, 2:00 p.m. for a presentation by Ms. Tonja Anderson-Dell, author of the book Gifts from a Glacier: The Quest for an American Flag and 52 Souls describing what a search team at the crash site ultimately discovered and her journey to learn the secrets of this disaster.

This is a FREE presentation as part of the AMC Museum’s educational outreach program. Donations are appreciated. Reservations are not required but seating is limited. For additional information, please call (302) 677-5942.

Autographed books will be available for purchase immediately following the presentation.

The military search for these airmen continues under Operation Colony Glacier.

2013 Photo Gallery of Recovery Efforts

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On every third Saturday of the month, between March and November, the museum opens up some of its more impressive planes for guided tours. These aircraft will be opened to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. if weather permits and tour guides are available.