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Never Leave Our Fallen Behind

The Quest for an American Flag and 52 Souls

About The Author

Tonja Anderson-Dell was born and raised in Tampa, FL. She has a very close knit family and is a dedicated and loving wife to Earnest Dell, mother to five beautiful children Destinee(Sean), Faith, Tevin, Angel, & Angela, and grandmother to two wonderful grandsons Eli & Chase.

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Where it all started

This site was created to bring you along on the journey of finding the missing C-124 Globemaster, the 52 airmen on the plane and their family members. I hope that their journey will help you on your journey to seek answers about your lost loved one.

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Facebook Page from the Beginning

In 2010 this facebook page was created for all of the families who loss loved ones in this crash...November 22, 1952. You all are not alone.

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Finally home: Remains of Tampa airman missing since 1952 returned

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) - The remains of a local hero finally came home Thursday after he died in a plane crash in 1952.  Family members of Airman Isaac Anderson Sr., tell News Channel 8 he disappeared after a military plane crash in Alaska.  In 2012, his remains were found on a mountainside.…

Remains of Minnesota airman missing for 60 years recovered, returning home

Updated: June 26, 2019 01:14 PM The remains of a Minnesota airman who had been missing for 60 years have been identified and will return to the state for a burial service. The U.S. Air Force said Airman 2nd Class Verne C. Budahn, of Arlington, Minnesota, was recovered and will return…

Freed from Alaskan glacier’s decades-long grip, Minnesota airman’s remains heading home

A U.S. airman’s remains are on their way to Minnesota for burial, having been freed more than 60 years later from the debris of a doomed Korean War-era aircraft that crashed in the Alaska mountains. A memorial service and burial with full military honors are scheduled for Saturday in Arlington…

GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN❤️: A memorial service is underway for Tampa Airman Isaac Anderson Sr.

A memorial service is underway for Tampa Airman Isaac Anderson Sr. whose remains finally came home Thursday after he died in a plane crash in 1952.

Airman Anderson Obituary

Isaac William Anderson Sr. Airman Anderson was born in Brewster, FL and moved to Tampa, FL around 1943. While in Tampa he met and married Dorothy Mae Swain. Of this union one child was born Isaac W. Anderson Jr. Airman Anderson, wanting to provide for his family, proudly joined the…

Airman Isaac Anders Sr.

I received a call that Airman Anderson has been ID after being missing for almost 66 years. What a birthday for my father and I. His birthday is December 25th and mine December 20th.

Colony Glacier: A Race Against Time

      Colony Glacier, AK - Operation Colony Glacier is underway, an annual mission conducted with joint forces to find and remove remnants and debris from a military plane crash 66 years ago. The plane and its occupants were thought to have vanished until 2012, when pieces were spotted…

Officials are racing an Alaska glacier that threatens to swallow what’s left of a 1952 plane crash that killed dozens

    Col. Mark Schmidt, a pilot who flies F-15s and F-16s, examines a piece of debris, which he thinks is the leading edge of the plane, on Colony Glacier on Saturday. (Loren Holmes / ADN) After the wreckage was spotted in 2012 by members of the Army National Guard…

Air Mobility Command Museum to host ‘Gifts from a Glacier’ presentation Dec. 2

  The Air Mobility Command Museum, 1301 Heritage Road, Dover Air Force Base, will welcome Tonja Anderson-Dell, author of “Gifts from a Glacier: The Quest for an American Flag and 52 Souls,” for a presentation at 2 p.m. Dec. 2.   To read more:

Tampa woman works for nearly two decades to bring heroes home

TAMPA — The nation just celebrated Veterans Day, honoring all those who've served and are willing to risk their lives for our country. One Tampa woman has worked tirelessly for nearly two decades to help the families of fallen service members find something they need to be at peace. “It's so…