Here is a story of a B-17 Bomber lodged in glacier for more than 70 years
The unique story of a B-17 bomber that was destroyed during World War Two has emerged.
Steve Memovich was a US Air Force pilot in the B-17 bomber during the war and survived when the aircraft crashed into a glacier.
More than 70 years after his aircraft crashed he received an envelope in the post which contained his silver bracelet with his name, serial number and the inscription – Always yours, Marilyn. The bracelet had belonged to Steve, but he had lost it when his B-17 Bomber crashed all those years ago.
Luckily, all 10 of the B-17’s crew survived and they were rescued from the glacier.Steve continued to fly in the US Air Force throughout World War Two and flew a total of 35 missions. When the war ended Steve returned to his home town of Vancouver in Washington (USA). He was married to his wife Marilyn and he became a lawyer.
The bracelet was returned to US authorities who ensured it eventually made its way back to Steve’s home in Vancouver, Washington.
Steve and Marilyn were able to visit Iceland in 2004 where they were able to visit the glacier and see the remains of his B-17.
Steve died earlier this year, while his wife Marilyn died in 2011.