The Daily Herald April 27, 1972
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (UPI) —Full military funeral services will be held here Saturday for a sailor whose remains were not found until 26 years after he and 16 other Navy personnel disappeared on a night during World War II, it was announced Wednesday. Charles Zaremba, who was 23 at the time, was aboard a trans- sport which disappeared July 23, 1944, on a flight from Cairns, Australia to the Admiralty Admiralty Islands. All 17 men aboard were listed as missing until the end of the war when they were declared presumed dead. On Oct. 1,1970, wreckage of the plane was found in an extremely remote area of New Guinea. However, because the plane burned in the crash, positive identification of the remains found aboard was difficult. The Navy last week notified Zaremba's brother, Joseph, of nearby Longmeadow, that positive positive identification had finally been made through dental and other physical characteristics.