Army Air Forces Captain Franklin Tostevin, killed in action in World War II, buried at Fort Logan

DENVER - The Army will provide full military honors and four Air Force jets will perform a fly-over when a World War II pilot is buried at a Denver veteran's cemetery Friday.

Army Air Forces Capt. Franklin B. Tostevin of Westfield, N.J., will be buried at Fort Logan National Cemetery at 1 p.m.

The 22-year-old crashed in 1945 on a reconnaissance mission. His nephew, Daniel Tostevin of Erie, says it was Franklin's 159th reconnaissance flight.

Franklin Tostevin's remains were recovered in 2008. After DNA testing confirmed his identity, his family was notified Oct. 30.

Daniel Tostevin says his uncle's missions included photographing German coastal defenses in France before Allied forces landed in June 1944.

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