WWII Remains Returning – Funeral – Staff Sgt. Zoltan J. Dobovich

Date/Time - 12/24/2012 - 12/27/2012,
Location Perinchief Funeral Home, 438 High Street, Mt Holly, NJ,

THe POW/MIA Promise: We will not rest until we have found you. And, someday, God willing, we will bring you all home…

On Nov. 1, 1946, Staff Sergeant Zoltan Joseph Dobovich, US Army Air Corps and seven other crew members were aboard a B-17G Flying Fortress that went missing after departing from Naples, Italy, bound for Bovington, England. During the months following the loss, search and rescue attempts proved unsuccessful and the remains of the crewmen were declared non-recoverable.

In 1947, a French military unit operating in the French-Italian Alps, near Estellette Glacier, found the wreckage of a U.S. aircraft at an altitude of more than 12,000 feet. The French team recovered human remains from the site which were turned over to U.S. officials, at which time no individual identifications could be made. These remains were subsequently buried in a single grave at Arlington National Cemetery.

It was said that much of the ice-covered wreckage would likely not emerge for 30 years, after the glacier descended the slope.

In 1972-75, and in 1979 additional remains were recovered from the crash site; however, none of these remains were individually identified. In 1983 Italian military personnel again recovered remains from the crash site. Due to the technology limitations of the time, the remains could not be attributed to.

Until now.

More than 60 years after he was declared deceased, his remains are coming home…


If you are unable to attend, but would like to leave condolenses for the family, sign the Guestbook at http://www.perinchief.com/visitations/View.php?id=958


DECEMBER 24, 2012 – Remains of S/SGT Zoltan J. Dobovich arrive at the Philadelphia Intl Airport at 12:13pm

*If interested in participating in the ESCORT of S/SGT Dobovich Remains;
Rally Time: 11am
Rally Location:
Engine 69
4400 S 82nd St
Philadelphia, PA, 19157

DECEMBER 26, 2012 – Public Visitation from 7:00pm to 9:00 pm at the Perinchief Chapels, Funeral Home at 438 High St, Mt Holly, New Jersey 08060, 609-267- 0399


* IF interested in participating in the FLAG LINE;
RALLY TIME: 6:30pm
RALLY LOCATION: Perinchief Funeral Home, 438 High St, Mt Holly, NJ.
Bring a 3′ x 5′ flag. Stand flag line whatever time you can.
(Please report directly to funeral home and stand whatever time you can.)

DECEMBER 27, 2012 – Memorial Service at the Perinchief Chapels Funeral Home at 11am, followed by Escort to the BG William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery, 14 Chesterfield Arney Town Rd, Wrightstown, New Jersey 08562, 609- 758-7250 for service, military honors, and USAF flyover. Time at the cemetery is expected to be from 12:30pm to 1:30 pm


* IF interested in participating in the FLAG LINE;
RALLY TIME: 10:30am
RALLY LOCATION: Perinchief Funeral Home, 438 High St, Mt Holly, NJ.
Bring a 3′ x 5′ flag.

ESCORT FROM Perinchief Funeral Home to BG Gen Doyle Cemetery, Wrightstown. Escort to leave at approx 12:00pm.

Escort/Flag Line information can be found on Warriors Watch website and Patriot Guard webstie

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