Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Steven Petibone, New York Army National Guard
Members of the New York Military Forces Honor Guard carry the remains of U.S. Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Ray Fletcher from a plane to a waiting hearse Aug. 18 during an honorable transfer of remains ceremony. Fletcher and three others were killed in 1944 when the B-25 medium bomber he was piloting crashed into a mountainside on the Mediterranean Island of Corsica. His remains were finally recovered in 1995 and identified in 2009. Fletcher will be interred in Essex Junction, Vermont.