Airman Who Died 66 Years Ago Buried In New Jersey - FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV

Airman Who Died 66 Years Ago Buried In New Jersey

Posted: Updated:
NORTH HANOVER TWP., N.J. -

There were military honors Thursday for an airman who died more than 66 years ago.

Staff Sgt. Zolton Dobovich, 21, of Bethlehem Township, Pa., was killed on Nov. 1, 1946, when his plane crashed in the French Alps.

It took years for his remains to be located, and it took even longer for them to be identified. He had been buried at Arlington National Cemetery under a tombstone bearing the names of eight airmen who died in that crash.

But Thursday his remains were moved to the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in North Hanover Township, Burlington County.

Dobovich was born in Pennsylvania, but his family lives in New Jersey now. Gov. Chris Christie ordered flags to fly at half staff Thursday in honor of the staff sergeant.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Police: Burglars Stole Equipment Used To Teach Kids With Special Needs

    Police: Burglars Stole Equipment Used To Teach Kids With Special Needs

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:37:44 GMT
    Police say some cold-hearted crooks broke into a Philadelphia school and stole important equipment needed to teach children with special needs.
    Police say some cold-hearted crooks broke into a Philadelphia school and stole important equipment needed to teach children with special needs.
  • Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach

    Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:19:13 GMT
    Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a credit card data breach. The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer told The Associated Press Tuesday that it is looking into "unusual activity" and that working with both banks and law enforcement.
    Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a credit card data breach. The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer told The Associated Press Tuesday that it is looking into "unusual activity" and that working with both banks and law enforcement.
  • DA: 15-Year-Old Girl Was Driving At Time Of Crash In Wayne County

    DA: 15-Year-Old Girl Was Driving At Time Of Crash In Wayne County

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:14:25 GMT
    There are new developments in the deadly crash that killed three Council Rock High School South students.
    There are new developments in the deadly crash that killed three Council Rock High School South students.
Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices