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Maj Gerald F Brittain
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Birth: 1913
Ohio, USA
Death: Jan. 26, 1950
Yukon, Canada



He was the son of Frederick Brittain and Lucy M Ackers of Akron, Ohio. He married Betty J Weil, the daughter of Lloyd Weil and Grace Robinson, 24 May 1938 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. His aunt was Lucy Brittain, sister of Frederick Brittain.

On 26 Jan 1950, USAF C-54D #42-72469 failed to arrive at Great Falls MT on a flight from Anchorage AK. The last known position was over Snag, Yukon Territory, Canada. A massive joint US-Canadian search was conducted, but the aircraft and its victims were never found. With 44 people on board this is probably the largest unresolved missing aircraft case in North America.

The crew is listed here in the virtual cemetery for C-54D #42-72469 MISSING 26 Jan 1950

Family members and interested researchers are spearheading an effort to renew the search for this aircraft.

Please consider joining the facebook page, Operation Mike, at

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Non-Cemetery Burial
Specifically: Status - MISSING
Created by: B24CoPilotNiece
Record added: May 04, 2012
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Maj Gerald F Brittain
Added by: B24CoPilotNiece
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