FOX 5 San Diego
BY SHARON CHEN
MAY 26, 2017
It wasn’t until 2015, during the fourth recovery mission, that crews ran into the villager that witnessed Crosby's crash 50 years ago. He led them to the exact location of the wrecked F-8 Crusader plane.SAN DIEGO – The saga of a San Diego Navy pilot missing in action for 50 years came to a close Friday morning as the remains of Lt. Cmdr. Frederick Crosby returned home.
The Naval commander's flag-draped coffin arrived at Lindbergh Field from Hawaii just after noon.
As his children, all now in late middle age, watched, their emotions flowed.
“It’s nice to be able to let out the tears and to have some relief in our hearts,” said Deborah Crosby.
Crosby had four children. Deborah is his only daughter.
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