Relatives say they were notified by military officials last week that bone fragments found at the crash site on the island of Papua-New Guinea were identified as Sgt. Dominick Licari's. His dog tags were also found and are being returned next week along with the remains.
The 31-year-old from Frankfort, near Utica, was aboard an A-20 Havoc bomber that crashed into a mountain in bad weather in March 1944. Two other A-20s hit the same mountain, killing six U.S. airmen in all.