|1940 Census Dominick Licari with family|
Sgt. Licari and others on the plane were declared missing and presumed dead. While the wreckage of the plane was later found, no remains were spotted until 2012 when bone fragments were unearthed at the crash site.
DNA samples provided by his brother August "Mort" Licari matched that of Sgt. Dominick Licari, who was 31 when he went missing. His remains and dog tag are being returned to family. After military declared him deceased in 1946, his family erected a grave marker with his name on it at the family plot in Frankfort New York. It is there he will be buried alongside his parents and other siblings.
USA Today:Remains of WWII Airman from NY ID'd in S. Pacific
National Post: Airman ID’d nearly 70 years after crashing into mountain during Second World War
Ancestry.com: 1940 Census Frankfurt, Herkimer Co. New York