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Home » Colorado Missions and Events » Mission Archive » 10 DEC - Captain Franklin B. Tostevin, WWII KIA, US Army Air Corps, Dignified Transfer - Denver

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11/20/2013 2:52:57 PM

Jim Herstein
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The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in a multi-part mission for US Army Air Corps Captain, Franklin B. Tostevin. Captain Tostevin was a P-51 Reconnaissance Pilot on his 159th mission when he was shot down over Much Germany on March 20, 1945, three days prior to his 23rd birthday. He was initially listed as MIA and later as a KIA, not recovered. In 2006 a JPAC team traveled to Much to investigate a grave containing the remains of three American and two German Pilots. The citizens of Much recovered the remains in 1945 and provided a respectful interim resting place. They also placed a three foot memorial in Much, near the burial site which included the names of Captain Tostevin and two American P-47 Pilots. With DNA provided by two family members, the Investigation Laboratory in Hawaii was able to positively indentify Captain Tostevin after 68 years.

Part 1 will be a procession from Denver Internation Airport as part of a Dignified Transfer to Horan and McConaty, 3101 S. Wadsworth on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. United Airlines Flight #383 is scheduled to arrive at 8:44AM from Honolulu. The extended forecast indicates a temperature of 16 degrees on Tuesday morning, therefore, let's plan to stage in the new waiting facility, Final Approach, which has four restaurants, WiFi, and flight arrival/departure monitors. This facility is across the parking lot from the Conoco Station at DIA.

08:00AM Stage at Final Approach
08:15AM Mission Briefing
08:30AM Depart for Gate 5

Eddie Baenisch will serve as Ride Captain for the Dignified Transfer.


Part 2 will be the Funeral Service at Horan and McConaty, 3101 South Wadsworth at 11:30AM on Friday, December 13, 2013.

10:30AM Stage at Horan and McConaty, 3101 S. Wadsworth
10:45AM Mission Briefing
11:00AM Form Flag Line

Eddie Baenisch will serve as Ride Captain for the Funeral Service.
I will be honored to attend and will bring Flags.

Part 3 will be to join the procession from Horan and McConaty to Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Eddie Baenisch will serve as Ride Captain for the procession to Fort Logan.

Part 4 will be the Interment Service at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd., scheduled for 1:00PM, Pavilion A, on Friday, December 13, 2013.

12:15PM Stage at the Fort Logan Visitors Center
12:30PM Mission Briefing
12:45PM Form Flag Line at Pavilion A

Larry Osborn will serve as Ride Captain for the Fort Logan Interment Service.
I will be honored to attend and will bring Flags.
edited by jwherst on 11/21/2013
edited by jwherst on 12/3/2013

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Jim
(303) 518-8790
jwherst@aol.com
Colorado PGR HOTH Coordinator
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11/20/2013 5:31:10 PM

Jim Herstein
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Franklin Tostevin was born in Westfield, NJ on March 22, 1922. He enlisted in the US army on May 23, 1942 after two years of college and was sent to Officer Candidate School where he requested and was granted pilot training. He was assigned to the 30th Squadron of the 67th Photo Reconnaissance Group. Franklin flew P-38 Lightnings and a modified P-51 Mustang known as an F-6D.
He was sent to England where he flew missions over France, Belgium and Germany. He photographed the beaches and island areas of Normandy prior to the invasion. As the Allies progressed further across France, his unit was moved east to Belgium where most of his missions were over Germany to survey damage done by Allied bombers and to observe enemy troop movement.
Captain Tostevin received the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 12 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Presidential Unit Citation with one Oak Leaf Cluster. He received the Purple Heart Medal, posthumously.
The monument that was placed by the residents of Much, Germany includes the names of American Pilots, Captain Franklin Tostevin, 1st Lt. John Wallace and 2nd Lt. Richard Holt in order to show their appreciation of these Pilot's efforts to free their Country from the tyranny of the Nazis.
edited by jwherst on 11/21/2013

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Jim
(303) 518-8790
jwherst@aol.com
Colorado PGR HOTH Coordinator
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11/20/2013 5:34:33 PM

Eddie Baenisch
Eddie Baenisch
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I will Ride and Stand all parts of the mission for Captain Franklin B. Tostevin. I can R.C. the Dignified transfer and the Escort form the funeral home to Ft. Logan. Standing by for any updates on the time or date changes.

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Colorado State Captain.
303-868-8094

U.S. Navy 1980-1985.


"Men who have offered their lives for their country know that patriotism is not the fear of something; it is the love of something."
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11/20/2013 9:53:51 PM

Dave Beckmann
Dave Beckmann
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I will plan to attend all parts of the mission.
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11/21/2013 4:04:38 AM

Larry Money
Larry Money
Posts: 150
There seems to be two postings for Capt. Tostevin. Melody and I will attend all phases of both days of this mission.

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Southern Colorado Ride Captain


The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.


In Memory of:

Army Sgt. Bruce D. Money; VietNam 2nd PLT, C Co, 1st Bn, 61st Rge (mech), 5th ID
Marine Corps Cpl. William A. Money; WWII MCAS El Toro
Army Private Miles L. Deimling; WWII 9th Army, 86th ID, 281st Field Artillery Battalion


Standing for currently serving:

Army Spc Conner Fitzgerald; A CO 1-23 IN, 3-2 BDE, 7th ID
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11/21/2013 7:06:43 AM

Larry Osborn
Larry Osborn
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I would be honored to attend all parts and can RC at Ft Logan
LarryO
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11/22/2013 6:46:47 AM

Jim Balcerovich
Jim Balcerovich
Posts: 159
I will be up from COS to attend all parts of this mission for Capt. Tostevin, weather permitting. Welcome home Captain. Welcome home.

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Ride Captain, Southern CO

Proud Parent, USMC, USAF. Proud Son of WWII US Army-Air-Corps solider (RIP Dad). Never served myself, but will stand firmly for those who do.
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11/23/2013 12:02:15 AM

Jim Harper
Jim Harper
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I will Stand all parts of the mission for Captain Franklin B. Tostevin

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any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of satisfaction, I served in the United States Navy." John Fitzgerald Kennedy


U.S.N. 1969-1973
U.S.N.R 1973-1975 & 1982-1984
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11/24/2013 6:46:24 PM

Kelly Cahalan
Kelly Cahalan
Posts: 12
I plan to attend all parts of this event

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Kelly L. Cahalan
"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself."
Joseph Campbell
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11/28/2013 7:45:24 AM

R.J. Fernandez
R.J. Fernandez
Posts: 30
I will be honored to stand for Captain Tostevin!!!

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R.J. Fernandez
Standing for those who stood for US
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12/2/2013 7:17:54 PM

Trent Caster
Trent Caster
Posts: 56
It will be my honor to ride and stand for this hero

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Trent "VAPORS" Caster
vapors.tc@live.com
American Legion Riders CH32 Treasurer
RFTW Road Guard
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12/3/2013 5:54:40 PM

Jim Herstein
Jim Herstein
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Please note the date for the Dignified Transfer has been changed from Wednesday, December 11th to the morning of Tuesday, December 10th. The details are now listed in the initial post for this thread.

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Jim
(303) 518-8790
jwherst@aol.com
Colorado PGR HOTH Coordinator
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12/5/2013 10:33:46 AM

Bill Gregory
Bill Gregory
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I will Ride and Stand all parts of the mission for Captain Franklin B. Tostevin; an uncle of a retired fellow submariner. What a story, 22 and had already flown 159 missions - a real hero.
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12/5/2013 4:30:10 PM

Gary Beller
Gary Beller
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I will be honored to stand with Captain Franklin B. Tostevin this will my first mission I can 2.3.4 my uncle flew B-24 WWII
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12/9/2013 7:26:29 AM

John Damsma
John Damsma
Posts: 99
I shall be honored to participate in the transfer of Franklin Tostevin…Salute!

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John "Scrap-Iron" Damsma
USAF 1968-1974
Riding and Standing always in memory of my dad, Pete (Army WWII).
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12/9/2013 9:38:23 AM

Jerry Snowbarger
Jerry Snowbarger
Posts: 293
I will stand all parts of this mission.
jerry

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TopSnow
Ride Captain
Assistant State Captain, Denver Area
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12/9/2013 4:21:18 PM

Bob Waples
Bob Waples
Posts: 49
I will be honored to participate in the dignified transfer of Captain Tostevin

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Bob "Grandpa" Waples – 720-400-5048

Riding for:
Robert L. Waples – World War II - United States Navy
James C. Waples – Gulf War - United States Army
Katie Giebel – Operation Enduring Freedom – United States Navy
Carly Giebel – Operation Enduring Freedom – United States Marine Corps
Alexandria McCabe – Senior Airman – United States Air Force
Alexander McCabe – (E3) – United States Navy
Justin Bystrom – Operation Iraqi Freedom - United States Marine Corps
Tyler McDaniel – Operation Iraqi Freedom – United States Marine Corps
Steven Kohus – Operation Enduring Freedom – United States Marine Corps (Rest In Peace)
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