Debra King Newton, 58, of Denton, Texas (left) and her daughter Crystal Kennerly, 31, of Plano, Texas pose with a photograph and some newspaper articles of Navy pilot Lt. Vernon H. King. King and a crew of three disappeared on a flight that left from Akron on Dec. 29, 1953, the family is searching for more information on the disappearance. (Family photo)
Navy Lt. Vernon H. King, of Akron, who was the pilot of a plane that took off from Akron to Jacksonville, Fla., on Dec. 29, 1953, with three others on board and disappeared. No wreckage was ever found.