28 Jun '18, 10am

Five airmen lost in #WW2 finally at rest in Arlington Cemetery

ARLINGTON, Va. — They died together during a mission over Germany in 1944. For more than 70 years, the location of their remains was unknown. Wednesday afternoon, the five airmen were finally laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. “For over 150 years, our nation has honored her fallen warriors and patriots. These hallowed grounds are a lasting memorial to the men and the women who have honorably and faithfully served our country," U.S. Army chaplain Capt. Matthew Whitehead said during the burial ceremony in section 60. “First Lt. John Liekhus, Tech Sgt. John Brady, Tech Sgt. Allen Chandler, Staff Sgt. Bobby Younger, Staff Sgt. Robert Shoemaker have all earned a resting place in these hallowed grounds.” The U.S. Army Air Forces airmen were members of the 323rd Bombardment Squadron, 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy), Eighth Air Force. On Nov. 2, 1944, they were part of a ...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/us/5-wwii-airmen-who-died-du...

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