ARLINGTON, Va. – Five crew members of a B-17 bomber shot down over Germany in the second world War have been laid to rest together at Arlington National Cemetery.
The men were buried with full military honors Wednesday.
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency identified them as a Tech. Sgt. John Brady, of Taunton, Massachusetts; Tech. Sgt. Allen Chandler Jr., of Fletcher, Oklahoma; 1st Lt. John Liekhus, of Anaheim, California, Staff Sgt. Robert Shoemaker, of Takoma Park, Maryland; and Staff Sgt. Bobby Younger, of McKinney, Texas.
They were members of a nine-man crew of the B-17 cases in the vicinity of Barby, Germany, Nov. 2, 1944. Three survived and were taken prisoner. One of them was killed and identified in 1945.
The remains of the five were restored in 2015 and 2016.