11 WWII Airmen Get Arlington Burial

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The recently recovered remains of 11 World War II airmen are being laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

A group burial ceremony is scheduled for Thursday at the post chapel.

The men were aboard a B-24D Liberator that disappeared Nov. 20, 1943, near the northern coast of New Guinea. The plane was found in 1984, but it took investigators more than 20 years to identify the remains.

The airmen were Charles Bode of Baltimore, Edward French of Erie, Pa; Richard Heuss of Berkley, Mich.; Ivan Kirkpatrick of Whittier, Calif.; James Moore of Woburn, Mass.; James Moran of Sloatsburg, N.Y.; William Musgrave of Hutsonville, Ill.; Robert Streckenbach of Green Bay, Wis.; Roy Surabian of Medford, Mass.; and Robert Miller and Lucian Oliver, both of Memphis, Tenn.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Jon A Every-Clayton

    Why is the photo of a WWI Bristish gravesite used to illustrate an article about a burial in America’s Arlington National Cemetery?

  • Doug

    The last great generation of Americans,
    that this once great nation will ever see.
    Like many out there,I love this country,
    yet hate our stupid, lazy government ,
    and the news media.

  • Baltimorebob

    I just want to say thank you and welcome home may all your souls rest in peace

  • Donald Holloway

    That was a war worth fighting, we lost a lot of good americans for what we believe in. Today it much different, we must defend our country, but it a great lost to everyone today for something that should not be. Good americans die young.

  • Linda McGurk

    Welcome home, if they only knew what their generation did and gave to us, and if we only appreciated it…

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