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Iceland, US commemorate WWII bomber

Release Number: 010518

Approximately 7 Airmen and 1 B-52 Stratofortress from the 23rd Bomb Squadron, 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, arrived in Keflavik, Iceland, today to support a World War II B-24 Liberator and Lt. Gen. Frank Andrews memorial ceremony.

Lt. Gen. Andrews, members of his staff, and all but 1 crew member were killed in the crash. The ceremony commemorates the 75th anniversary of the day and will include a monument dedication.

The B-24 Liberator, nicknamed “Hot Stuff,” was the first heavy bomber in the 8th Air Force to reach 25 mission in the Second World War.