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Col. Harry Benham, U.S. Air Forces in Europe Operations and Plans chief, salutes during the playing of taps during the unveiling of a memorial stone for a World War II pilot Sept. 25 in Dietingen, Germany. Second Lt. Priesley Cooper Jr. was conducting an escorting mission when he was shot down.

German village honors fallen US Airman

Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Armando A. Schwier-Morales 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The war was coming to an end. The thunder of the P-51D Mustang rolled under him as he dove for a strafing run.

October 8, 2015 ×


U.S. Air Force and Army service members light a candle to honor the memories of deceased children during the Kindergraves memorial service May 16 in Kaiserslautern. Representatives from Ramstein and the host nation serve as co-chairs for the Kaiserslautern Kindergraves Memorial Foundation which maintains open communication with families, preserves historical archives, conducts ceremonies and provides oversight to site maintenance.

KMC remembers children at Kindergraves ceremony

Story and photos by Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

U.S. service members gathered alongside German community members to honor 451 children who passed away during the years 1951 to 1971 as part of the Kindergraves memorial service May 16 in Kaiserslautern.

May 21, 2015 ×