5 Members of World War II Bomber Crew Being Buried Together

This combination of undated photos released Thursday, June 21, 2018, by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency shows five U.S. Army Air Forces airmen, members of a B-17 bomber crew, who were shot down in 1944 during a mission over Germany in World War II. (Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency via AP)
This combination of undated photos released Thursday, June 21, 2018, by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency shows five U.S. Army Air Forces airmen, members of a B-17 bomber crew, who were shot down in 1944 during a mission over Germany in World War II. They are, top row from left: Tech. Sgt. John F. Brady, of Taunton, Mass., Tech. Sgt. Allen A. Chandler, Jr., of Fletcher, Okla., and 1st Lt. John H. Liekhus, of Anaheim, Calif.; bottom row, from left: Staff Sgt. Robert O. Shoemaker, of Tacoma Park, Md., and Staff Sgt. Bobby J. Younger, of McKinney, Texas. (Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency via AP)

BOSTON — Five crewmembers from a B-17 bomber shot down during a mission over Germany in World War II are being buried together at Arlington National Cemetery next week.

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says the men are scheduled to be buried with full military honors on Wednesday.

They were identified as 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 shot down near Barby, Germany on Nov. 2, 1944. Three survived and were captured. One was killed and identified in 1945.

The remains of the five were recovered in 2015 and 2016.

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