A commemoration & memorial service was held on 11 NOV 2015 in the Netherlands at the crash site to honor crew members who were on the B-24 Liberator #42-7554, "Tail End Charlie" that crashed on 22 DEC 1943.

Back to Normandy | Fred Vogels had the honor to make a filmimpression of this event. 

HD version can be seen at http://www.backtonormandy.org/av/video/tail-end-charlie.html

You tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmakpNzsYVw

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Allen, John Harold, pilot, 1st Lieutenant, from Dallas.
Bevins, Erwin J., co-pilot, 2nd Lieutenant from New York
Destro, Anthony Louis, bombardier, 2nd Lieutenant, from Miami. *
Elder, John R., ball turret gunner, T. Sgt.
Gill, Joseph F., navigator, 2nd Lieutenant, from New York. *
Henry, Harry L., waist gunner, Sergeant, from Philadelphia.
Pavelko, Joseph John, belly gunner, T. Sgt., from Philadelphia.
Odom, Everett M., tail gunner, S. Sgt. from North Carolina *
Owens, James C., waist gunner, T.Sgt. from Georgia
Robbins, Oscar, radio operator, T. Sgt. from India

* Family present during the commemoration on 11 November 2015.

Read the whole story here: http://www.backtonormandy.org/stories/861-the-story-of-tail-end-charlie.html

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