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Bakers Creek Memorial service Fifth Air Force present for memorial service commemorating 75th anniversary of the Bakers Creek Crash
Recently the community of Bakers Creek, Australia, came together to commemorate and remember the 40 American service members who died in a B-17 Flying Fortress crash there 75 years ago. Present for the event was the Director of Operations and Plans, 5th Air Force, Col. Juris Jansons, who represented the command at the June 3, 2018 memorial service on behalf of Lt. Gen Martinez, 5th Air Force commander.
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Mike Bishop standing with Ms. Makiko Oshima, Deputy Director, Treaties Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Master Sgt. Steven Lyonnais, Misawa Air Base’s Airfield Manager, pose for a photo in front of an RQ-4 Global Hawk on the flight line of Misawa AB, May 30, 2014. (Courtesy Photo) Remembering an Incredible Airman
Michael J. Bishop, the Chief of Aviation Affairs at 5th Air Force, passed away in the morning of Aug 9. He left behind an enduring legacy here in Japan after 55 years of service to the United States Air Force.
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