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  • 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.