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Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (Honor Guard) provide full military honors during the joint funeral of U.S. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Porter M. Pile and Tech. Sgt. James M. Triplett at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington D.C., Oct. 31, 202. Both were assigned to the 700th Bombardment Squadron, 445th Bombardment Group, 2nd Air Division, 8th Air Force. On Sept. 27, 1944, the B-24H Liberator bomber on which they were serving was part of a large mission to bomb the industrial city Kassel in northern Hesse, Germany. During the mission, the formation of aircraft encountered heavy resistance from enemy ground and air forces, which resulted in the rapid loss of 25 Liberators. They were honored and buried alongside each other in a double interment ceremony. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ashleigh Maxwell)

Photo by: Sgt. Ashleigh Maxwell |  VIRIN: 231031-A-BM014-3650.JPG