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Last year's visitors to Harlem's Airmen Memorial surprise local hosts

Alert "Journal" readers may recall the story that ran in August about the visit by 16 former airmen who came to visit the Harlem Airmen's Memorial. The group, all Air Force veterans and mostly from the west coast, had some connections to the 13 crewmen who died during a refueling practice run high over Harlem that resulted in a crash of two of the four planes in the exercise. The crash occurred on November 30, 1992.

The 16 came to visit the memorial in Harlem and another up nearer the actual crash site north of town. Unexpectedly, their visit coincided with an exhibit set up in the Blaine Coun...