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Merrimack Valley

April 23, 2014

German village remembers Lawrence airman, flight crew

Lionel Bourassa among 10 to be honored next month


“We were bombing them that day, so I’m sure they want to know a little more about the mission,” Whiting said.

“I think it will be well received because of the monument they already built. But, I’m sure there are some Germans questioning why they are doing this. I’m curious who is going to come to this event, whether it’s going to be people who are interested in history or interested in the monument or just have nothing else to do. I’m hoping some of the witnesses will be there too.

“They told me to be prepared for a lot of questions because people will likely have a lot of questions, which leads me to believe, this won’t be the last one they have,” he said.

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