Defense Attaché Colonel David Knych participated in the commemoration ceremony in Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting, Upper Austria honoring the crew members of the United States Air Force. The crew members died there in WWII when the “B-24 Liberator” crashed on February 23, 1944.
Apart from the Defense Attaché, other members of the Defense Attaché’s office and members of the U.S. Marine Corps, the so-called “Color Guard” from the Aviano Air Base was represented.
In his remarks at the dedication of the memorial stone and the wreath ceremony at the site of the crash, Colonel Knych thanked Mayor Mag. Erwin Stürzlinger and the population for the invitation and for honoring the U.S. soldiers.
Family members of the crew members as well as high-ranking officials of the Austrian Armed Forces were also invited to attend the commemoration ceremony.