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The casualties sustained by the men of the 487th Bombardment Group are not, perhaps, greatly significant in a world at war ...
It is the gallant and indomitable spirit of these several dead, missing, and wounded that is significant in its illboding for all oppressors, in its promise for a better world without war ...
We dedicate this day to those who contributed without reservation to our common effort ... who cannot be among us to share the commendation they so richly merit.
United States Air Force, World War 1939-1945, Regimental histories, 487th Bombardment Group
United States Army Air Forces, "The history of the 487th Bombardment Group, 22 September 1943 to 7 November 1945" (1946). World War Regimental Histories. 130.