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This Sept. 27 photo shows George Williams and Robert Crouse (right) bow their heads as they take part in a memorial ceremony during a reunion outside the U.S. AIr Force Museum at Wright Patterson Air Force base in Dayton, Ohio.The 57th Bomb Wing flew missions over German-held Europe from North Africa and the island of Corsica during most of the war. Only nine veterans made it to this fall's event. According to the Department of Veteran Affairs, just a little more than 1 million WWII veterans remain. They are in their 80s and 90s, and many are infirm or fragile. These sparsely attended reunions are yearly reminders of the passing of the Greatest Generation. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)