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October 02, 2005

Aero-Views: What Happens When Your Airfield Has A History

Workers Find Holocaust Remains At Stuttgart Base

By Aero-News Senior Correspondent Kevin R.C. "Hognose" O'Brien Over many years I occasionally trod the ground at Stuttgart Army Airfield in Stuttgart-Echterdingen, Germany. A macabre discovery at the airfield has unnerved all of us who served there or visited there, however briefly. Workers rebuilding the entrance of the field, as part of an upgrade for new security standards, found a shallow mass grave last Monday, and exhumed human remains Monday and Tuesday.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (10.02.05)

"We didn't actually hover an Osprey over a mosque." Source: Bell Helicopter VP Mike Cox, in response to an advertisement published last month, and again by accident last week, depicting a hovering CV-22 Osprey deploying troops onto the smoking roof of an Islamic mosque. Bell Helicopter, Boeing, and the National Journal magazine have come under fire from Islamic rights organizations for the ad, saying such an image fuels the cause of Muslim extremists against the US.

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California TFR: UFN

NOTAM: 5/8981 Issued: 09/30/2005 21:50 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: CA Facility: ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA. Type: HAZARDS Description: VAN NUYS, CALIFORNIA

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