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381st Training Group dedicates building to WWII hero

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  The 381st Training Group Airman Learning Center building dedication for Staff Sgt. Francis Owens, World War II Army Air Corps 533rd Bombardment Squadron B-17 Bomber tail gunner, unveils Friday, March 9, 2012. Sergeant Owens died in support of WWII during an escape from enemy personnel in Belgium. (Courtesy photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The 381st Training Group Airman Learning Center building dedication for Staff Sgt. Francis Owens, World War II Army Air Corps 533rd Bombardment Squadron B-17 Bomber tail gunner, unveils Friday, March 9, 2012. Sergeant Owens died in support of WWII during an escape from enemy personnel in Belgium. (Courtesy photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- James Owens, brother of Staff Sgt. Francis Owens, World War II Army Air Corps 533rd Bombardment Squadron B-17 Bomber tail gunner, speaks during the 381st Training Group Airman Learning Center building dedication Friday, March 9, 2012. Sergeant Owens died in support of WWII during an escape from enemy personnel in Belgium. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- James Owens, brother of Staff Sgt. Francis Owens, World War II Army Air Corps 533rd Bombardment Squadron B-17 Bomber tail gunner, speaks during the 381st Training Group Airman Learning Center building dedication Friday, March 9, 2012. Sergeant Owens died in support of WWII during an escape from enemy personnel in Belgium. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The 381st Training Group Airman Learning Center building dedication unveils a plaque for Staff Sgt. Francis Owens, World War II Army Air Corps 533rd Bombardment Squadron B-17 Bomber tail gunner Friday, March 9, 2012. Sergeant Owens died in support of WWII during an escape from enemy personnel in Belgium. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The 381st Training Group Airman Learning Center building dedication unveils a plaque for Staff Sgt. Francis Owens, World War II Army Air Corps 533rd Bombardment Squadron B-17 Bomber tail gunner Friday, March 9, 2012. Sergeant Owens died in support of WWII during an escape from enemy personnel in Belgium. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- James Owens, brother of Staff Sgt. Francis Owens, World War II Army Air Corps 533rd Bombardment Squadron B-17 Bomber tail gunner, speaks during the 381st Training Group Airman Learning Center building dedication Friday, March 9, 2012. Sergeant Owens died in support of WWII during an escape from enemy personnel in Belgium. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- James Owens, brother of Staff Sgt. Francis Owens, World War II Army Air Corps 533rd Bombardment Squadron B-17 Bomber tail gunner, speaks during the 381st Training Group Airman Learning Center building dedication Friday, March 9, 2012. Sergeant Owens died in support of WWII during an escape from enemy personnel in Belgium. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The 381st Training Group Airman Learning Center building dedication unveils a plaque for Staff Sgt. Francis Owens, World War II Army Air Corps 533rd Bombardment Squadron B-17 Bomber tail gunner Friday, March 9, 2012. Sergeant Owens died in support of WWII during an escape from enemy personnel in Belgium. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The 381st Training Group Airman Learning Center building dedication unveils a plaque for Staff Sgt. Francis Owens, World War II Army Air Corps 533rd Bombardment Squadron B-17 Bomber tail gunner Friday, March 9, 2012. Sergeant Owens died in support of WWII during an escape from enemy personnel in Belgium. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Janice Schoeneberger, niece of Staff Sgt. Francis Owens, and James Owens, brother of Staff Sgt. Francis Owens, World War II Army Air Corps 533rd Bombardment Squadron B-17 Bomber tail gunner, unveil the plaque during the 381st Training Group Airman Learning Center building dedication Friday, March 9, 2012. Staff Sgt. Owens died in support of WWII during an escape from enemy personnel in Belgium. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Janice Schoeneberger, niece of Staff Sgt. Francis Owens, and James Owens, brother of Staff Sgt. Francis Owens, World War II Army Air Corps 533rd Bombardment Squadron B-17 Bomber tail gunner, unveil the plaque during the 381st Training Group Airman Learning Center building dedication Friday, March 9, 2012. Staff Sgt. Owens died in support of WWII during an escape from enemy personnel in Belgium. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)