Col. Brenda Cartier is currently commander of the 58th Special Operations Wing at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.
Plaintiffs seek $750 million for harm and death caused by exposure to hazardous materials from Fort Detrick.
The B-24 Liberator, with an 11-man crew, was shot down over New Guinea on March 11, 1944.
An Article 32 hearing was held May 11 to determine whether the airman should stand trial for murder.
AP reported a total of nearly 700 cases of child-on-child sexual assault at military bases worldwide in the last 10 years.