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Details:

Located on the side of the building Plaque Marble plaque with gold leaf text in French

Monument Text:

A LA MEMOIRE DES MEMBRES DE L'EQUIPAGE

DE LA FORTERESSE VOLANTE B.17 F "PAT HAND"

96TH BOMB GROUP 337TH B.S. U.S.A.A.F

 

ABATTUE PAR LA DCA ALLEMANDE LE 15 SEPTEMBRE 1943

AU-DESSUS DE LA GARENNE-COLOMBES

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1LT KENNETH MURPHY * SSGT CLARENCE B HENDRICH *

2LT DAVID LACHTERMAN * SSGT RAYMOND ORLOSKI *

2LT JOHN H. JACKSON * TSGT SOL FERRUCCI

2 LT JOHN E. YOUNG * TSGT VERNON C. MULLIN *

2LT MYRON NEWELL * TSGT FRED E. SHELDON *

SSGT WILLIAM P MINGS *

 

TOMBES AU CHAMP DíHONNEUR POUR LA LIBERATION DE LA FRANCE

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

 


English translation:

In memory of the crew members of the B-17 Flying Fortress Pat Hand, shot down by the Germans on September 15 1943 over La Garenne Columbes. They fell on the battlefield for the liberation of France.