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Harry R. Stroh Information Sign

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Details:

In the small planted area bordering the traffic circle, between the sidewalk and the street. Placed beside Major Strohs stone marker.

Marker

A white plaque that shows information about Major Strohs death, inscribed in French text with his photo.

Monument Text:

Le 27 aot 1944 vers 18 heures, au cours de sa seconde

mission de la journe, le Major Harry Stroh

de l'US Air Force est abattu ; il s'crase

Gouesnou au coin Nord-Ouest de l'actuelle zone

industrielle de Kergaradec, juste en avant des

positions de Ia 8me Division d'infanterie US

que commande d'ailleurs son pre.

 

Madame Marie Quflan rside avec ses

parents sur les lieux du crash.

 

L'avion s'parpille sur Ia proprit. J'ai la

douloureuse surprise de dcouvrir les restes du

pilote que nous enterrons. Nous avertissons les

autorits municipales qui informent le commandement

de la 8me Division. En raison des combats, le

Gnral Donald A. Stroh ne pourra venir se recueillir

avec nous sur la tombe de son fils que dix jours

plus tard.

 

Source Chronique d'hier Tome II la vie du Finistre 1939/1945

Roland Bohn Alain Le Berre Michel Le Bars

 

English translation:

 

On August 27, 1944, around 6 pm, during his second

mission of the day, Major Harry Stroh

of the US Air Force is shot down; he crashes into

Gouesnou at the northwest corner of the current business park

Kergaradec, just ahead of

positions of the 8th US Infantry Division

which is commanded by his father.

 

Ms. Marie Quflan resides with her

parents at the scene of the crash.

 

"The plane is scattered on the property. I have awful

surprise of discovering the remains of the

pilot that we buried. We alert the

municipal authorities who informed the command

of the 8th Division. Because of the fighting, the

General Donald A. Stroh could not come

with us to visit his son's gravesite until ten days

later. "

 

Source "Chronicle of yesterday - Volume II - the life of Finistere 1939/1945"

Roland Bohn - Alain Le Berre - Michel Le Bars

Commemorates:

People:

Harry R. Stroh

Units:

378th Fighter Squadron, 362nd Fighter Group

United States Air Force

Wars:

WWII

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