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1Lt Richard V. Keywan Memorial

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On the left at the foot of the town war memorial.


The small stele, on a black marble base, features a drawing of the right side of the P-47D-15-RE  #42-75707 SX-A "Little Hotsy" flown by Richard Vickery Kywan of the 352nd Fighter Squadron. His name is engraved underneath the drawing as well as the date of his death, June 12, 1944.


During an attack on an enemy convoy near Evreux and trains near Conches, pilot Richard Vickery Keywan's plane was shot down by a German Me109. The pilot ejected, but too low for his parachute to open. The plane crashed south of the town.

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Monument Text:

1st Lt. Richard V. Keywan

Le 12 Juin 1944



English translation:


1st Lt. Richard V. Keywan

June 12, 1944



Richard Vickery Keywan


352nd Fighter Squadron, 353rd Fighter Group

353rd Fighter Group

US Army Air Corps



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