Doméliers Church American Plaque
Mounted on the red brick wall of a small structure on the right side outside the church.
A rectangular black plaque inscribed with a message that is written in French in gold-leaf lettering. It tells that American airmen were helped by the people of Doméliers on February 8, 1944, by hiding them in the village, thus evading enemy capture. One of those who were helped by the townspeople was Lt Shevchik, the pilot of the B-17 #42-37984 that crashed in Catheux.
Source of photos: Claude Dannau / www.aerosteles.net
LE 8 FÉVRIER 1944,
LA POPULATION DE DOMÉLIERS
EST VENUE COURAGEUSEMENT EN AIDE
À DES AVIATEURS AMÉRICAINS,
EN LES DISSIMULANT AU COEUR DU VILLAGE
AVANT QU'ILS POURSUIVENT LEUR ÉVASION.
ON FEBRUARY 8, 1944,
THE POPULATION OF DOMÉLIERS
COURAGEOUSLY CAME TO THE AID
OF AMERICAN AIRMEN,
BY HIDING THEM IN THE HEART OF THE VILLAGE
BEFORE THEY CONTINUED THEIR ESCAPE.
US Army Air Corps