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B-26 (41-31741) 'Winnie Dee II' Monument

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Details:

On the north side of the Vge de lí tre the intersection.

Monument

A trapezoid stele bearing a black plaque that contains a commemoration for the crew of the B-26. The plaque is written in French and English in white lettering. Printed images on the plaque are a depiction of a B-26 and the insignia of the 9th Air Force. On August 12, 1944, at 20:40, during a bombing mission in the area of Flers, the B-26 "Winnie Dee II" of the 322nd Bomb Group, 449th Bomber Squadron, was directly hit by flak in the ammunition bay and crashed in flames.

Source of photos: BONNET/www.aerosteles.net

Monument Text:

99th BW

322nd BG

449th BS

 

 

Hommage à l’équipage

du bombardier B-26 « Winnie Dee »

abattu le 12 août 1944

 

1st Lt

F. HUNT

KIA

1st Lt

L. PETERS

KIA

1st Lt

M. RAFALOW

KIA

T/Sgt

R. MORIN

KIA

S/Sgt

W. STARK

KIA

S/Sgt

N. THIELAN

POW

 

“LEST WE FORGET”

 

 

La commune reconnaisante

 

 

English translation:

 

99th BW

322nd BG

449th BS

 

 

Tribute to the crew

of the B-26 bomber "Winnie Dee

shot down on August 12, 1944

 

1st Lt

F. HUNT

KIA

1st Lt

L. PETERS

KIA

1st Lt

M. RAFALOW

KIA

T/Sgt

R. MORIN

KIA

S/Sgt

W. STARK

KIA

S/Sgt

N. THIELAN

POW

 

“LEST WE FORGET”

 

 

The commune recognizes

Commemorates:

People:

Francis Lee Hunt

Raymond J. Morin

Lyle L. Peters

Morris Rafalow

William Frederick Stark

Norman Eugene, Sr. Thielan

Units:

449th Bomber Squadron, 322nd Bomber Group, Medium

9th Air Force

US Army Air Corps

Wars:

WWII

Other images :