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B-17F 42-29878 'Lady Godiva'

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Details:

In the Place de la Victoire behind the monument for the dead.


Monument
An engine helice mounted on a rectangular stone monument with inlaid gold crosses and writing commemorating American aviators.

Monument Text:

EN SOUVENIR

DE CEUX QUI SONT MORTS

POUR PERMETTRE AUX AVIATEURS

DE LA FORTERSSE AMERICAINE

ABATTUE LE 29 MAI 1943

DE POURSUIVRE LE COMBAT

POUR LA LIBERTE.

 

LA FLAMME DE LA RESISTANCE

NE S'ETEINDRA JAMAIS.

CHARLES DE GAULLE

 

 

English translation:

 

IN REMEMBRANCE

OF THOSE WHO DIED

TO ALLOW THE AVIATORS OF THE

OF THE AMERICAN FORTRESS

SHOT DOWN ON MAY 29, 1943

TO CONTINUE THE FIGHT

FOR FREEDOM.

 

"THE FLAME OF RESISTANCE

WILL NEVER BE EXTINGUISHED."

CHARLES DE GAULLE

Commemorates:

Units:

379th Bomber Group

526th Bomber Squadron, 379th Bomb Group, Heavy

8th Air Force

United States Air Force

Wars:

WWII

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