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B-17 42-29887 "Mehitabel"

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Details:

On the SE side of the island's airfield. Marker A vertical white stone slab surmounted by a stone cross and set upon multiple stone bases on which are arranged several artillery shells. The slab bears two plaques commemorating the three American aviators who died there in WWII.

Monument Text:

A la memoire des trois aviateurs Allies tombes en ce lieu pour la defense de nos libertes le 28 Juin 1943
Passant, o mon frere, reveille toi et prie

english translation:

In memory of the three Allied aviators who fell in the area for the defense of our liberty on June 28th 1943
In passing, brother, wake up and pray

Commemorates:

People:

Frank W. Hanan

Merwyn A. Ranum

Edward T. Tuminski

Units:

510th Bomber Squadron, 351st Bomb Group, Heavy

8th Air Force

United States Air Force

Wars:

WWII