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B-17 42-29773 "Up and At Them"

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Place de la Republique, the main town square, next to the church. Monument A rough stone pillar bearing two black plaques with gold lettering commemorating the American aviators that crashed in the area during WWII.

Monument Text:

Dalc' Homp Sonj
"Souvenons-nous"

8ieme US Air Force - 379ieme Bomb Group - 526ieme Squadron

En souvenir de l'equipage du B-17F "Up and At Them" tombe a Kerdavid le 29 Mai 1943

2Lt W.S. Thomas Capture
Maj J.O. Hall Capture
2Lt W.S. Koves Capture
2Lt J.H. Griffith Capture
T/Sgt F.A. Adrick Tue
T/Sgt M.H. Belock Tue
Sgt R.M. Vanderstraeten Tue
S/Sgt G.F. Hague Tue
S/Sgt C.E. Gallamore Tue
Sgt R.G. Kuehl Tue

Inaugure le 3 Mai 1997 par Willard S. Thomas pilote de l'appareil

english translation:

Dalc' Homp Sonj
"Let us Remember"

8th US Air Force - 379th Bomb Group - 526th Bomber Squadron

In memory of the B-17 "Up and At Them" crew that crashed at Kerdavid on May 29th 1943

2nd Lt W.S. Thomas POW
Maj J.O. Hall POW
2nd Lt W.S. Koves POW
2nd Lt J.H. Griffith POW
TSgt F.A. Adrick KIA
TSgt M.H. Belock KIA
Sgt R.M Vanderstraeten KIA
SSgt G.F. Hague KIA
SSgt C.E. Gallamore KIA
Sgt R.G. Kuehl KIA

Inaugurated on May 3rd 1997 by pilot Willard S. Thomas