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Carpetbaggers

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Details:

Immediately to the left of the town's monument des morts in the square in front of the town church. Monument A grey granite stele with french text engraved in gold leaf. Honors the crew of the B-24 LIBERATOR N42-50386, 801st Bomber Group, 850th Bomber Squadron, who were delivering arms to the French resistance when they were shot down by ground flak on 5 July 44. Operation Peter. MACR 6991.

Monument Text:

A LA MEMOIRE DES 8 AVIATEURS AMERICAINS

TOMBE A LAGNY LE SEC LE 8 JUILLET

1944 EN APPORTANT ARMES ET MATERIEL A

LA RESISTANCE FRANCAISE

 

1ST/LT

CHARLES

R KUNE

2ND/LT

CLYDE

H SCHULTZ

2ND/LT

RICHARD

J BRACE

2ND/LT

JESSE

H SNIDER JR

T/SGT

FLOYD

A LAULETTA

T/SGT

DANA

R WEMETTE

S/SGT

WARREN

L ROCK

S/SGT

ARTHUR

G ABATE

 

 

 

801 ST

BOMB

GROUP

850 TH

BOMB

SQ

 

 

English translation:

In memory of the 8 American aviators were fell in Lagney le Sec on 8 July 1944 while delivering weapons and material to the French resistance. 1LT Charles R. Kline 2LT Clyde H. Schultz 2LT Richard J. Brace 2LT Jessie H. Snyder, Jr. TSGT Floyd A Lanletta TSGT Dana R. Wemette SSGT Warren L. Rock SSGT Arthur G. Abate

Commemorates:

People:

Arthur Gerard Abate

Richard John Brace

Charles Robert Kline

Floyd Ambrose Lauletta

Warren Lorraine Rock

Clyde Herbert Schultz

Jesse Hugh, Jr. Snider

Dana Raymond Wemette

Units:

850th Bomber Squadron, 801st Bomber Group, Heavy

United States Air Force

Wars:

WWII

Battles:

Operation Carpetbagger

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