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B-24 'Bing's Big Box' (42-7501) Crash Marker

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In a forest clearing on the west side of the D102.

A small white stone pillar surrounded by four chained posts and bearing two plaques within its enclosure commemorating US aviators that crashed there during WWII.

Monument Text:

Plaque 1:

En memoire de l'equipage du bombardier B-24 Liberator morts ici:

Sobotka Frank Jr
 Capizzi Thomas F
Schaeffer Clair P
Smanietto August F 
Reeves Clarence D 

English translation:

In memory of the B-24 Liberator crew that died here 

 Plaque 2:

A nos allies du 44th bomb group de l'US Air Force le 21 janvier 1944 - ne les oublions pas... 9 mai 2010 

 English translation:

To our 44th Bomb Group USAF allies January 21st 1944 - never forget... May 9th 2010



Thomas F. Capizzi

Clarence Donald Reeves

Clair P. Schaeffer

August F. Smanietto

Frank W., Jr. Sobotka


68th Bomber Squadron, 44th Bomb Group

8th Air Force

United States Air Force



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