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Temporary B-17 42-102552 memorial

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Details:

On the fence of the construction site. Plaque A white sign showing the plaque of the memorial that used to be there commemorating the US aviators that crashed in the area.

Monument Text:

Ces deux plaques commemoratives ont ete demontees

en raison des travaux d'amenagement de la ZAC Pajol.

Elles seront reinstallees sur le site lors de l'achevement de l'operation.


 

 

A LA MEMOIRE DES 3 AMERICAINS

QUI LE 22 JUIN 1944

ONT FAIT LE SACRIFICE DE LEUR VIE

POUR QUE LEUR AVION DESEMPARE

NE TOMBE PAS SUR LES HABITATIONS

LES CHEMINOTS DES GARES

DE PAJOL ET DE LA VILLETTE

RECONNAISSANTS

 

 

A LA MEMOIRE DE L'ENSEMBLE DE L'EQUIPAGE

DE CE B-17G DU 96TH BOMB GROUP USAAF

ABATTU PAR LA DCA ALLEMANDE

 

LT JAY H. HORN

TSGT FRANK K. COWAN

F/O JOHN J. MURRAY

SSGT ANTHONY L. MONACO

LT STEPHEN J. MANZEK

SSGT ANTHONY F. VIGILANTE

LT HARRY O. UBBINS

SSGT LESTER N. WEIMER

TSGT HENRY G. MORRIS

SGT CLIFFORD N. MCCREARY

 

TOMBE AU CHAMP D'HONNEUR POUR LA LIBERATION DE LA FRANCE

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

 

 

 

English translation:

 

These two commemorative plaques were taken down due to the renovation of Pujol's ZAC. They will be reinstalled after the renovations. In memory of the three Americans who sacrificed their lives on June 22nd 1944 so their plane wouldn't land on the local houses. From the grateful workers of Pajol and Villette's train stations. In memory of the crew of the B-17G of the 96th Bomb Group shot down by German AA fire. Fallen for France

Commemorates:

People:

Jay Harold Horn

Clifford Ned McCreary

Anthony Louis Monaco

Henry Grady, Sr. Morris

John James "Jack", Jr. Murray

Anthony Francis Vigliante

Lester Nathaniel Weimer

Units:

339th Bomber Squadron, 96th Bomber Group

8th Air Force

United States Air Force

Wars:

WWII

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