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B-17 Fortress Lakanuki Crash

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  • Nom
    B-17 Fortress Lakanuki Crash
  • Date
    1943-07-04
  • Lieu
    POILLÉ-SUR-VÈGRE
  • Contribution
    Eric Le Bourvellec
  • ID
    3416.3540

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B-17 Fortress Lakanuki Crash
B-17 Fortress Lakanuki Crash

Monument in memory of the American crew of the B-17 Fortress "Lakanuki" of the 384th Bombardment Group, 545th bomb squadron, 8th US Air Force Army, shot down by a German Focke- wulf 190 on July 4, 1943 at Grand Breil.

Of the 10 crew members, 9 died:

2nd Lt Lawrence Wayne Myer, pilot, lies in Colleville-sur-Mer plot A cemetery, row 9, grave 13.
2nd Lt Norman Alton Gauntt, co-pilot, lies in Colleville-sur-Mer cemetery plot I, row 27, grave 10.
2nd Lt Thomas Henty Brzoznowski, navigator, lies in Colleville-sur-Mer cemetery plot I, row 27, grave 16.
T/Sgt Jack Davidson, radio, lies in Colleville-sur-Mer cemetery plot I, row 25, grave 32.
T/Sgt James Lynn LaRue, mechanic, age 28, rests in the USA.
Sgt Kenneth Eldon Christensen, machine gunner, lies in Colleville-sur-Mer plot I, row 27, grave 14.
S/Sgt Floyd C Jr Hubble, machine gunner, lies in Colleville-sur-Mer cemetery plot I, row 27, grave 28.
Sgt James Thomas Carter, machine-gunner, rests in the USA.

The sole surviving

S/Sgt David L Butcher machine-gunner (will be able to reach England thanks to the Resistance).

Photo credit and contribution Le Bourvellec Eric

 
B-17 Fortress Lakanuki Crash
B-17 Fortress Lakanuki Crash.
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B-17 Fortress Lakanuki Crash
B-17 Fortress Lakanuki Crash.
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B-17 Fortress Lakanuki Crash

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