50 Manche City : Sainte-Mère-Église
anciennement sur Beuzeville-au-Plain
Coordinates : 49°25'53"N 1°17'7"W
49°25.877 N 1°17.115 W
A grassy area on the SW side of the D17.
Take the N13 NW from Caen to Sainte Mere Eglise then the D17 NE. The monument is on the SW side of the road.
On D-Day June 6th 1944 at 0112 the crew of a C-47 from 439th Troop Carrier Group as well as 17 parachutists of the 506th Infantry Regiment and 101st Airborne Division lost their lives for our freedom when they crashed at Beuzeville au Plain.
In memory of the C-47 crew of 439th TCG
Pilot 1st Lt. CAPELLUTO Harold A. 0-530935
Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. FANELLI John J. 0-696844
Navigator 2nd Lt. FRIEDMAN Bernard 0-698426
Enginneer Sgt. TILLOTSON Albert R.Jr. 18201054
Radio Operator Sgt. THOMPSON Norman E. 36476582
506th PIR Parachutists
1st Lt Meehan Thomas O-437484
1st Sgt Evans William S. 18117497
SSgt Roberts Murray B. 14083048
Sgt Murray Elmer L. Jr. 19125297
Sgt Richard Owen E. 20365291
Sgt Riggs Carl N. 39103579
T5 Collins Herman F. 11098566
T5 Wentzel Jerry A. 19112534
T5 Wimer Ralph H. 33445711
PFC Elliot George L. 14139866
PFC McConigal William T. 11102116
PFC Miller John N. 33216794
PFC Moya Sergio G. 39124765
PFC Snider Gerald R. 15107810
PFC Telstad Elmer L. 36818763
PFC Warren Thomas W. 14147423
PVT Oats Earnest L. 15331144
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Notified by : Marc Bonas.
Record added 10/02/2008.
Photos : Patrick Boyer.
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