B-17F 41-24472

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 59 Nord   City  : Bondues
Coordinates : 50°43'0"N 3°5'2"E.  50.71667 3.08389.  50°43.000 N 3°5.033 E

A farmhouse on the E side of the D64 contains a plaque dedicated to US aviators.
In Lille take the D617 N and then get on the D64. The monument is on the E side of the road.
In memory of the crew of the B-17F who died when their plane was shot down by flak on November 8th 1942 for the liberation of France near this farm over Fives-Lille
VIII USAAF
369th Bomber Squadron
306th Bomber Group

Peter Greyno
Anthony J. Lacek
Jim T. McCloy
John S. Saunders
Frank M. Zeck

In memory of the crew of the B17F-10-BO 41-24472 of the 1st Combat Wing 306th BG 369th BS that was shot down by flak and fighter fire on November 8th 1942 over Bondues, on mission #17 over the railroad and industrial installations of Fives-Lille. Five crewmen were killed, 4 captured, and one escaped (pilot Cpt. Richard D. Adams).

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Notified by : Michel Coste.   Record added 15/05/2009.
Photos : Michel Coste.  Pierre Pécastaingts.
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Plate B-17F 41-24472 Bondues Nord (59)

Plate B-17F 41-24472 Bondues Nord (59)

Plate B-17F 41-24472 Bondues Nord (59)

Plate B-17F 41-24472 Bondues Nord (59)

Plate B-17F 41-24472 Bondues Nord (59)

Plate B-17F 41-24472 Bondues Nord (59)