B-17 42-31387 et 42-37984

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 60 Oise   City  : Catheux
Coordinates : 49°39'8"N 2°7'14"E.  49.65222 2.12056.  49°39.133 N 2°7.233 E

The main town square contains a plaque to US aviators in its local war memorial.

Place de la Mairie , Catheux , 60-Oise , Picardie , France
Take the D8 SW from Amiens to Lavacquerie. Go S on the D97 then E on the D553 to Catheux.
Two B-17s of the 326th BS 92nd BG 8th AF USAAF were shot down by German fighters.
February 8th 1944 – In memory of the crew members of the planes that crashed here, B-17s 42-31387 and 42-37984.
The plaque of the crew of the B-17 42-37984 lies to the left:
V SHEVCHIK
M THORSON
E WILLIAMS
J PERILOT
L STUMP
E SIDDERS
A VAN SELUS
C WALL
J SCANLON
F HIGGINS
All survived, 1 POW.

The plaque of the crew of the B-17 42-31387 lies to the right:
E Mc MURRAY
F FITZGERALD
A HOFFMAN
SCHEIMAN
P BUCKNER
H BARNETT
W MERRITT
A HERBER
WARNER
KNIGHT
Five KIA.

See other records :
B-17 42-31387 Catheux ; B-17 42-37984 Catheux

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Notified by : Régis Biaux.   Record added 15/05/2012.
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Memorial B-17 42-37984 Catheux Oise (60)
Régis Biaux 13/05/2012

Memorial B-17 42-37984 Catheux Oise (60)
Régis Biaux 13/05/2012

Memorial B-17 42-37984 Catheux Oise (60)
Régis Biaux 13/05/2012

Memorial B-17 42-37984 Catheux Oise (60)
Régis Biaux 13/05/2012

Memorial B-17 42-37984 Catheux Oise (60)
Régis Biaux 13/05/2012