35 Ille-et-Vilaine City : Cesson-Sévigné
Coordinates : 48°7'26"N 1°37'14"W
48°7.429 N 1°37.228 W
A dirt path NE of the D386.
Eastbound on the N136 north of Rennes take exit 15 onto the D97 and then follow the D386 south. The monument is on the NE side of the Rond Point de la Boulaie.
A boulder bearing a plaque commemorating two Lockheed P-38 Lightning pilots, N°42-104065 of the 367° Fighter Group and N° 43-28473 of the 370° Fighter Group that died here.
June 6th 1944
The town of Cesson-Sevigne wanted to honor the courage of the Allied soldiers who sacrificed their lives in order to free France and Europe from Nazi tyranny by erecting this monument on the 50th Anniversary of the Normandy landings.
This monument is dedicated the memory of two young P-38 fighter pilots shot down by German AA fire in June of 1944 over Cesson-Sevigne.
In honor of
Captain Joseph E. Rettig,
born on December 14th 1920 in Kansas City (Kansas) KIA on June 18th 1944 near the Pincepoche quarry, buried in Mount Calvary cemetery in Kansas City;
So we may never forget, and never forget them.
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Notified by : Cédric Sauteraud et Bénédicte Vivien.
Photos : Cédric Sauteraud.
Date observation : 24/11/2008
Record added 27/11/2008
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