Lt William T. Russell

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Coordinates : 44.82753,5.10811 .  44°49'39"N 5°6'29"E .  44┬░49.652 N 5┬░6.486 E

A monument by the D732 honoring a fallen American pilot.
From Livron-sur-Drome off the A7, head east on the D93A that merges into the D125 and then D93. Go past Crest to Aoust-sur-Sye. Take the D731 and subsequently D732 north past a golf course and keep going until you see the monument by the roadside.
In memory of Lt William T Russell, pilot in the 27th Fighter Group USAAF, who was killed on the Col des Limouches on February 21st 1945 while flying a P-47 Thunderbolt on a war mission.
Plaque inaugurated by the Rhodadienne Association for Aerial Commemorations in September 2006.

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Notified by : Marc Bonas.   Record added 02/03/2008.
Photos : Claude Dannau.
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Plate Lt William T. Russell Combovin Drôme (26)

Claude Dannau

Plate Lt William T. Russell Combovin Drôme (26)

Claude Dannau