Allied aviators secreted away

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 61 Orne   City  : Giel-Courteilles
Coordinates : 48°46'29"N 0°12'1"W.  48.77461 -0.20039.  48°46.476 N 0°12.024 W

The town's church cemetery wall bears a plaque commemorating US aviators.

Take the D909 S from Falaise then the D239 SE onto the D15 S to Giel-Courteilles.
In memory of the allied aviators secreted away in Courteilles June-July-August 1944

Eugene Bennett
Rudolph Augarten
David Evans
John Campbell
Juin-Juillet-Aout 1944

The plaque was inaugurated in memory of an Allied pilot escape cell whose contact was Mr. Albert Terrier, a lumberjack in Courteilles. Mr. Tourrier drove some of them himself in his personal automobile.
Eugene Bennett, Rudolph Augarten, David Evans, John Campbell. June-July-August 1944.

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Notified by : Philippe Bauduin.   Record added 29/09/2008.
Photos : Philippe Bauduin (09/2008).
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Plate Allied aviators secreted away Giel-Courteilles Orne (61)
Philippe Bauduin 09/2008

Plate Allied aviators secreted away Giel-Courteilles Orne (61)
Philippe Bauduin 09/2008