B-17 42-107048


59 Nord

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Coordinates : 50.21817,3.27228 .  50°13'5"N 3°16'20"E .  50┬░13.090 N 3┬░16.337 E

The E roadside of Rue de l'Amiral Fleuriais contains a memorial commemorating US aviators.
Take the A26 NW from Reims then get on the A2 E, getting off at Cambrai at exit 14 onto the D630 NE to the D49. Take the latter NE to Bantigny then the D152 SE to Eswars. There, follow the Rue de l'Eglise then the Rue de l'Amiral Fleuriais S to the monument.
In honor of the American B-17 Aviators that fell at Eswars on 12 June 44.
R. Eisele
M. Gladstone
E. Longoria
L.F. Girard Jr.
L.M. Cowley
S.A. Friedman
M. Schenker
R. Millard
R.L. Bell
E.J. sole survivor.

B17G-35-DL - 42-107048. PU-M 360th BS 303rd BG 1st BD 8th AF piloted by 1st Lt Eiseve Roy that was shot down by flak while returning from mission #407 over the Cambrai-Epinoy airfield.

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Notified by : Michel Coste.   Record added 30/12/2008.
Photos : Michel Coste (12/2008).
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Memorial B-17 42-107048 Eswars Nord (59)
Michel Coste 12/2008

Memorial B-17 42-107048 Eswars Nord (59)
Michel Coste 12/2008