C-47 Clainville Montessy

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 50 Manche   City  : Picauville
Coordinates : 49°21'59"N 1°24'26"W.  49.36638 -1.40733.  49°21.983 N 1°24.440 W

The exterior wall of a house on the southern side of the Clainville Road holds a plaque honoring a downed American air crew.
Take the N13 NW from Bayeux to Sainte-Mere-Eglise and then the D67 SW. Continue on the D70. At the Clairville-Montessy fork in the road follow the signs to Montessy. At the northern edge of town on the Clainville road (left before the calvary) the plaque is located on the southern side of the road.
At this location nineteen American servicemen gave their lives for freedom
0120 HR June 6, 1944

Air crew: 77th Squadron, 435th Troop Carrier Group
Capt. John H. Schaefers Pilot
2nd Lt Thomas Ashworth Co-Pilot
1st Lt Joseph J. Sullivan Navigator
TSgt Melvin Isserson Engineer
SSgt David Mackenzie Radio Operator

G Company, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
Sgt John A. Schadt
Cpl Eugene W. Morrison
Cpl William A. Sobieralski
Pfc Tony A. Burnett
Pfc Harry B. Brown
Pfc Anthony Salemi
Pfc Milo W. Ludy
Pvt Ollie W. DeHaven
Pvt James Reynolds
Pvt Michael A. Mastandria
Pvt Michael L. Pushcare
Pvt Corwin J. Randt
Pvt Erland W. Chellin
Pvt Felix J. Lopachin
Survivors
SSgt Charles F. Word
Pfc Lucien A. Tetrault
Pvt Arthur E. Morin

External link :
50 ManchePicauvilleWW2ServiceAmerican
Notified by : Philippe Bauduin.   Record added 04/06/2009.
Photos : Philippe Bauduin (05/2009).
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Plate C-47 Clainville Montessy Picauville Manche (50)
Philippe Bauduin 05/2009

Plate C-47 Clainville Montessy Picauville Manche (50)
Philippe Bauduin 05/2009

Plate C-47 Clainville Montessy Picauville Manche (50)
Philippe Bauduin 05/2009