1st Lt Billy VINCENT

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 61 Orne   City  : La Motte-Fouquet
Coordinates : 48°34'6"N 0°17'1"W.  48.56833 -0.28361.  48°34.100 N 0°17.017 W

The N roadside of the D202 near the town hall and sawmill has a memorial honoring a US aviator.

D202 , La Motte-Fouquet , 61-Orne , Basse Normandie , France
Take the N12 W from Alencon then the D909 N to Carrouges and the D908 W until turning S on the D202.
In memory of US P-47 pilot 1st Lt Billy Vincent 389th FS 366th FG 9th AF killed for our freedom on August 13th 1944 over La Motte Fouquet's village of La Martiniere
A grateful community

1st Lt Billy VINCENT 389th FS 366th FG crashed here at the helm of his P-47D-15 sn 42-76279 due to engine failure while raiding a German convoy. His teammates reported small arms fire from surrounding hedgerows. He bailed out of “Sweet Scherley” but his parachute failed to open. The local population hid his body in a farm at Lignières-Orgères.

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61 OrneWW2ServiceAmerican
Notified by : BONNET J-Marc.   Record added 25/06/2013.
Photos : BONNET J-Marc.  Claude Dannau.
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Memorial 1st Lt Billy VINCENT La Motte-Fouquet Orne (61)

Memorial 1st Lt Billy VINCENT La Motte-Fouquet Orne (61)

Memorial 1st Lt Billy VINCENT La Motte-Fouquet Orne (61)