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.