43 Haute Loire City : Les Villettes
Coordinates : 45°14'29"N 4°10'52"E
45°14.480 N 4°10.871 E
NE on the N88 take the D44 SE then Boucherolles SW. After crossing the stream hold left onto the dirt road. Turn west at the T and cross another stream. Keep west across a third stream and then take the Chemin de Cublaise SW. The monument is on the southern side of the road.
In memory of LCDR Brinkley Bass, born on July 7th 1916 in Chicago, hero of Squadron VF-74 USS Kasaan Bay (CVE-69). Pilot of Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat 58109.
KIA at Saint Bonnet le Froid in support of Operation Anvil Dragoon's Provence landings on August 20th 1944 at 1300.
Pilots of Squadron VF-74 KIA:
Lt Johnson, Robert Joseph, Nord Aix-en-Provence August 17th 1944.
Lt Franck, John Dismas, Nord Aix-en-Provence August 17th 1944.
Lt Arbuckle, William Nathan, Balaruc, August 20th 1944.
Lt Hulland, Charles Wilburn Scott, Saint Julien August 20th 1944.
Dead for the United States of America
Dead for France
We will never forget them
We will remember them, Semper Fidelis
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Notified by : Claude Dannau.
Photos : Claude Dannau.
Record added 12/09/2010
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