B-24H Liberator Devil Dream

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 33 Gironde   City  : Marcillac
Coordinates : 45°17'1"N 0°30'56"W.  45.28361 -0.51556.  45°17.017 N 0°30.933 W

A tiny clearing on a plateau at a small turnoff at an intersection on the D254.
Southbound on the A10, take exit 38 then the D254 NE past Lamourette. After the town, take the first turnoff to the south. The monument is on the SW side of the road.
To the American aviators who crashed here on Friday December 31st 1943
The town of Marcillac
Crew of the B-24 "Devil Dream" of the 446th Bomb Group 8th Air Force

The inhabitants of Marcillac and the surrounding towns rescued the survivors.

In Christian Genet, Jacques Leroux et Bernard Ballanger’s work "Les deux Charentes sous les bombes 1940-1945" one can find the following information on page 113 :
- 8th AF
- Liberator Consolidated B-24-1-FO
- Serial number 42-7581
- Code: RT
- Bomb Group: 446th
- Squadron: 706th
- 2nd Bomb Division
- 20th Combat Wing
- Originated from: Bungay
- Objective: Cognac-Chateaubernard
- MACR N° 1680

External link :
33 GirondeMarcillacWW2ServiceAmerican
Notified by : Marc Bonas.  Dominique Masset.
Photos : Marc Bonas.  Pierre Pécastaingts.
Date observation : 1) 01/2009 2) 29/05/2011
Record added 29/01/2009 Record modified 20/07/2015 
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Memorial B-24H Liberator Devil Dream Marcillac Gironde (33)
Pierre Pécastaingts 08/07/2015

Memorial B-24H Liberator Devil Dream Marcillac Gironde (33)
Pierre Pécastaingts 29/05/2011

Memorial B-24H Liberator Devil Dream Marcillac Gironde (33)
Pierre Pécastaingts 29/05/2011

Memorial B-24H Liberator Devil Dream Marcillac Gironde (33)
Pierre Pécastaingts 29/05/2011

Memorial B-24H Liberator Devil Dream Marcillac Gironde (33)
Pierre Pécastaingts 08/07/2015

Memorial B-24H Liberator Devil Dream Marcillac Gironde (33)
Pierre Pécastaingts 08/07/2015

Memorial B-24H Liberator Devil Dream Marcillac Gironde (33)
Pierre Pécastaingts 08/07/2015

Memorial B-24H Liberator Devil Dream Marcillac Gironde (33)
Pierre Pécastaingts 08/07/2015

Memorial B-24H Liberator Devil Dream Marcillac Gironde (33)
Pierre Pécastaingts 08/07/2015

Memorial B-24H Liberator Devil Dream Marcillac Gironde (33)
Pierre Pécastaingts 08/07/2015

Memorial B-24H Liberator Devil Dream Marcillac Gironde (33)
Pierre Pécastaingts 08/07/2015

Memorial B-24H Liberator Devil Dream Marcillac Gironde (33)
Pierre Pécastaingts 08/07/2015

Memorial B-24H Liberator Devil Dream Marcillac Gironde (33)
Pierre Pécastaingts 08/07/2015

Memorial B-24H Liberator Devil Dream Marcillac Gironde (33)
Pierre Pécastaingts 08/07/2015

Memorial B-24H Liberator Devil Dream Marcillac Gironde (33)
Pierre Pécastaingts 08/07/2015

Memorial B-24H Liberator Devil Dream Marcillac Gironde (33)
Marc Bonas 01/2009