Coordinates : 45.28361,-0.51556
45Â°17.017 N 0Â°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 BallangerÂ’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 NÂ° 1680