B-17 42-37770 Flak rat and 42-29921 Oklahoma okie

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40 Landes

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Mézos

Coordinates : 44.07667,-1.16750 .  44°4'36"N 1°10'3"W .  44°4.600 N 1°10.050 W

In the town church's gardens.
South on the A63 from Bordeaux take exit 16 and the D626 to the D63. Follow the latter SW to Mézos. Once there, take the Avenue des Ecoles NW to the church.
B-17 42-37770 « Flak Rat » 614th BS 401st BG and 42-29921 « Oklahoma Okie » 324th BS 91st BG both fell on December 31st 1943, over the towns of Arjuzanx and Lesperon, respectively. The memory of another American aviator whose body washed up from the Atlantic onto the beaches of Mimizan is also preserved on this monument.

US victims of the 12.31.1943 crashes

Lesperon
Sgt Adkins Roy
S/lt Dudley Bayard
S/lt Neff Glen
S/lt Hill Jack
S/Sgt Young Joseph

Arjuzanx
Sgt Arisberg Morton
S/Sgt Jerue Donald
Sgt Kelly Francis
Sgt Reasoner Huber
Sgt Sanders Harold

Mimizan
S/lt Allen L.



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Memorial B-17 42-37770  Flak rat and 42-29921 Oklahoma okie Mézos Landes (40)
Pierre Pécastaingts 27/10/2006

Memorial B-17 42-37770  Flak rat and 42-29921 Oklahoma okie Mézos Landes (40)
Pierre Pécastaingts 27/10/2006