2nd Lt William McGowan

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Moon-sur-Elle

Coordinates : 49.20750,-1.04778 .  49°12'27"N 1°2'52"W .  49°12.450 N 1°2.867 W

The park area next to the church's parking lot contains a small memorial to a US aviator.
Take the N13 NW from Caen to Bayeux. From there take the D5 SW to le Molay-Littry. Follow the D15 SW and then turn south on the D6 to Moon-sur-Elle towards Saint-Lo. After the winding turns, turn right towards the church on the D91. The monument is 100m from the wooded parking.
In honor of 2nd Lt William J. McGowan 9th Tac, 366th FG, 391st FS who crashed his P-47 at Moon-sur-Elle on June 6th 1944.

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Notified by : Philippe Bauduin.   Record added 14/08/2011.
Photos : Jean-Marc Bonnet, ANSA Orne Maine.
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Memorial 2nd Lt William McGowan (cimetière) Moon-sur-Elle Manche (50)
Jean-Marc Bonnet, ANSA Orne Maine

Memorial 2nd Lt William McGowan (cimetière) Moon-sur-Elle Manche (50)
Jean-Marc Bonnet, ANSA Orne Maine

Memorial 2nd Lt William McGowan (cimetière) Moon-sur-Elle Manche (50)
Jean-Marc Bonnet, ANSA Orne Maine