C-47 42-23638 (panel in town)

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 50 Manche   City  : Négreville
Coordinates : 49°29'24"N 1°32'53"W.  49.49000 -1.54806.  49°29.400 N 1°32.883 W

In the middle of the town, next to the church, stands an information panel honoring US aviators.
Take the D902 SW from Valognes to Négreville then go south on the D146. The monument is on the W side of the road.
C-47 Crash at Negreville
6 June 1944

(Text describes the events surrounding the C-47 42-23638 on the night of June 6th 1944)

Aircrew
Pilot - 1st Lt Hitztaler, William E. - Escaped
Co-Pilot - 2nd Lt Edwards, Stanley E. Jr. - POW
Navigator - 2nd Lt Hendry, John H. - Escaped
Crew Chief - TSgt Vezina, Alvin F. - POW
Radio Operator - SSgt Montgomery, Orlo A. - KIA

Paratroopers
1st Lt Heister, Walter C. - POW
Pfc Taylor, Robert R. - POW
Pfc Hollmann, John E. - POW
Pfc Ball, Glenn - KIA
Pvt Truett, Weldon F. - POW
Cpl Romas, Joseph E. - POW
T/5 Emmet, William P. - KIA
Sgt Letson, Carl R. - POW
Pfc Wagner, John C. - POW
Pvt Ponder, John L. - KIA
Sgt LaChance, Harry E. Jr. - KIA
Pfc Hitchcock, George R. - POW
Pvt Ely, Bernard D. - POW
Pvt Stout, Charles G. - KIA
Pfc Hurley, Robert T. - POW
Pvt Cummings, Donn W. - KIA
Pvt Lindberg, Olivier - POW
Pfc Terryberry, Blair W. - Escaped
Pvt Alvarez, Ricardo R. - POW

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Notified by : Marie Baud.   Record added 30/06/2010.
Photos : Marie Baud.  Martial Pain.
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Sign C-47 42-23638 (panel in town) Négreville Manche (50)

Sign C-47 42-23638 (panel in town) Négreville Manche (50)

Sign C-47 42-23638 (panel in town) Négreville Manche (50)

Sign C-47 42-23638 (panel in town) Négreville Manche (50)

Sign C-47 42-23638 (panel in town) Négreville Manche (50)

Sign C-47 42-23638 (panel in town) Négreville Manche (50)

Sign C-47 42-23638 (panel in town) Négreville Manche (50)

Sign C-47 42-23638 (panel in town) Négreville Manche (50)

Sign C-47 42-23638 (panel in town) Négreville Manche (50)

Sign C-47 42-23638 (panel in town) Négreville Manche (50)

Sign C-47 42-23638 (panel in town) Négreville Manche (50)

Sign C-47 42-23638 (panel in town) Négreville Manche (50)

Sign C-47 42-23638 (panel in town) Négreville Manche (50)

Sign C-47 42-23638 (panel in town) Négreville Manche (50)

Sign C-47 42-23638 (panel in town) Négreville Manche (50)

Sign C-47 42-23638 (panel in town) Négreville Manche (50)

Sign C-47 42-23638 (panel in town) Négreville Manche (50)