B-17 October 14, 1943

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 55 Meuse   City  : Nubécourt
Coordinates : 48°59'52"N 5°10'31"E.  48.99764 5.17517.  48°59.858 N 5°10.510 E

Town cemetery surrounding the Nubécourt town church.
On Rue de l'Eglise, on the south side of the road.
Black Thursday, October 14, 1943 an American bomber
was shot at a place called
Griffeny near Nubécourt.
Lt. William H. Wilson lost his life there.
9 crew members were saved by their parachutes.

Lt Donald P.OGILVIE Sgt Emmett A.HOOD Sgt William E.MARTIN
Lt Robert D.KILMER Lt Everett L.CHILDS Sgt Louis R.RATKIEWICZ
Sgt James W.McKEON Sgt James R.MURRAY Sgt James R.SILVIA

Sheltered secretly by families of Meuse,
they were able to reach Switzerland.
In memory of the sacrifices of these American Airmen
for the Liberation of FRANCE.

The itinerary as shown on the panel was: GRAFTON UNDERWOOD - SCHWEINFURT – NUBECOURT

External link :
55 MeuseWW2ServiceAmerican
Notified by : Roger Baron.   Record added 20/05/2010.
Photos : Roger Baron.  Claude Gascon.
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Memorial B-17 October 14, 1943 Nubécourt Meuse (55)

Memorial B-17 October 14, 1943 Nubécourt Meuse (55)

Memorial B-17 October 14, 1943 Nubécourt Meuse (55)