A plaque surrounded by small hedges, commemorating an American aviator.
Richard Francis Noble
United States Army Air Force
731st Bombardment Squadron (H)
452nd Bombardment Group (H), 8th Air Force
New Concord, Ohio, USA
Born: 20 August, 1918
Died: 8 August, 1944
Shot Down: 12 May, 1944
Pilot: "Lucky Lady" - B-17G, SN: 42-39941
Buried: American Ardennes Cemetery: D-4-19
8 August, 1944 : Two allied airmen trying to escape were captured by Germans in the trenches of the first world war near Olizy. After being held captive in the village church the entire day, they were taken to a promontory nicknamed ┬ôThe Couch┬ö and executed. The two men were lieutenant Noble (USA) and pilot Dube (Canada).
Notified by : Claude Gascon.
Record added 20/09/2011. Photos : Claude Gascon (09/2011).
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