P/O Dube - Lt. Noble

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 08 Ardennes   City  : Olizy-Primat
Coordinates : 49°20'37"N 4°46'28"E.  49.34361 4.77444.  49°20.617 N 4°46.467 E

Off the D241 at the foot of the Olizy church.
A plaque surrounded by small hedges, commemorating an American aviator.
Richard Francis Noble
1stLt, O-453171
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 “The Couch” and executed. The two men were lieutenant Noble (USA) and pilot Dube (Canada).
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Notified by : Claude Gascon.
Photos : Claude Gascon.
Date observation : 09/2011
Record added 20/09/2011 
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Plate P/O Dube - Lt. Noble Olizy-Primat Ardennes (08)
Claude Gascon 09/2011

Plate P/O Dube - Lt. Noble Olizy-Primat Ardennes (08)
Claude Gascon 09/2011

Plate P/O Dube - Lt. Noble Olizy-Primat Ardennes (08)
Claude Gascon 09/2011

Plate P/O Dube - Lt. Noble Olizy-Primat Ardennes (08)
Claude Gascon 09/2011

Plate P/O Dube - Lt. Noble Olizy-Primat Ardennes (08)
Claude Gascon 09/2011