Coordinates : 49°20'37"N 4°46'28"E
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).