Coordinates : 49°22'46"N 1°23'58"W
49°22.761 N 1°23.970 W
Picauville's town church is the site of a complex memorial to four downed american planes. Take the N13 NW from Caen to Sainte-Mere-Eglise then the D15 W and turn SE on the D69. The monument is on the N side of the road in the town.
US Ninth Air Force IX Troop Carrier Command 53rd Troop Carrier Wing 435th Troop Carrier Group 77th Troop Carrier Squadron
C-47A Sn. 42-24077 IB-J Crew: 1Lt James J. Hamblin Pilot 2Lt Joseph E. Kowalski Co-Pilot SSgt Milton E. Jones Crew Chief Sgt Clarence A. Reverski Radio Operator
The C-47 N 42-100819 met a tragic end on the night of 5 to 6 June 1944. After its takeoff from Upottery airbase in the UK, it was hit by German AA fire and crashed in flames in "the high house" area. All sixteen paratroopers and four crewmen died in the crash. This Pratt & Whitney motor 1830 N P-133538 was discovered in 1986 at the crash site by the Dennebouy family
Notified by : Marc Bonas.
Record added 10/02/2008. Photos : Régis Biaux (07/03/2015).
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