C-47 Founecrop

 50 Manche   City  : Picauville
Coordinates : 49°22'36"N 1°22'53"W.  49.37667 -1.38139.  49°22.600 N 1°22.883 W

An isolated farmhouse holds a plaque to a downed US airplane.
Take the N13 NW from Bayeux then take the D67 through D70 SW from Sainte-Mere-Eglise and head north on the D69 at La Bastille. Turn north on Founecrop, the monument is on the eastern side of the road, to the east of the hamlet of the same name.
At this location twenty-one American servicemen gave their lives for freedom
0120 HR June 6, 1944

Air Crew 77th Squadron, 435th Troop Carrier Group
1st Lt James J. Hamblin Pilot
2nd Lt Joseph E. Kowalski Co-Pilot
SSgt Milton E. Jones Engineer
Sgt Clarence A. Reverski Radio Operator

G Company, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
2nd Lt Everett G. Crouch
Sgt Mathew J. Yaquinto
Cpl James M. Young
Cpl Melvin D. Edwards
T/5 John C. Berlin
Pfc Frank M. Goodall
Pfc Charles L. Smith
Pfc Walter A. Simmons
Pvt Earl T. Williams
Pvt George T. Vathis
Pvt Edward Dziedzic
Pvt Leonard L. Brown
Pvt Donat M. Plourde
Pvt Edward L. Jones
Pvt Manuel R. Vasquez
Pvt Joseph C. Siriane
Pvt Jack L. Marlow

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Notified by : Marie Baud.   Record added 27/06/2011.
Photos : Marie Baud.
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