B-17 42-38015

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Villers-Cotterêts

Coordinates : 49.24139,3.08194 .  49°14'29"N 3°4'55"E .  49┬░14.483 N 3┬░4.917 E

In the city's Quartier Pisseleux. Take the Avenue de Boursonne, turn right at the Dencq pharmacy, cross the railroad tracks and stop 300m shy of the mairie, at the angle of the Avenue de Coyolles.
In memory of 1st Lieutenant Kurtzberg, 2nd Lieutenant Robert L. Miner, 2nd Lieutenant William M. Frank, 2nd Lieutenant William C. Weiner, Technical Sergeant Robert J. Huhtala, Technical Sergeant John L. Roever, Staff Sergeant O.S McIver, Staff Sergeant Edward F. Majeska, Staff Sergeant Walter B. Sweitoniowski. American aviators of the B-17 bomber 42-38015. Fallen in Pisseleuxfebruary 6th, 1944. Dead for our freedom. Let's Remember.

The B-17 42-38015 of the 338th Bomber Squadron was shot down over the town of Pisseleux by the Fw190 piloted by Lt Willius Karl, commander of the 2/JG26. The entire crew was killed.

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Notified by : Michel Coste.   Record added 16/12/2009 30/03/2011.
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Memorial B-17 42-38015 Villers-Cotterêts Aisne (02)

Michel Coste

Memorial B-17 42-38015 Villers-Cotterêts Aisne (02)

Pierre Pécastaingts 25/03/2011

Memorial B-17 42-38015 Villers-Cotterêts Aisne (02)

Pierre Pécastaingts 25/03/2011