B-17 Boot Hill

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 29 Finistère   City  : Plonévez-du-Faou
Coordinates : 48°14'21"N 3°46'24"W.  48.23917 -3.77333.  48°14.350 N 3°46.400 W

A small clearing at the intersection of the rue du Plonévez-du-Faou and the D236.
Westbound on the N164, take the D17 to Landeleau then the rue du Plonévez-du-Faou NW to the monument. It is on the northern side of the road at the intersection with the D236.
This monument was erected in honor of the crew of the B-17 of the USAF that crashed on Keranpres May 17th 1943 and in gratitude to the inhabitants of Chateauneuf-du-Faou, Landeleau, Plonevez-du-Faou, who helped US and British aviators during the 1939-1945 war.

Crew of the B-17 “Boot’s Hill” 8th AF 96th BG 336th BS crashed in Keranprès May 17th 1943

1stLt Louis L.HALTOM Escaped
2ndLt George E.FORSLUND KIA
2ndLt Baily J.LOVIN POW
2ndLt George D.RAWLINGS POW
T/Sgt Herman L.MARSHAL Escaped
T/Sgt Glen WELLS Escaped
S/Sgt William C.MARTIN Escaped
S/Sgt Niles D.LOUDENSLAGER Escaped
S/Sgt Roy A.MARTIN Escaped
S/Sgt Andrew L.JORENSKEY KIA
Cpt William C.CARNAHAN POW

External link :
29 FinistèreFrench ResistanceWW2CivilianServiceAmericanFrench
Notified by : Alain Valez.
Photos : Alain Valez.
Date observation : 13/04/2009
Record added 09/08/2009 
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Memorial B-17 Boot Hill Plonévez-du-Faou Finistère (29)
Alain Valez 13/04/2009

Memorial B-17 Boot Hill Plonévez-du-Faou Finistère (29)
Alain Valez 13/04/2009

Memorial B-17 Boot Hill Plonévez-du-Faou Finistère (29)
Alain Valez 13/04/2009

Memorial B-17 Boot Hill Plonévez-du-Faou Finistère (29)
Alain Valez 13/04/2009

Memorial B-17 Boot Hill Plonévez-du-Faou Finistère (29)
Alain Valez 13/04/2009

Memorial B-17 Boot Hill Plonévez-du-Faou Finistère (29)
Alain Valez 13/04/2009