B-24 The Oklahoman

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 44 Loire-Atlantique   City  : Saint-Brevin-les-Pins
Coordinates : 47°14'53"N 2°10'11"W.  47.24817 -2.16960.  47°14.890 N 2°10.176 W

A pedestrian zone next to the Bd Padioleau on the coast.
Take the Pont de Saint Nazaire south on the D213. Then head west on Rue Albert Chassagne. Go halfway around the roundabout and head NW on Rue de l'Eglise to the T at the coast. Head north on Bd Padioleau. The monument is next to the sea across from Olivaud Agnes
Front Plaque:

In memory of the American aviators who fell over Saint Brevin les Pins on December 5th 1943.

Lt Baum Thomas C. Co-Pilot
Lt Nolan James F. Navigator
Sgt Lesnak Edward Bombardier
Sgt McNair Robert W. Radio
Sgt Taylor Walter E. Gunner
Sgt Kirkland Doyle L. Gunner
Sgt Anchondo Rudolph O. Gunner
Sgt Marzolf Martin E. Gunner
Sgt Ward Lester T. Gunner

Praise to the pilot and sole survivor Lt Mason Harley B.

Rear Plaque:

In memory of the valiant crew of Americans who died for the liberation of France on board the B24 "The Oklahoman" that crashed in flames near the village of La Croix. Here, on December 5th 1943 the pilot, Lt Mason, sole survivor, was recovered on the beach. Let us also remember the 48 847 aviators of the US Air Force that fell over Europe between 1941 and 1945.

Monument inaugurated on May 8th 1999.

External link :
44 Loire-AtlantiqueWW2ServiceAmerican
Notified by : Pierre Pécastaingts.  Arnaud Théron.   Record added 24/08/2008, updated 29/04/2018.
Photos : Pierre Pécastaingts (20/08/2008), Arnaud Théron (01/2018).
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Memorial B-24 The Oklahoman Saint-Brevin-les-Pins Loire-Atlantique (44)
Pierre Pécastaingts 20/08/2008

Memorial B-24 The Oklahoman Saint-Brevin-les-Pins Loire-Atlantique (44)
Arnaud Théron 01/2018

Memorial B-24 The Oklahoman Saint-Brevin-les-Pins Loire-Atlantique (44)
Pierre Pécastaingts 20/08/2008

Memorial B-24 The Oklahoman Saint-Brevin-les-Pins Loire-Atlantique (44)
Pierre Pécastaingts 20/08/2008

Memorial B-24 The Oklahoman Saint-Brevin-les-Pins Loire-Atlantique (44)
Arnaud Théron 01/2018

Memorial B-24 The Oklahoman Saint-Brevin-les-Pins Loire-Atlantique (44)
Pierre Pécastaingts 20/08/2008

Memorial B-24 The Oklahoman Saint-Brevin-les-Pins Loire-Atlantique (44)
Arnaud Théron 01/2018

Memorial B-24 The Oklahoman Saint-Brevin-les-Pins Loire-Atlantique (44)
Arnaud Théron 01/2018

Memorial B-24 The Oklahoman Saint-Brevin-les-Pins Loire-Atlantique (44)
Arnaud Théron 01/2018

Memorial B-24 The Oklahoman Saint-Brevin-les-Pins Loire-Atlantique (44)
Arnaud Théron 01/2018

Memorial B-24 The Oklahoman Saint-Brevin-les-Pins Loire-Atlantique (44)
Arnaud Théron 01/2018

Memorial B-24 The Oklahoman Saint-Brevin-les-Pins Loire-Atlantique (44)
Arnaud Théron 01/2018

Memorial B-24 The Oklahoman Saint-Brevin-les-Pins Loire-Atlantique (44)
Pierre Pécastaingts 20/08/2008