14 Calvados City : Valdallière
anciennement sur Saint-Charles-de-Percy
Coordinates : 48°55'31"N 0°47'19"W
48°55.517 N 0°47.317 W
A gravel lot in the church graveyard with the town's monument for the dead.
Off the D56 Le Bourg, next to the Chateau de Percy, on the monument for the dead in the church graveyard.
In memory of Lieutenant Delbert Schmid
of the 367th Fighter Group
killed at Saint-Charles-de-Percy
on July 8th 1944 for our freedom
Lieutenant Delbert Schmid, USAAF, 367th Fighter Group, was shot down aboard his Lightning on July 3rd, 1944, and saved by his parachute. Sheltered and protected by the locals, he had to evacuate with them and met his death on the road to Saint Charles de Percy with numerous civilians July 8th.
(See: Chuinard R. « Un ciel Normand turbulent ».Granville. 1999.)
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Notified by : Philippe Bauduin.
Photos : Philippe Bauduin.
Date observation : 2011
Record added 20/09/2011
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