Curtiss C-46

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02 Aisne

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Taillefontaine

Coordinates : 49.31306,3.04500 .  49°18'47"N 3°2'42"E .  49┬░18.783 N 3┬░2.700 E

At the intersection of the D973 and the Rue du Roy Saint Nicholas and Rue du Mont Gillon, to the east of the village.
In memory of the American crew comprised of Claude Weid, Rex Pond, Edward Vermillion, Edward Hill, and the 40 american soldiers who died in the crash of the Curtiss C-46 on May 23rd, 1945 at Taillefontaine. They had been fighting since June 6th 1944.
The plane had been ferrying wounded American soldiers and German POWs to Paris when it crashed.
Notified by : Michel Coste.   Record added 16/12/2009 30/03/2011.
Photos : Michel Coste, Pierre P├ęcastaingts (25/03/2011).
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Memorial Curtiss C-46 Taillefontaine Aisne (02)
Michel Coste

Memorial Curtiss C-46 Taillefontaine Aisne (02)
Pierre Pécastaingts 25/03/2011

Memorial Curtiss C-46 Taillefontaine Aisne (02)
Pierre Pécastaingts 25/03/2011