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 Paluel, France Memorial

This plaque was erected in the memory of the crew of aircraft 42-29537 of the 324th Squadron, which crashed here on 28 MAR 1943. The crew were listed as: 1st Lt John A Coen, Pilot; 2nd Lt Caryll D. Nobbs, Co-pilot; 2nd Lt Harold A. Davidson, Navigator; 2nd Lt John W. Butler, Bombardier; T/Sgt John C. Strozzi, Engineer; S/Sgt Domenic A. Caruso, Turret Gunner; S/Sgt Francis E. Byrne, Radio Operator; S/Sgt James M. Bechtel, Left Waist Gunner; S/Sgt Paul E. Kyes, Right Waist Gunner; S/Sgt Louis T. McLane, Tail Gunner. If you look closely, you will see 7 parachutes. These airmen were killed by German soldiers. The remaining airmen were killed in the crash.

Link to French TV report about 91st BG memorial at Paluel (91st BG Veterans, family, and supportors were in attendance JUN 2011)

Below - Ceremony held at the memorial in Paluel 8 MAY 2016

Below - Ceremony held at the memorial in Paluel 8 MAY 2012