Riotord

Stèle commémorative

Stone marker in memory of the crew of the B-24 H Liberator "Patsy Jack". On August 2, 1944, during a bombing run on the "Le Pontet" oil refinery, the plane was hit by flak, and fell back over Haute-Loire. The crew bailed out of the burning aircraft; the pilot, Lieutenant George Cappleman, stayed at the controls till he found a way of tying down the joystick to insure that his plane would not crash into the villages on its path.

Source: Aerosteles.net

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Coordinates

Address : Les Setoux , 43220 Riotord
GPS Coordinates : 45.22319 , 4.45546
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Themes and resources
Themes
  • Monument
  • Liberation
  • Repression
  • Haute-Loire
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