In memory of the B17G "Sequatchiee"
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DD Drix
N 47° 23.470 E 000° 51.735
31T E 338669 N 5250850
Quick Description: [E] Marble stele honoring the B17G "Sequatchiee" belonging to the 570th Bomb Squadron that crashed here on August 1, 1944. [F] Stèle de marbre honorant le B17G "Sequatchiee" du 570e Escadron de Bombardier qui s'est écrasé ici le 1er août 1944.
Location: Centre-Val-de-Loire, France
Date Posted: 1/2/2015 6:07:04 AM
Waymark Code: WMN626
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme
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Long Description:
[E] In memory of the crew of the B17G "Sequatchiee" 337876 belonging to the 570th Bomb Squadron (8th Army Air Force) from Framlingham (G.B.) base that crashed here on August 1, 1944
2nd Lt. Charles C. Jr Arnao (Navigator)
2nd Lt. Gregory W. Collins (Bombardier)
Sgt. John W. Craddock (Tail Gunner)
2nd Lt. Anthony J Forte (Pilot)
Sgt. Donald E. Jirik (Ball Turret Gunner)
Sgt. Robert T. Mcknight (Radio Operator Gunner)
S/Sgt. Rawlin E. O'Leary (Top Turret Gunner/Enginner)
Cpl. Stephen C. Sideroff (Waist Gunner)
2nd Lt. Thomas R. Whitmore (Co-pilot)

and to the memory of 2nd Lts.Gregory Collins and Anthony Forte murdered by militia and the Gestapo at Lussault sur Loire the night of August 3rd and 4th, 1944,
France is Grateful

Stele inaugurated by Mr. Donald E. Jirik on August 1, 2003 who died the day after at Montlouis/Loire Saturday, August 2, 2003.



[F] En souvenir de l'équipage du B17G "Sequatchiee" 337876 appartenant au 570ème Escadron de Bombardier (8th Army Air Force) basé à Framlingham (G.B.) qui s'est écrasé en ce lieu le ler Aout 1944

2nd Lt. Charles C. Jr Arnao (Navigator)
2nd Lt. Gregory W. Collins (Bombardier)
Sgt. John W. Craddock (Tail Gunner)
2nd Lt. Anthony J Forte (Pilot)
Sgt. Donald E. Jirik (Ball Turret Gunner)
Sgt. Robert T. Mcknight (Radio Operator Gunner)
S/Sgt. Rawlin E. O'Leary (Top Turret Gunner/Engineer)
Cpl. Stephen C. Sideroff (Waist Gunner)
2nd Lt. Thomas R. Whitmore (Co-pilot)

à la mémoire des 2nd Lts.Gregory Collins et Anthony Forte assassinés par la milice et la Gestapo à Lussault sur Loire dans la nuit du 3 au 4 Aout 1944,
La France reconnaissante.

Stèle inaugurée par Mr. Donald E. Jirik Le ler Aout 2003 et décédé le lendemain à Montlouis/Loire le samedi 2 Aout 2003.
Disaster Date: 8/1/1944

Date of dedication: 8/1/2003

Memorial Sponsors: Town Hall

Disaster Type: Sociological

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Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

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