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    Llanyre - 388th BG Plaque



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    The above photographs were sent to me by a chap that I've been corresponding with for years, his brother was killed aboard a Lancaster returning to Fiskerton after a raid in Germany. I have just found the newspaper copy shown below that he sent me at the time.

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    I took some pictures for the UKNIWM today.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/doffcoc...7635466480587/

    In Memory of the ten Crew members of the

    B17 "Sondra Kay" Fortress aircraft of the 388th BG, USAAF

    that crashed at Upper Colgeee Farm, Llanyre,

    late on the 16th of the September 1943,

    after a raid on U Boat Pens at La Pallice, SW France.

    Henry O Cox, Pilot Donald P Gromis

    Albert Rubin, Co-Pilot George R Martin

    Robert B Leventhal, Navigator Francis H Curry

    Frank N Broach Otto V Kloza

    Herman J Ball Joshua Lewis

    "We will remember them"

    Erected by local Friends and Llanyre Community Council

    16th September 2003
    SO 04406 62357

    Memorial is to the right (i.e. North) of Llanyre War Memorial

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