Monument Americains
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Axel-F
N 50° 31.097 E 006° 01.430
32U E 289026 N 5600488
Quick Description: Monument dedicated to 8 amarican airman who died at a plain crash.
Location: Liège, Belgium
Date Posted: 4/30/2011 12:35:28 PM
Waymark Code: WMBBFE
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Ištván
Views: 5

Long Description:
This monument is situated in a big area called The High Fens (French: Hautes Fagnes; German: Hohes Venn; Dutch: Hoge Venen)
The monument is erected at a place called Gèyeté at the municipal boundary of Sart and Jalhay. It consists of a block of quartzite supporting a three-bladed propeller.
Nearby, stands a wooden cross bearing the inscription "For the American airmen."
The monument was inaugurated April 20, 1947, almost two years to the day after the tragic accident that claimed the lives of eight American airmen whose two aircraft had collided in the fog, on April 6, 1945.

The encryption of the stone plaque reads: (translated)
"This monument is dedicated to the memory of 8 members of the crew of 3 c-47 that collided in flight"

Date of Dedication: 4/20/1947

Property Permission: Public

Location of waymark:
Jalhay, The High Fens Belgium


Commemoration: American airmen

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