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Memorial Killed Allied Airmen & Soviet Resistance Member Comblain-au-Pont

This memorial commemorates the allied airmen who lost their lives at Comblain-au-Pont during the Second World War.

Killed members of the crew of the Avro Manchester van de Royal Air Force
P/O Joseph Unsworth DFM (UK),
P/O William E. Simpson RCAF (Canada),
P/O Frank Mason (UK)
F/Sgt Ernest Moulding (UK),
Sgt Alexander F. Dickson RCAF (Canada)

Killed members of the crew of the B-17G van de USAAF
1Lt Howard A. Turnquist (USA)
2Lt Thomas C. Chatterton (USA)
T/Sgt Warren .J Stanton (USA)
S/Sgt Jefferson G. Gregory (USA)

The plaque also mentions Lt Anatoli STEPANOV, Russian pilot. He was a forced laborer in the coal mines in Limburg (Belgium). He escaped and joined the Resistance. He was shot by the Germans on 12 July 1944.
Lt Anatoli STEPANOV is buried in the cemetery in Comblain-au-Pont.

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Source

  • Text: Luc Van Waeyenberge
  • Photos: Luc van Waeyenberge