This memorial is dedicated to the U.S. Navy pilot, Lieutenant Joseph P. Kennedy (the older brother of the future president of the United States: John F. Kennedy) who was killed along with his co-pilot Wilford J. Willy on 12 August 1944, during Operation Aphrodite, when the explosives in their BQ-8 "Robot" aircraft detonated prematurely and vaporished the plane along with its crew. Operatiobn Aphrodite was a serie of attacks on the underground V-3 facility near Mimoyecques carried out by the U.S. Army with bombers converted into flying bombs.
The memorial is located within the underground catacombs of Museé de la base de V3 de Mimoyecques.
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