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Plaque Richard Francis Hoy

This plaque commemorating USAAF-pilot 2nd Lt. Richard Francis Hoy is fixed on a memorial for resistance-fighters killed on 22 August 1944.

On the same day, 22 August 1944, 2nd Lt. Richard Francis Hoy was on patrol with his P-51 Mustang, a F-6A with number 42-103428, which was part of the 3e Tactic Squadron of the 12th American Airforce. On 18:50 he was shot down by German anti aircraft guns.

He was temprarily buried at Les Infruts cemetery. Later on he was buried at Draguignan cemetery at Saint-Raphael. After the war, his body was brought back to the USA and buried in Michtigan State.

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  • Text: Corin Gelderblom
  • Photos: Corin Gelderblom

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