Local history WW II

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Jofaur86
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Local history WW II

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Good morning, This has nothing to do with a member of my family? but just a recognition of courageous young men.
In a small cemetery near my home, English aviators are buried, who came to bomb (at night) an ammunition depot in the forest. Unfortunately, they collided in flight, killing their occupants, who are buried in the cemetery of the small village of 'next to. some bodies have since been repatriated home, but some still remain, and so on the occasion of the 80th anniversary, their descendants came to pay homage to them, a son and grandson (photo attached) on the back of the father's grave and grandfather, was there another plane shot down? which brings to 20 valiant airmen deceased.
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some photos from the ceremony
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Historical bombing, sorry but in French
http://thure86.free.fr/page%2018%20aviateurs.htm
Vintage photos
http://thure86.free.fr/Aviateurs-3.htm

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Thank you for posting that Jofaur, it is comforting to see them being remembered.

Here is some information on Elmo Foster Christy, a Royal Canadian Air Force crewman killed on that mission who is buried in the Thure Communal Cemetary, military row 1, grave 1. A young man of 20. Flew with 619 Squadron RAF.
https://www.veterans.gc.ca/en/remembran ... il/2695254
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Jofaur86
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:) No worries, every year there is a ceremony in their honor, from the time of the gendarmerie school? it was the students who paid tribute, since it was detached from the RCIM of Poitiers, but they are never forgotten. I still remember in the 1960s the remains of camouflage nets, on the trees in the forest and the metallic shards in the trees, nowadays no trace 8O
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Compare the photo of Elmo Foster Christy (thanks to ColemanCollector) to the photos of those honoring him and too, too many others (thank you, Jofaur86). Look how young was Christy and now the ages of even the son and grandchildren. Yes, this is a familiar scene here, too. The point? War accomplishes nothing but sadness.
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