42-78213 - They will never be forgotten
The photo is the
remains of the B-24 # 42-78213 crashed in the bay of Agay, French Riviera,
after shot down by German Flak the 27 May 1944.
The plane belonged at
the 15th USAAF, 454th BG, 736 BS. Target : Montpellier/Frejorgues.
Of the 10 men aboard :
2 KIA (bodies recovered at sea) 4 still reported missing and 4 Pow's.
The aircraft was discovered in August 1984.
The picture was taken
only some time after the discovery.
The diver is Philippe Castellano and in his hand is the parachute of the
If anyone has any information or any photographs of the crew please let us
know so we can pass the information on. All information on crashed US
aircraft are being passed on to the Central Identification Laboratory in
Hawaii with the view to excavation and possible recovery of any remains that
may remain inside the aircraft.
Sea-Tech Exploration will continue to search the seas for the remains of
servicemen who made the ultimate sacrifice with the view to recovery and
returning them home.
Copyright : Aero-Re.L.I.C./ JP-Joncheray