384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) in World War II

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Memorial to the Lavin Crew, who crashed near Silly, Belgium on 13 April 1944 following an attack on Schweinfurt. This 547th Bomb Squadron crew usually flew the B-17G 42-97237 named "Royal Flush", but on this day were aboard the unnamed B-17G 42-97274.

The plaque reads (in French):
A la memoire des 6 aviateurs americains
tombes glorieusement dans cette plaine
a Fouleng le 13 avril 1944
pour la liberation de la belgique.
Il n'y a pas plus grand amour
que de donner sa vie pour ses amis.
Jean XV 13
R. I. P.
Hommage reconnaissant

English translation:
To the Memory 6 American airmen
who fell gloriously to their deaths on the plain
of Fouleng April 13, 1944
for the liberation of Belgium.
There is no greater love
than to lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:13
R I P
In grateful tribute

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