Lyon to Lincoln
In July 1944 a Mosquito light bomber crashed in the hills above Ternaud. The local resistance organised a funeral for the two unfortunate airmen. Hundreds of people attended, at considerable personal risk. They remain in the commonwealth war grave in the village of Letra.
In April 1944 a B24 Liberator crashed near St Cyr de Valorges near Tarare. Their fated mission was to resupply the local resistance. 5 of the crew died, one broke his back and two escaped to Spain.
On 6 February 1943, a Lancaster Bomber, en route to Turin, crashed high in the hills above Valsonne. 4 young aviators died and 4 finished the war as prisoners of war.
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