Commemoration Ceremony
for the Beuzeville au Plain Monument
Normandy, France - June 3, 2000



Mr Le Malre
Le Conseil Municipal
De Beuzeville au Plain
  L'Association
Forced Landing


Seraient honores de votre participation
A L'inauguration d'une stele


En memoire des Aviateurs du 439 th Troop Carrier,
91 th Squadron et aux parachutistes de 101 th Airborne
506 th Parachut Infantry Regiment, E Company


Le Samedi 3 Juin 2000
A 11 heures
A Beuzeville au Plain


Cette ceremonie sera precedee a 9h45 d'une messe memoriale
En l'Eglise de Beuzevllle au Plain

Mr. Le Malre
The City Council
of Beuzeville au Plain
  The Forced Landing
Association


Will be honored by your participation
in the unveiling of a monument


In memory of the Aviators of the 439th Troop Carrier,
91st Squadron and the paratroopers of the 101st Airborne
506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, E Company


Saturday June 3, 2000
at 11 a.m.
at Beuzeville au Plain


This ceremony will be preceded by a memorial mass at 9:45 a.m.
in the Beuzeville au Plain church



photos from Guy Lepretre and Michel De Trez
Dedication Ceremony  



  Local Children
Twenty-two children from Beuzeville au Plain each laid a flower as the Mayor
named the 5 flight crew members and the 17 Easy Company, 2nd BN, 506th
PIR paratroopers
who were killed in the 6 June 1944 crash of Plane #66.



  Wreath Laying Ceremony
MAJ Cosby, Military Embassy attache, lays a wreath


  
Flags and Flowers



Cosby, Peters, & Lepretre
MAJ Cosby; Edward Peters, III [son of CPT Edward A.
Peters (REGT HQ, 506th PIR, KIA 06/09/44, Normandy)
]
; and Guy
Lepretre
from the Forced Landing Association. Guy was
involved with the planning and construction of the Beuzeville
au Plain monument.



  Monument and Bronze Plaque
photos and text from Edward A. Peters, III

My mother and I were able to attend the dedication at Beuzeville au Plain on June 3.
It was a wonderful ceremony. My mother and I were "adopted" by Guy Lepretre,
his wife, and Jean Pierre. They took us to lunch, and we had a great time with them.
Guy's wife Nathalie translated for us.

Edward A. Peters, III, wrote the article, Following My Father's Footsteps,
about his June 2000 trip to England and France.





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