Tuesday, October 21, 2014

72nd Anniversary of the Demise of the Big Bitch

In 1942 my father's B-17 was shot down over farm land in Brittany as they were trying to return to their UK base from a bombing mission in Lorient, France.

Today is the 72nd anniversary of his death, and the death of his crewmates (all but two who are both now dead too in old age). I lift a glass to honor them. His story is written in the Loose Fish Chronicles and can be read HERE.

Today is being remembered by our French friends in the village of San Vougay, where the plane went down. They have built a shrine and honor the memory of the heroes who ultimately saved them from a Nazi fate.

In Memory of my father, Andrew Lexington Jackson.