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Memorial of American flyers in Dubeč
Czech Republic

On February 22nd 1944 an american bomber Liberator B24 was shot down by german Messerschmitts. The bomber crashed near gamekeeper's lodge Dubeč. Only one man of 11 members of the bomber's crew survived. The memorial was exposed in May 2009.

Copyright: Joseph Svejnoha
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Taken: 20/02/2011
Uploaded: 24/02/2011
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