The commemoration ceremonies for the B-17 crew took place in 2011, September 3 at the Elisabetta Soldini Refuge (Italy), and September 4 at Des Mottets Refuge (France).

The ceremony saw the inauguration of a plaque bearing the names of the B-17's eight crew members who died on Nov. 1, 1946.

Initially, we had hoped that the recovered propeller could be incorporated into a commemorative stone monument, but permission for its placement was not granted. The design for the monument was effected by Bruno Giardino, to whom the Committee gives their grateful thanks.

B-17 ceremony notes

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