Liberator Monument by Sacha Sosno, sculptor artist

  • Historic site and monument
  • Historic patrimony
  • Military Patrimony
  • Sculpture
  • Military cemetery and memorial
  • Outstanding contemporary architecture
Elevation : 1720m
Plateau de la Ceva 06540 Fontan
Sacha Sosno designed this monument on the high plateaus of the Ceva in the heart of the Mercantour Park with the remains of the Liberator plane that crashed on the night of 12/9/44. The 11 American airmen were going to parachute weapons to the Italian resistance fighters.
On 14 September 1991, a monument was inaugurated on the plateau of La Ceva (Fontan), at an altitude of 1,720 m, commemorating the "crash" of the Liberator "Dallas Lady", which took place on 12 September 1944 four hundred metres above sea level and cost the lives of 11 American airmen. This plane left Algiers to parachute arms and ammunition (18 containers and 6 large packs of one cubic metre) to Italian partisans in the Turin region when, following a navigational error in the rainy night, it...
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Liberator Monument by Sacha Sosno, sculptor artist
Elevation : 1720m
Plateau de la Ceva 06540 Fontan
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  • French
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  • Mountain view
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  • Access is via the road from Fontan to lower Berghe, the RD 42. Just before the entrance to Berghe, take the small road on the left, marked "Les Celles". It turns into a (good) track quite quickly. You will park a little before the place called "Les Celles" and the bridge over the valley of the Ceva torrent. You can choose to go up by the nice path on the left bank, marker 239, 230 B, 230, or by the track on the right bank: they join each other. You cannot miss the Monument on the right above the trail, after about half an hour's walk.
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