Monument du Liberator par Sosno

Liberator Monument by Sacha Sosno, sculptor artist

Historic site and monument, Historic patrimony, Military Patrimony, Sculpture, Military cemetery and memorial, Heritage of the twentieth century in 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...
    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 crashed into the mountain. The inhabitants of the Berghe hamlets heard explosions for more than forty-eight hours. Eleven concrete steles commemorate the airmen and the central monument, written in both French and English, contains the history of the flight and the names of the victims. The sculptor Sacha Sosno designed the monumental ensemble, incorporating the remains of the aircraft. In agreement with the Mercantour National Park, the town of Fontan has decided to offer the territory occupied by the museum complex to the United States.
  • Environment

    • Mountain view
  • Spoken languages

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