Monument commemorating the 1944 airdrop

Les Saisies,
  • Monument commémorant le parachutage du 1er août 1944
  • Photo du parachutage issue de la Saga des Saisies
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Monument commémorant le parachutage du 1er août 1944Photo du parachutage issue de la Saga des Saisiesdsc_0612.jpgdsc_0610.jpgdsc_0609.jpgdsc_0607.jpgLa croix de Lorrainedsc_0611.jpg
During the Second World War, the Col des Saisies (like many others in Savoie and Haute Savoie) was an important place for the resistance. This monument commemorates an exceptional parachuting of arms and ammunition which took place on August 1st 1944.
As the Savoyard Resistance fighters began to run out of weapons, Captain Bulle decided to organise a vast parachute drop of weapons, ammunition and equipment. He chose the Col des Saisies as the strategic location for this large-scale operation called "Ebonite". On 1 August 1944 at around 3pm, 78 American B17 bombers dropped 864 cylinders containing several thousand weapons. Eight American soldiers also jumped that day, among them Sergeant Charles Perry who unfortunately did not survive the landing.
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  • Main facilities :
    • Historic site and monument
  • Parking :
    • Parking
  • Period :
    • 20th C
  • Army patrimony :
    • Military Patrimony
    • Military cemetery and memorial
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Parking du Col
Les Saisies
Phone : +33 4 79 38 90 30
  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French


Monument commémorant le parachutage de 1944
Parking du Col
Les Saisies
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.759493
Longitude : 6.533621
Free access.