Monument commemorating the 1944 airdrop

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Elevation : 1650m
Parking du Col 73620 Les Saisies
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...
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Monument commemorating the 1944 airdrop
Elevation : 1650m
Parking du Col 73620 Les Saisies
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