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Luvgny is located in a very remote valley of the Vosges Mountains of eastern France. It is a very small village with very few of the citizens still living there, who were there at the time the B-17 crashed. As we have found at other such sites, the older people who were there as children, tend to merge together all the different aircraft
crashes that took place during their youth. Thus, one tends to get a story that has some correct information and some, which took place at another location.
During the war, people over 15 and under 50 were taken away by the Germans to work in factories. So, when the war ended, the people who are the oldest today, were not present at the time of the events took place and only heard second hand about the events, when they returned. Middle-ages people today, are the children of that group and they rarely know the real information, as they got the stories from kids who were just a few years older, or the oldest people in the village and with so much time since the events took place. It is often very had to find the exact truth.
The whiter areas shows many small fields, most of which were owned and farmed by different families.
Today, almost all are gone and are either now pasture land or new woodlands. As with most towns here in the USA, Luvigny has gown and is somewhat different today.
If, you type Luvigny, France, into Google Earth, it will take you to the current view of the village.
Which will show you, how many of the fields that were plowed when this aerial photograph was taken in 1945, are no longer crop producing fields.
Modified For The Internet By: Willis S. Cole, Jr. "Sam" - Battery Corporal Willis S. Cole Military Museum - 23Mar14(20prt-C-Luvigny-(C-10-1))