Our postcard is impossible to match as this is a private residence, however the story of the Château de Grangues does not need a matching photograph, just to be remembered. The Château is set discretely back from the road in parkland, just a few kilometres from the seaside town of Cabourg.
This is a photograph of a A-20G bomber of the 645th Bombardment Squadron, 410th Bombardment Group, 97th Combat Bombardment Wing, IX Bomber Command releasing its bomb load over the Andaines forest, in the Orne. During WW2 the forest hid fuel and ammunition stores for the German 7th Army. Allies bombed the forest
Becky Bartos is the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Whatley III. Becky has sent us her father’s collection of photographs from his time with the 8th Field Artillery Observation Battalion, in WW2 Europe 1944 to 1945. She says “He was born March 25, 1923 in Dothan, Alabama. He volunteered for active duty