Coventry in Kent County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
Major Edouard J. Jacques
Major Edouard J. Jacques
For his dedicated service to the United States of America having received the Distinguished Flying Cross from the 8th Army Air Force during WWII (1944-1945), the R.I. Star, & for his dedicated service to the citizens of the Town of Coventry, R.I. as a member and president of the Town Council (1970-1974) and as a member and chairman of the Coventry Housing Authority (1999-2009)
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Patriots & Patriotism • War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Distinguished Service Cross/Navy Cross/Air Force Cross Recipients series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1944.
Location. 41° 42.083′ N, 71° 35.558′ W. Marker is in Coventry, Rhode Island, in Kent County. Memorial is on Flat River Road (Rhode Island Route 117) east of Brenda Drive (Walker Lane), on the right when traveling east. Monument is located on the north side of the Coventry Town Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1670 Flat River Road, Coventry RI 02816, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this markerLiberty Tree Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Coventry War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The General Nathanael Greene Homestead (approx. 2½ miles away); Nathanael Greene (approx. 2.6 miles away); Nathanael Greene Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Liberty Tree Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Nathanael Greene Homestead Cemetery (approx. 2.7 miles away); Waterman Tavern (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coventry.
Also see . . .
1. World War Two Hero Bombardier Edouard Jacques. Professional quality youtube documentary on WW2 Hero Bombardier Lt. Edouard Jacques and his crew. A lead bombardier aboard a B-24 Liberator in the "Mighty Eighth", 96th Bomb Wing, 458th Bomb Group from 1944 to 1945, Lt. Jacques survived 30 missions over Germany, earning him the Distinguished Flying Cross (Submitted on July 10, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Edouard J. Jacques, WWII Veteran. Eddie served as Captain in the Air Force during World War II. He flew 30 combat missions over Europe with 18 as Lead Bombardier. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross and was recognized five times with the Air Medal of Valor. Recently he was appointed a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor by President Hollande of France for his role in the liberation of France during WWII. (Submitted on July 9, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.