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Near Carthage in Moore County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

James McConnell

 
 
James McConnell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, September 4, 2015
1. James McConnell Marker
This marker is a translation of the original French marker also pictured.
Inscription.
-Translation-
To the American Sergeant Pilot Aviator
James McConnell
Voluntary Enlisted Man in the
French Aviation on December 27th, 1915
Killed in Action on
March 19th, 1917 in Aerial Combat
The country of France will forever be grateful for your ultimate sacrifice

(text from original French Marker)
Au Sergent Pilote Aviateur Amercain
Jacques Mac Connell
Engage Volontaire
Dans L Aviation Francaise Le 27 Decembre 1915
Tombe Au Champ D Honneur
Le 19 Mars 1917
Dans Un Combat Aerien
La France Reconnaissante

 
Erected 1917.
 
Location. 35° 20.45′ N, 79° 26.211′ W. Marker is near Carthage, North Carolina, in Moore County. Marker is on Gilliam McConnell Road 0.2 miles west of Dowd Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is next to the parking lot at the Gilliam-McConnell Airfield. Marker is at or near this postal address: 194 Gilliam McConnell Rd, Carthage NC 28327, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James Rogers McConnell (here, next to this marker); Biography of Robert Hoyle Upchurch (here, next to this
James McConnell Original French Language Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, September 4, 2015
2. James McConnell Original French Language Marker
marker); East Meets West (here, next to this marker); Lt. Robert "Hoyle" Upchurch (here, next to this marker); Ret. SFC Zeb D. Harrington and The "Junkyard Dog" (a few steps from this marker); Buggy Company (approx. 1.1 miles away); John McConnell (approx. 1.1 miles away); Plank Road (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carthage.
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, World I
 
James McConnell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, September 4, 2015
3. James McConnell Marker
Original French Marker is in the middle of photo and the translation marker is on the right.
James McConnell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, September 4, 2015
4. James McConnell Marker
Gilliam-McConnell Airfield in the background and other markers at the location can be seen on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2017, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 99 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 14, 2017, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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