Wassigny Monument Shapleigh

First Lieutenant / Pilot Eliot Hammond Shapleigh

Service number: O-694191

Assigned to 335 Fighter Squadron, 4 Fighter Group, USAAF.


Air Medal with 1 oak leaf cluster

European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal

World War II Victory Medal


On 27 May 1944, Lt. Shapleigh baled out near Laon, France, in his P-51 Mustang 42-106464, aborted escort mission to Karlsruhe, because of engine trouble. He was picked up by the French Underground and hidden in a secret room in a private home until the area was overrun by American Forces who repatriated him.