In memory of the US aviators that died while on a mission October 9th 1942 327th Squadron 92nd Group Donald Buckland Francis Chorak Malcolm Culpepper John Dolan James Lane
While returning from a bombing mission over the railroad installations at Hellemmes, the B17 41-9018 327th BS 92nd BG 1st BW piloted by Lt Chorak F was hit by flak and German fighter fire. It was shot down by Lt Otto Stammberger of 9/JG/26. Despite a ferocious resistance, the bomber lost its tail and three engines. Four of the nine crew members bailed out successfully while the plane disintegrated over Lannay.