B-17 41-9018





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Coordinates : 50.51436,3.30372 .  50°30'52"N 3°18'13"E .  50┬░30.862 N 3┬░18.223 E

The S roadside of the D955 contains a memorial to US aviators.

D955 , Mouchin , 59-Nord , Nord-Pas-de-Calais , France
From Lille take the D955 SE. The monument is on the S side 200m outside the Mouchin town limits.
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.

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