On 22th June 1943 an American B17F bomber was on the way back from Antwerp to the base Grafton Underwood,
England, when it was attacked by 8 German hunters and exploded in the air quit near here.
4 Crew members lost their lifes and 6 were taken in prison.
2Lt Robert J. Olbinski, Pilot
2Lt Harry R. Swift, Co Pilot
2Lt Richard E. Grandpre, Navigator
2Lt Douglas H. Turner, Bombardier
T/Sgt Ernest M. Trickett, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner
T/Sgt Oliver E. Reed, Radio Operator
S/Sgt George F. Werbanec, Ball Turret Gunner
S/Sgt William J. Counihan, Waist Gunner
S/Sgt George W. Waterman, Waist Gunner
S/Sgt Harold J. Cooke, Tail Gunner
Those men risked and gave their lifes for our freedom.
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