On the south side of the D955 is a small gray vertical stone slab with a black plaque with gold lettering in memory of the American pilots who crashed in the area during World War II.
Text on the stone:
In memory of the US aviators that died while on a mission October 9th 1942
B-17 41-9018, took off from Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, UK at 0900 on a bombing mission over Hellemmesí railroad installations. They were hit by German AA fire, causing them to drop out of formation and be hounded by nine German Fw-190s. The latter shot off the tail section, sending the plane down. The pilot held on as long as he could to avoid hitting the residential areas, but finally had to bail out. His parachute malfunctioned and he plummeted to his death.
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