B-26 (41-31741) 'Winnie Dee II' Monument
Raymond J. Morin was born in 1920. He served in the 449th Bomber Squadron, 322nd Bomber Group, Medium, as a Technical Sergeant and Radio Operator/Gunner on the B-26 #41-31741 "Winnie Dee II" during World War II.
On August 12, 1944, his crew took off from Station 485 (RAF Andrewsfield) in England on a mission to induce German fighters to scramble so they could be engaged by escorting fighters. Shot down by flak at 20H40, their plane exploded in flight and crashed in l'Ętre in the commune of Saint-Pierre-du-Regard. All members were killed in this incident except for SSgt Thielan, who was able to evacuate by parachute.
TSgt Morin is now buried in the Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-Sur-Mer, France.
Source of information: www.findagrave.com, francecrashes39-45.net, www.abmc.gov