2nd Lt Jack R. Wood, bombardier of the B-17 42-31179 "Stinky Weather (Pooper Dooper)", took off from station 110 in Polebrook, Northamptonshire, UK, at 0830 on December 31st, 1943, on a bombing mission to Bordeaux and Cognac. They were intercepted at 1315 between Pleubian and Kerbors by German fighters. Hit, the plane was partially evacuated before crashing by the bay. Of the six that survived, only 2nd Lt Schwayder made it back to England. Wood was captured and interned in Stalag Luft 3 in Sagan-Silesia.