2nd Lt Eugene E. Bennett, pilot of the P-47 Thunderbolt 42-76254, took off from station 150 in Boxted, Essex, UK on a strafing mission over the Evreux airfield. He was shot by flak at 0645 and bailed out at 1000 feet when his engine caught fire. Pulling his chute at 800 feet, he landed in a field where he hid his equipment. A local farmer brought him to his house where he hid for a week. He was then brought to a farm owned by an Englishman but was seen by the SS and ended up living with the Resistance for a few months, moving every few days. Cpt Beaman joined him until the Allies linked up with their position. He returned to the UK on August 8th 1944. His full E&E report #894 can be read at http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-894.pdf.