Paul L. O’Brien was one of my mother’s brothers. During WWII he was a radio operator on a B-17 in the 91st Bomber Wing of the 323rd Squadron. The plane was heading for Meaulte, France apparently to bomb an airplane factory (Aero Frame Works) and went down over France on May 13, 1943. He is buried in Normandy.
See footage of B-17s, one of the Top Ten Bombers.