Walter Scott Milne was the pilot on aircraft B-17F with serial number #42-97137. They were on a mission to bomb the V-1 sites at Abbéville, France and were shot down by flak on the return flight and crashed 500 meters west of Bailleul, 6 km south of Abbéville.

Walter Milne was initially buried at Saint André Cemetery at Evreux, France and reburied at Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France, Plot A, Row 7, Grave 39.

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