Eight days after shooting down an Fw190 north of Metz, which was to be his only enemy aircraft claim of the war, Lt. Howard A. Lane crash-landed his personal P-47D 42-75152, E9:L in a field near Bottisham on 4 March 1944. While his plane was salvaged, Lt. Lane eventually flew two tours with the 376th Squadron, was appointed Operations Officer in November 1944 and finished the war with the rank of Major.