Ann Whelan O'Connor and husband Lawrence (Larry) O'Connor
at the chapel of Notre Dame de la Salette, Mt. d'Annoisin, France. (East of Lyon)
"HERE have been called back to God,
The plaque in the background, bearing the names of the fifteen men who
died in the crash of their B-25, was first dedicated and affixed to the
exterior wall of the chapel seven months after the end of WWII in
Europe, in grateful remembrance, by the French community. 1LT Peter L. Whelan
is listed among the names.
The plaque reads as follows:
on the 11th of September, l944:
Glen T. Maltby, Jr.
Thomas F. Gillmore
Carl L. Williams, Jr.
Vernon J. Herbert
Stuart E. Mathers
Lawrence K. Weckel
Peter L. Whelan
Frank W. Sobierajski
James T. Lee
John W. Utkewich, Jr.
Kurt D. Meyer
Arthur H. Towler
Harry J. Conley
Brothers in Arms
they remained brothers in Death,
May they remain brothers forever in Glory."