Paul Ross was the father of Thomas Ross, also listed at this memorial. Paul flew with the 100th Bomb Group of the Eighth Air Force during WWII during 1943-1944. The 100th flew many dangerous missions against the Germans including bombing the coastline prior to the Normandy invasion as well as flying in support of troops during the Battle of the Bulge. On his final mission, Paul’s B-17 was shot down over German occupied Belgium. After surviving the crash landing, he and the crew of “Seaman’s Demons” were rescued and returned to friendly lines by members of the French undergound.