IN HONOR OF THE TWO MEN KILLED 6/6/1944. PRESENT WAS THE MAYOR OF NEEDHAM MARKET, ENGLAND. On this day, (actual D Day in France) two planes took off from Hanscom Airforce Base, flew over Needham High, and headed southwest. Just before reaching the Grove Street/Charles River Street corner, one of the planes suddenly went straight up and then straight down, killing both fliers, Lt. Albert Dawson and First Class Stanley Wells at what was at that time, the Purdy Estate. A similar accident occureed in England and a plaque was placed at the site to honor them. This dedication on 4/12/2005 makes similar dedication to the two men who died on American soil in support of World War II.