Old Faithful was a member of the 91st bomb group. My father was a pilot (the first?) of Old Faithful and flew his first mission 7 Jan 1944. On his 26th mission (24 April 1944) the plane was hit with flak. Injured he stayed with the co-pilot as he flew the plane back to base. He survived, none of his crew was killed and returned to the States to face a 1 year hospital stay.
I presume Old Faithful was patched up and placed back into service a couple of months later. And the memorial placed in honor of the brave men who flew Old Faithful.