For most of the 2nd World War the RAF flew small aircraft into Occupied France at night, landing and taking off in total secrecy. Their mission was to transport agents to and from France to support the activities of the French Resistance and SOE. The chronicle of these operations tells an extraordinary adventure story, full of danger for both agent and aviator. Hugh Verity flew many of the missions recounted in We Landed by Moonlight and was probably the most outstanding pick-up pilot of them all.On balance Gu; Lockhart and Tempsford agreed on the telephone that my trip should be on that night. ... Shoes and beret would go in the starter handle locke with my escape kit - a standard sealed package containing a ... Then I strapped myself into the little pilota#39;s cockpit up front, slid the roof shut, die all my checks, primed the engine and started up. ... I would have nc difficulty in seeing the coast- line of France from any height so I climbed to 8, 000 feet well above any light flak of theanbsp;...
|Title||:||We Landed by Moonlight|
|Publisher||:||Crecy Pub - 1998|