History

Flight 777

by Ian Colvin
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
Release Date: 2013-02-19
Genre: History
Pages: 288 pages
ISBN 13: 1783469595
ISBN 10: 9781783469598
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle
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Synopsis : Flight 777 written by Ian Colvin, published by Casemate Publishers which was released on 2013-02-19. Download Flight 777 Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. At Whitchurch Parmentier sat down to write the last flight report of the Ibis, which is the accurate summary of known facts upon which the final explanation may be based. REPORT ABOUT FLIGHT NO. 777a On Tuesday, [1 June], ... -- On 1 June 1943 Flight 777, a Douglas DC-3, en route from Lisbon to Britain, was shot down over the Bay of Biscay by German aircraft. Among the dead was the actor Leslie Howard, who had returned from Hollywood to England to help the British war effort. Also on board was Howards tax adviser, Alfred Chenhalls, who smoked cigars and looked remarkably like Winston Churchill. Did the Germans believe that Churchill was on board Flight 777? Other aircraft flying that route went unmolested by the Luftwaffe in spite of the German air presence over the Bay of Biscay. These flights were operated by Dutch crews flying aircraft of KLM, which were on charter to BOAC, and it was an experience Dutch crew that was lost that day. Ian Colvin carried out an exhaustive investigation into the incident, including interviewing former Luftwaffe personnel and this book, first published in 1957, is the result of his endeavors.