Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

28/11/2012

Revealed: Daring RAF pilot who risked his life to fly down Champs-Elysees at tree-top height to drape the Arc de Triomphe with a giant tricolour at the height of Nazi occupation to keep French hope alive

Wing Commander Ken Gatward flew down the Champs-Elysees at 30ft to leave the French Tricolour over the Arc de Triomphe. Pilot then attacked the Gestapo headquarters with 20mm shells Wg Cdr Gatward awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and hailed a hero by the French government after the war. for more click here

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