Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Great Escape Murders

If you're a regular reader of this blog, it's probably a safe bet that, at one time or another, you've seen The Great Escape In the movie, the Germans murdered fifty captured escapees by machine-gunning them in a field.

The reality was different. The fifty were murdered by the Gestapo, either individually or in groups of two or three.

The RAF was not amused. After the war, they launched an investigation and manhunt for the killers. They caught quite a number of them. Seven were executed for other crimes. Fourteen of the killers were hung in early 1948. A few escaped the hangman when the British stopped hanging war criminals in 1948 and then, later that year, abandoned most prosecutions for such crimes.

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