Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Operation Jericho: 44 years ago today
























picture: Colin Pantall

When I lived on Grosvenor Place, Cecil Dunlop (pictured here) was my neighbour. He was a navigator on one of the Mosquitos that bombed Amiens Prison on 18th February 1944, in Operation Jericho. The idea was to bomb the prison walls to free French Resistance prisoners who were due to be shot in a mass execution the following day. And it worked,

2 comments:

Darrell Eager said...

Hat off to Mr. Dunlop.

colin pantall said...

Indeed Darrell - it's an amazing mission.

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