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Operation Jericho

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Otherwise known as the Amiens prison raid. Seventy years ago Grp Capt Pickard led a force of 19 Mosquitos against the prison to release important members of the French Resistance held captive there.The raid was a success, and led to the unfortunate loss of 2 aircraft, including that of Pickard and his navigator, Alan Broadley.

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Yep, 70 years to the day. The book, And the walls came tumbling down, is supposed to be a good read.

 

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