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Escape report Sgt Willis H Hudson (serial number 13001228)
 

Sgt Willis H Hudson took part in the raid on the Sartrouville-Maisons-Laffitte railway bridge on July 24, 1944 and his B-26 was shot down over Normandy on the way back. He was hidden by the French underground till the liberation.

 

 

 

"The Germans fired at me all the way down. I was hidden near the Pont L’Eveque – Caen (Calvados) highway until the next morning. Then I went to the nearest house and asked for water. Giving me cider, she said “vite vite”, and pointed to a house further down the road.

At this house, I was fed and hidden. That night, an English speaking man was bought to me and said we would go to Caen the next day. I spent that night in the barn.

At noon, the English speaking man said that the trip to Caen was impossible as the Germans were too close. That night, he took me to his home. He said he had found a “camarade”, probably the pilot. Two men in the Resistance came that afternoon and confirmed my name and identity. The next day, I was taken to Blanville by horse and cart. I joined Captain Power “chez Mme Naillant” and from there on, my story is the same as his"

 

 

 

 

 

Source:

 

Escape report: http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-1137.pdf

 

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