Code Burgundy: The Long Escape

January 17, 2018

Presenter: John Katsaros A 20 year old aerial gunner on his 11th bombing mission bailed out at 27,000 feet with a splintered right arm. He feared the Gestapo pursuit after his rib cracking landing. Twice captured by the Gestapo, he escapes with the assistance of the Free French Resistance who hid and nursed him back to health. After he climbed the Pyrenees to freedom, he was locked up by the Spanish Constabulary. John Katsaros, under secrecy of oath by the Government, was unable to reveal his story until recently.

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