Henry Lafont, Pilot, Dies at 91; Fought in Battle of Britain
Posted 18 December 2011 - 03:31 PM
"His death was announced by the French Embassy in Washington.
"When France fell to the Germans in June 1940, and a collaborationist government based in Vichy was being formed, Mr. Lafont, a noncommissioned officer, was stationed in Oran in Algeria, then a French colony. Shortly after midnight on June 30, Mr. Lafont and five fellow servicemen, several of them pilots, convinced an airfield sentry that they were on a patrol, then stole a twin-engine, six-passenger transport plane that they knew carried fuel and set off to link up with British forces in Gibraltar."
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