11 Feb '18, 4am

S’porean WW2 pilot fought in Europe, captured by Germans, & escaped by jumping off train https://t.co/Lq8P0U2ams

“On February 7th 1944, F/O (Flight Officer) Tan set out on a combined vertical photographic and visual reconnaissance in the LITTORIA-CORI area. They arrived during a bombing attack on the beach-head, and 20+ bandits were reported. F/O Tan and his weaver were intercepted by 5. 190’s (German fighters), and they became separated. On his own, in the face of intense A.A. (anti-aircraft) fire, and knowing that bandits were in the vicinity, F/O Tan successfully completed his mission. In addition to the five pinpoints which he had been briefed to photograph, he photographed two artillery positions, which he pinpointed South of Rome. One on the following day, he was briefed to do an artillery shoot in the AUSONIA area. He was given the positions of five enemy batteries, and was told to engage three. Nevertheless, he successfully engaged all five of these, then registered a further...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2018/02/singaporean-ww2-pilot-fight...

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