By Jacques Lusseyran
Whilst Jacques Lusseyran was once an eight-year-old Parisian schoolboy, he was once blinded in an twist of fate. He entire his education decided to take part on the planet round him. In 1941, while he was once seventeen, that international used to be Nazi-occupied France. Lusseyran shaped a resistance staff with fifty-two boys and used his heightened senses to recruit the easiest. ultimately, Lusseyran was once arrested and despatched to the Buchenwald focus camp in a shipping of 2 thousand resistance opponents. He used to be certainly one of basically thirty from the delivery to outlive. His gripping tale is without doubt one of the strongest and insightful descriptions of dwelling and thriving with blindness, or certainly any problem, ever published.
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42 at 1000 ft flying west towards Sisak on parallel course, three miles to starboard. Attacked by Sgt Hunt and FIg Off Allan, and strikes observed. Enemy aircraft crash-landed and pilot seen to leave it in a position one mile north of river and eight miles southeast of Sisak. ' There was another success on the 21st during another sweep when four of them came across a Croatian Fi 167 reconnaissance bomber flying to the southwest of Binj. It duly crashed and burst into flames after being attacked by all four Mustang IIIs.
J f0- e... « ::r:: u This photograph of No 135 Sqn Thunderbolt Is was taken at Chittagong in late 1944. The nearest aircraft is HD173/A and next to it is HB982/D, which was being flown by Pit Off Bob Windle on 17 November when he shared in the destruction of a Ki-43 over Rangoon (via G J Thomas) 78 Fit Lt Harry Whidborne of No 30 Sqn shared in the shooting down of a Ki-44 over Rangoon on 3 November 1944, this aircraft representing the first victory claim made by RAF Thunderbolts (via J Hamlin) city's important railway marshalling yards.
At this time Nos 79, 146 and 261 Sqns moved east with No 910 Wing to Wangjing, 15 miles south ofImphal, as the XlVth Army had become established across the Chindwin River and had started its advance into Burma. On 25 November 11 fighters from No 261 Sqn strafed Meiktila and Heho, and at the latter airfield WO Owen destroyed a Ki-46. The following day more Thunderbolts arrived for operations when No 905 Wing at Ratnap, near Cox's Bazaar, received Nos 134 and 258 Sqns. The latter, flying a mix of nine 'razorback' Thunderbolt Is and seven bubble-hooded Mk lIs, was commanded by Sqn Ldr Neil Cameron, who had seven claims, including three and one shared victories from his varied service in the UK, Russia and the Middle East.