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The Death of Leslie Howard – Shot Down Over the Bay of Biscay on 1 June 1943

On 1 June 1943, the plane carrying the English actor, Leslie Howard, was shot down by the Luftwaffe over the Bay of Biscay.

To commemorate the day, here is a newspaper story – published just two days after the event – that reports on this very sad loss.

Historical rumour has it that the Nazis thought the plane was actually carrying Winston Churchill.

Aberdeen Journal – Thursday 03 June 1943

Image © D.C.Thomson & Co. Ltd. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000578/19430603/009/0001

Aberdeen Journal – Thursday 03 June 1943

Image © D.C.Thomson & Co. Ltd. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000578/19430603/009/0001

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