Stan Hope was flying over Belgium when he lost one engine. When the other started to show signs of failure, it was time to leave the aircraft. He'd never parachuted before but managed to land in a field of cows.

Stan made it as far as the Pyrenees but was then captured. He spent months in prison and was poorly treated by the Gestapo.

Stan Hope

Stan Hope was an RAF evader on the Comète Line. He eventually reached the Pyrenees before being captured with the late Andrée De Jongh (aka “Dédée").


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