My father was shot down during his second sortie (414 Army Cooperation Squadron) over Dieppe around 11:00 am. on August 19. He managed to “ditch” his Mustang just off the beach and a soldier swam to his aircraft, pulling him unconscious from the cockpit, and dragging him back to the landing craft then taking soldiers off the beaches at the end of the raid. He woke up to find he was in a landing craft with “South Saskatchewans and Camerons.” We have never found out who the soldier was who saved my father’s life, but if there is any reference in “Green Beach” or in the war diaries to this incident we would love to find it.
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