rex copyRex Sanders was the lead navigator for two top-secret reconnaissance operations over the Soviet Union in the early 1950s.  Flying  a USAF RB-45C carrying RAF markings, he made two flights on Operation Ju-Jitsu to gather electronic and photographic intelligence.  He had served on Halifax’s during the Second World War joining his squadron as the Battle of Berlin commenced in 1943-44.  His 33 operations earned him the DFC.  Later in his RAF career he specialised in guided weapons.

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