Rex 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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