Alfie Martin was the bomb-aimer of a Halifax bomber shot down on the French-Belgian border. He baled out and was fortunate to be sheltered by a family for six weeks and who had connections with the Comet Escape Line. He was taken by couriers to the Spanish border near St Jean de Luz where a Basque guide took him over the Pyrenees into Spain. Taken to Gibraltar he flew back to England two months after being shot down. He was awarded the DFC.
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