404 1944 – The Lost Airman
  • Debrief

    Arthur is debriefed after arriving in Gibraltar. Here is some of the pages from that debrief where Arthur details his life for the last 6+ months. The places he went, the people he went, the trying times he lived through, etc.

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  • Safe & Sound

    By car, Arthur and Cleaver are transported to the port of Algeciras.  They board a fishing boat for a risky seven-mile trip to the British fortress of Gibraltar.  Arthur arrives safely in Gibraltor. He is back on Allied controlled territory for the first time in more than 6 months. He sends a telegram home to

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  • Seville

    Arthur and Cleaver are driven 332 miles from Madrid to Seville.

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  • Madrid

    Arthur and Cleaver are brought to Madrid.

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  • Figuere To Barcelona

    Arthur and Cleaver are taken from Figueres to Barcelona.  There, they are issued identification papers.

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  • Escaping Across The Pyrenees

    Arthur, Cleaver, and their mountain guide make a nightmarish crossing of the Pyrenees and reach the Spanish border just before their German pursuers.  The two escapees are brought to the town of Figueres.

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  • Pyrenees Foothills

    By truck, Arthur and Cleaver endure an eight-hour drive to the Pyrenees foothills.

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  • Time To Leave

    With the Gestapo closing in, Marcel Taillandier arranges a dangerous escape from Toulouse across the Pyrenees Mountains to neutral Spain.  Arthur and Cleaver are driven by Morhange to Perpignan, near the Spanish border.

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  • Meet RFW Cleaver

    April-May 1944:  Arthur is brought back to the house of Tholouse.  In mid-April, Arthur meets downed R.A.F. bomber pilot Lieutenant R.F.W. Cleaver.

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  • Recovery In The Marquis

    Arthur recovers from a brutal beating during his arrest/interrogation while hiding out in the maquis.  

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