Steve Darlow, in his book Sledgehammers for Tintacks has written the accounts of the raids on
the Saint Leu caves. Prior to getting a copy of this book, I contacted many
associations in search of information regarding the bombing raids. The Imperial
War Museum helped me with my research and based on B. Corleys book 'Bomber
command', I have put together a collection of crew photos, accounts and
together with my friend Marcel Mavre went in search for many of the crash
sites of the aircraft which failed to return. Scouring the French country
side in search of the crash sites, I have met many families who helped crews
escape capture, however, many of my visits are to towns where only the local
cemeteries hold the answers to some of the final moments for some of the brave
crews whos fight for freedom came to an end whilst on missions to Saint Leu
& Saint Maximin (Trossy).
A huge thank you goes out to all those who have helped me with my research regarding the crews. Beit crew members themselves or family. THANK YOU!