Monday, July 13, 2020

The Explorers' Club, № DCCLIX

Operation AXIOM: After the World War—The Polish-Soviet War, Part II
13 July 1920: Merian C. Cooper was shot down & taken P.O.W. by the Red Army—A veteran of the United States Army Air Service during the World War & later famous as the director & producer of King Kong, Cooper was serving in the Kościuszko Squadron (the Polish 7th Air Escadrille), a unit of mostly American pilots flying for Poland; he was a P.O.W. for nine months before escaping into Latvia.

Lest we forget.

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