Monday, April 20, 2009

Leslie Howard Update

Spaniards to erect monument to actor Leslie Howard near where Nazi air force downed his plane -- "MADRID (AP) — 'Gone With the Wind' actor Leslie Howard will be honored as a war hero with a monument in Spain near where his plane was shot down by Nazi fighter pilots during World War II, a historical association said Saturday.

The propeller-shaped sculpture will be unveiled in July near Cedeira bearing the names of those who died aboard the commercial flight from Portugal to Britain in 1943, said the Royal Green Jackets association and author Jose Rey Ximena."

Hat tip to Jeff Segal.

1 comment:

Graham Powell said...

Very interesting. I didn't know Howard was a British agent (though not a covert one).

But I'm pretty sure the Ju88 wasn't a fighter.