Len Whitman – Glider Pilot – Operation Varsity

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Len Whitman

Len Whitman flew a glider filled with paratroops in Operation Varsity. Upon landing, a German machine gun opened fire, killing all aboard except Len, who was able to escape out the co-pilot’s window. He found paratroopers and joined them as they moved through the countryside until they found an assembly point, and he could be returned to his unit.

Date of Interview: October 14, 2013

Interviewer: Heather Steele

Transcribed: Yes

Format: Standard Definition Video

Length: 63 minutes

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