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Clandestine operations in one of the most controversial wars in history set the stage for one of the strangest and unique air battles ever fought.
The remarkable story of the "luckiest man alive."
On the evening of March 29, 1943. During World War II, a young crew of seven boarded their Short Stirling bomber, with serial BK716, for their third mission. The target was Berlin, a feared destination, because of the heavy anti-air defence. That night, BK716 disappeared. For decades, nobody knew what happened to the aircraft and her crew, until last year.
Edwin Alliott Verdon Roe was responsible for designing the first aircraft with an enclosed cabin and patented the control column. During World War I, thousands of AVRO 504 biplanes served in combat and as training aircraft.