British Agent Parachuted While Dressed as a Nun

Many women of the SOE deployed in civvy apparel, dresses, heels etc. This is well known.

VH
 
Was she wearing a HAT.

Fortunately for us, the Daily Mirror has a picture of her (or so they would have us believe) wearing a prototype
parachuting helmet for nuns. According to their picture, it appears that the nuns dropped en-mass(e), from a US aircraft.
Nun-Main.jpg


http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/church-choristers-secret-life-spy-3897991

However, the Daily Mail has chosen to show in their article that she jumped from what looks like a German Junkers.
article-2702634-1FE7263600000578-59_634x449.jpg


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ope-dressed-NUN-spy-Allies-dies-aged-94.html#
 

Well the Eastbourne Herald is becoming, perhaps like she was, a little more unbalanced.

Not content with the story of a rescuing a rabid agent by landing in a field outside Berlin, a flight that surely would have gone down in the annuls of Special Operations flights, this week they are treating us to more episodes of her amazing escapades.
“He spun around and pointed his gun at me and told me to walk over and stand with my back to the wall and that was his big mistake because while my back was turned to him I got my gun out of my cloak and as I turned I shot his gun out of his hand..."

And as if SIS didn't have sufficient clandestine assets in Europe during the early cold war that they had to bring over a nurse from UK to disguise herself as a male Russian officer to smuggle someone over the Russian (sic) border.
http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/n...less-lives-during-her-time-as-a-spy-1-6201129

If anyone really wants to read a low key and honest account of the variety of tasks carried out by a Briton working for SIS and Special Forces during the war, they'd be much better off getting hold of a copy of "The Quiet Operator" the biography of Major Len Willmott, Royal Signals.
 
Fortunately for us, the Daily Mirror has a picture of her (or so they would have us believe) wearing a prototype
parachuting helmet for nuns. According to their picture, it appears that the nuns dropped en-mass(e), from a US aircraft.
Nun-Main.jpg


http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/church-choristers-secret-life-spy-3897991

However, the Daily Mail has chosen to show in their article that she jumped from what looks like a German Junkers.
article-2702634-1FE7263600000578-59_634x449.jpg


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ope-dressed-NUN-spy-Allies-dies-aged-94.html#

I don't think that the lower photo shows Junker aircraft. Unlike, most other parachute nations, the Germans had a single line suspension point which they dangled from. Those troops look like pre WW2 Russians with the aircraft being Antonovs.
 
That would work.....

"Achtung Hans...siehst du das am Himmel, ein feindlicher Fallschirmspringer.....!"

"Quatsch, Erik es ist nur ein alter Nonne!"
 
It wouldn't have worked if German parachutists had landed dressed as nuns, my Grandad always shot any nuns he saw!

Usually with a cry of "take that you fooking dickie dodging dried up old bagwitches!"
 

greyfergie

MIA
Book Reviewer
Fortunately for us, the Daily Mirror has a picture of her (or so they would have us believe) wearing a prototype
parachuting helmet for nuns. According to their picture, it appears that the nuns dropped en-mass(e), from a US aircraft.
Nun-Main.jpg


http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/church-choristers-secret-life-spy-3897991

However, the Daily Mail has chosen to show in their article that she jumped from what looks like a German Junkers.
article-2702634-1FE7263600000578-59_634x449.jpg


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ope-dressed-NUN-spy-Allies-dies-aged-94.html#
A crucifix shaped rip cord? Surely that may catch on something....
 

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