We received a sealed packet from our counterparts in Paris. Looks like someone had to make another trip upstairs…but no one volunteered. After a few minutes of standoff, I sheepishly agreed to go.
Miss Nellie was busy with a series of calculations when I knocked. "An international incident?" she asked as she took a quick glance a the yellow sheet with the ominous header Deuxième Bureau. Happily, it was from the less worrisome police de l’Air.
Apparently, the DC-2 pilot manfredc3 landed near the aerodrome at Paris Le Bourget (LFPB). He came down in the countryside near the commune of Noissy-en-France about 8 kilometers northeast of the airfield. He had to walk to the airport and convince two local members of the maintenance staff to work overtime and drive their trucks over to...