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I had to stay in Paris five months and was finally able to escape into Spain in January of 1944. I know that without the efforts of André and the other resistants in Domfront I would not have survived. For many of these courageous people, their activities led to imprisonment and torture. I will never forget them. PAUL H. MCCONNELL Page xiii Translator's Acknowledgments Grateful acknowledgment is made for the permission granted by the late Madeleine Rougeyron to publish the English translation of her husband's book Agents d'Evasion, thereby fulfilling the author's wish, some forty-eight years after the book was first published in France.

They stayed with us for the rest of the evening, and I had a feeling that, had they found an American, they would have hidden him very carefully. At nightfall I had to return to Domfront. I asked my friends to notify me at once should they hear anything about the airmen. Page 18 7 Paul McConnell On Monday, July 5, late in the morning, I received two successive phone calls asking me to go to the Château. When I arrived, the look on my friends' faces told me something was going on. Madame Bourgoin opened the door of the caretakers' house.

Page 24 The fightersI don't remember how manycontinued their attack on our plane. M. and at about eight thousand feet, we encountered heavy and light antiaircraft artillery fire coming from a point not on our maps, north or northwest of Laval. We turned sharply west, then north. When we got out of range, the fighters were still pursuing us, and at that moment, from my navigator compartment, I fired at the cockpit of a Messerschmitt 109, which fell into a tailspin. Then I fired at the trailing aircraft, and it turned back.

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