Obituary: Daring Pilot Who Stole V-2 From Nazis

Kazimierz ‘Paddy’ Szrajer

Kazimierz “Paddy” Szrajer, who has died aged 92, played a key part in a nail-biting behind-the-lines mission to retrieve a captured rocket from the Nazi’s secret V-2 wonder-weapon programme.


Kazimierz Szrajer

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They did things differently back in WWII.  The powers that be had no problem risking men’s lives on daring gambles if they thought it would help win the war.  They understood that sometimes you have to break a few eggs to make an omelet and the allies had a lot of eggs, and they were cheap.