New Zealand aircrew captured by elements of the Todt Organisation



New Zealand aircrew captured by elements of the Todt Organisation


An airman with a parachute trailing on the ground behind him is surrounded by a boy and two military personnel. A farmer is standing nearby. The men in uniform are pointing guns at the airman whilst the local boy is moving towards him. Two aircraft are flying in the distance. A black car is parked on the left-hand side and a village is close by.

Label reads “114”; signed by the author; caption reads “9 Giugno 1944. Elementi tedeschi dell‘Organizzazione Tod ai lavori sulle piste aeree di Lavariano-Sammardenchia-Risano, catturano un componente dell‘ equipaggio neozelandese lanciatosi con il paracadute.”

Caption translates as: “9 June 1944. German members of the Organisation Todt working on the Lavariano, Sammardenchia, and Risano airstrips captured a New Zealand aircrew who had bailed out.”

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Angiolino Filiputti, “New Zealand aircrew captured by elements of the Todt Organisation,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 25, 2024,

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