Her Fighter Pilot Husband Went Missing During WWII – But 60 Years On She Learnt The Phenomenal Truth

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D-Day, the massive amphibious invasion of Europe that would ultimately end in Hitler’s squalid suicide in a Berlin bunker, kicked off on June 6, 1944. This meant that Billie was now regularly in the thick of combat action, providing air support to ground troops as they fought their way across Europe.

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Peggy remembered, “He told me very little about what he was doing. There was a lot of censoring of the mail, but I knew he was flying missions.” Indeed he was, and during this time Lieutenant Harris was honored with two Air Medals with 11 oak leaf clusters and a Distinguished Flying Cross.

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