Friday, November 1, 2013

So loyal, so brave, the dog who flew against the Luftwaffe

Via WiscoDave

War dog: When gunner Robert Bozdech, right, crashed near a French farmhouse, the last thing he expected to find was the German shepherd Antis, left. But the two became inseparable, with Antis sneaking inside Robert's plane

Antis the German shepherd was discovered as a puppy in No Man's Land

RAF gunner Robert Bozdech adopted him as a member of 311 Squadron

Dog saved lives and could hear Luftwaffe planes before they arrived

Eventually he stowed away aboard Robert's aircraft, risking death and injury

He was awarded the Dickin medal for 'outstanding devotion to duty'

Rising to a kneeling position, and miraculously unhurt, he spotted what looked like an old farmhouse 100 yards or so to the north. At a crouch he moved towards it.

Although there were no footprints in the snow, he could hear faint sounds of movement inside. Cocking his pistol, he gingerly pushed open the front door.

‘Get your hands up!’ he shouted in halting French. ‘Show yourself! Now!’

More @  Daily Mail

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