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- v. make a forced landing
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At this time Squadron Leader Lau is reported missing with his crew; he is hit by flak and has to force-land in the Gross-Wartenberg area and is captured by the Russians.
If you were to ditch/force-land a small plane in the Meditteranean, or in the Tunisian desert, what gear would you want with you?
The pilot noticed oil leakage in the transmission section and informed ATC authorities that he had to force-land.