As Close As Brothers

THE HISTORY CHANNEL – Friday 28 December, 7.30pm

This is the story of Andrew Mynarski a 27-year-old man who literally walked through hell to help save a friend’s life. June 13th, 1944, a Lancaster screams through the sky above France. The captain struggles to keep the dying plane level, but the situation is hopeless. He orders the crew to bailout. Before he jumps mid-upper gunner Andrew Mynarski realises Pat Brophy is stuck at his post and plunges through burning hydraulic fluid to help his friend. For this act of courage Mynarski was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross; an award only bestowed upon one other airman in the whole RCAF during World War Two.

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