Leslie Howard: Was “Gone with the Wind” star assassinated by the Nazis?

Actor and producer, Leslie Howard, disappeared on 1st June 1943 when the now infamous KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Flight 777, he was travelling in from Lisbon, Portugal to Bristol was attacked by the Luftwaffe over the Bay of Biscay, killing all seventeen on-board. The Germans are believed to have thought British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was on-board. Churchill was indeed in Algiers around that time and later wrote in his autobiography that a mistake was clearly made about his movements, which must have cost Howard his life. But, recent research suggests that Howard may have in fact been the target himself. Continue reading “Leslie Howard: Was “Gone with the Wind” star assassinated by the Nazis?”