Sidney Cotton risked his life to gather aerial photos during World War II | Boing Boing

Futility Closet 3-4 minutes 11/23/2021

One of the most remarkable pilots of World War II never fired a shot or dropped a bomb. With his pioneering aerial reconnaissance, Sidney Cotton made a vital contribution to Allied planning. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll describe his daring adventures in the war's early months.

We'll also revisit our very first story and puzzle over an unknown Olympian.

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