“House of Alphonse”, Operation Bonaparte

“Good Evening to the House of Alphonse…,” by John G. Hubbell, appeared in the Reader’s Digest (Canadian edition), September, 1966, pp. 32-39.  The story describes “Operation Bonaparte,” a part of the “Shelburne Line.”  (For more information on the Shelburne Line on this website, go to https://airforceescape.org/newsletters/ and scroll down to the pdf file entitled “Shelburne U.S.A. 1976”.  On the inside of the front cover is a map of the places referred to in the story.  On the next three pages of “Shelburne U.S.A. 1976” you will find text and photos pertaining to the escape line.  See also the eulogy about Raymond LaBrosse in the Winter 1988 AFEES newsletter, pg. 8B and the news story about him on pg. 9.  See also a brief article on the Shelburne Line in the June 1997 issue of the AFEES newsletter (see https://airforceescape.org/newsletters/ and scroll down to the June 1997 issue).

John G. Hubbell, "Good Evening to the House of Alphonse", Reader's Digest, Sept. 1966, p. 32

John G. Hubbell, "Good Evening to the House of Alphonse", Reader's Digest, Sept. 1966, p. 33

John G. Hubbell, "Good Evening to the House of Alphonse", Reader's Digest, Sept. 1966, p. 34

John G. Hubbell, "Good Evening to the House of Alphonse", Reader's Digest, Sept. 1966, p. 35

John G. Hubbell, "Good Evening to the House of Alphonse", Reader's Digest, Sept. 1966, p. 36

John G. Hubbell, "Good Evening to the House of Alphonse", Reader's Digest, Sept. 1966, p. 37

John G. Hubbell, "Good Evening to the House of Alphonse", Reader's Digest, Sept. 1966, p. 38

John G. Hubbell, "Good Evening to the House of Alphonse", Reader's Digest, Sept. 1966, p. 39

Operation Bonaparte

To view a very informative and profusely illustrated 24-page booklet about “Operation Bonaparte” and the Shelburn Line, click on the following link: Operation Bonaparte.  It opens a pdf file containing the booklet.  When I clicked on it, it took about 50 seconds to load.  The front cover of the booklet appears as follows:

 

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