Holy Smokes! This just screams for a movie. Allies fishing and foxhunting with the Germans? Just when you thought you've heard every story that ever came out of WW2.
Glad the story mentioned the fact that the United States pulled the citizenship of anyone who went to fight for a foriegn nation, while we were neutral. It always bothers me when I see that scene from "Pearl Harbor." Ben Afleck says, "I'm shipping out. The Air Corps is sending me to fight with the Eagle Squadron!"
The Air Corps never did any such thing! All of those guys were civilians, who gave up their U.S. citizenship and went to Canada to join the Canadian Air Force. Some could not wait for the U.S. to get into the war and were anxious to fight. Others found that the entrance standards weren't as high as the Air Corps, after being turned down. (The U.S. would later lower their too).
How the hell could the Air Corps send pilots off to fight in a war that the country wasn't even involved in!?
Okay, anyway, good find. Very interesting. Would like to find out more about this.
"From our orbital vantage point, we observe an earth without borders, full of peace, beauty and magnificence, and we pray that humanity as a whole can imagine a borderless world as we see it, and strive to live as one in peace."
Astronaut William C. McCool RIP, January 29, 2003 - Space Shuttle Columbia