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F/O David B Bell-Salter of No 253 Squadron RAF was shot down over the Sussex coast on 2 September 1940. Unable to pull out the harness pin with his hypothermic hands, he managed to exit the aircraft at 1,500ft, but rendered unconscious as he went through the airflow in a full-throttle dive. He came to at 100ft, hanging upside down by one leg with a single rigging line caught behind his knee. He sustained several crushed vertebrae, dislocated shoulders, a broken knee and his right heel…

F/O David B Bell-Salter of No 253 Squadron RAF was shot down over the Sussex coast on 2 September 1940. Unable to pull out the harness pin with his hypothermic hands, he managed to exit the aircraft at 1,500ft, but rendered unconscious as he went through the airflow in a full-throttle dive. He came to at 100ft, hanging upside down by one leg with a single rigging line caught behind his knee. He sustained several crushed vertebrae, dislocated shoulders, a broken knee and his right heel…