"Apparently he was in a Lysander"

Westland Lysander
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The Westland Lysander was used by the RAF and the Canadian and US Airforces for its ability to take off and land on  any rough pathway or field.  This capability made it highly suitable for secret missions requiring a landing in enemy territory.  The planes were designed to carry one passenger, but could take three if necessary.

A special squadron of black-painted Lysanders was formed to support the SOE's missions into Occupied France.

The aircraft was named after the Spartan general who defeated the Athenians in 405BC.