The Spy Who Turned

In 1940 a German spy parachuted into Willingham and was eventually captured and converted into a double agent. But all this remained secret until a few years ago his story when his story was published in a national newspaper. Recently, I met a Willingham resident, Irene Ellwood, who remembered the events surrounding the capture of the spy and here recollections will be addedto this page in the near future

In the meantime, the following scans of the newspaper article give the official story (sorry for the poor scans - these are photocopies of the original article).