The Pittsburgh Press (July 16, 1943)
Berne, Switzerland (UP) –
Swiss anti-aircraft gunners shot down two British planes early Tuesday morning, an official army announcement stated today.
The army headquarters communiqué said:
An inquiry into the causes of the crash of British planes at Bouveret and Sion early Tuesday demonstrates that both were downed by our anti-aircraft.
The British planes which crashed in Switzerland were apparently of the force that attacked Turin in northern Italy Monday night.
The Swiss government several times has protested that planes of the belligerents violate the country’s neutrality by flying over it on their missions.