Today in 1941 - January 31 - Josef Jakobs landed by parachute near the village of Ramsey in Huntingdonshire
At about 7:30 pm local time, Josef landed in a potato field on Dovehouse Farm, near the village of Ramsey in Huntingdonshire. Josef's arrival went unnoticed by the inhabitants of Dovehouse Farm and nearby Wistow Fen Farm. It was a cold, dark, January night and everyone was tucked inside, snug and warm around the Aga cooker.
Josef would spend the next 12 hours, alone in the clammy mud of an English field, awaiting discovery by peasant farmers.