The Shocking Theft of a US Pilot who Wanted to Become a Nazi

Military History

As First Lieutenant Martin James Monti hitchhiked his way to Naples during the last stretches of World War 2, he knew there was no turning back.

The 22-year-old officer was determined, and eventually made his way to the Pomigliano Airfield, lied to the officers in charge, and basically stole a Lockheed F-5E Lightning. He then flew into German-occupied Milan and joined the Nazis as a propagandist and writer.

During the war, it was not unusual for Americans of European descent to turn against their native country, and Monti’s extremist and isolationist upbringing probably convinced him it was the right thing to do.

However, as the end of the war approached and Germany was losing, Monti had to make a fateful decision: whether to stay with the Nazis and risk being arrested or continue to test the limits of his lying capabilities with the US Army…

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