Karel Margry describes Operation ‘Alan’: the operation in October 1944 to capture this Dutch town. It Happened Here – The Bombay Explosion – Kevin Patience describes the explosion of the Liberty Ship Fort Stikine on April 14, 1944. Readers’ Investigations – Major Martin. .. the story continues – Further revelations in the efforts to name ‘The Man who Never Was’. United Kingdom – GI Baby – Edna Joan Virginia and her search to find her American father. 50 Years Ago – Hitler’s 50th Birthday Parade – The massive parade held in Berlin in 1939.