I've been asked to comment on the draft chapter of a book about D-day, and it contains a statement to the effect that the Belgian Resistance "rescued hundreds of downed Allied aircrew". I have a niggle that 'hundreds' is an overstatement and would appreciate any thoughts forumites might have. I'm assuming that 'rescued' implies aircrew were returned to the UK.

Have any figures ever been quoted as to the number of shot-down aircrew that managed to make it back home?

Brian