Do CIA Files Prove Errol Flynn Was a Nazi Spy?

July 11, 2009

(ChattahBox)—Errol Flynn, the swashbuckling Hollywood actor from the 30s and 40s, known for his signature pencil-thin mustache, notorious womanizing and his dashing sword fighting in films, such as the “The Adventures of Robin Hood,” was also believed to be a Nazi sympathizer.

And declassified U.S. CIA files suggest Flynn may even have been recruited, as a Nazi spy.

As his daughter Rory and grandson Sean, prepare to honor Flynn’s life later this month on the day the former actor would have turned 100 years old, allegations of Flynn’s anti-Semitism and Nazi sympathizing are emerging once again.

Biographer Charles Higham wrote a book in 1980, entitled “Errol Flynn: The Untold Story,” in which he presented his case of Flynn’s support of Hitler’s Fascist Nazi regime. Higham claims that Flynn was raised in Tasmania, Australia during the 1920s in a racist household.

Flynn later befriended, Hermann Erben in the 1930s, a notorious Nazi party member, former head of German intelligence in Mexico during the World War II and an Austrian doctor.

The declassified CIA files reveal an anti-Semitic letter sent from Flynn to Erben complaining of a “slimy Jew” who was trying to cheat him. “I do wish we could bring Hitler over here to teach these Isaacs a thing or two,” wrote Flynn.

Additional allegations include Flynn’s spying for the Nazis on German volunteers fighting in the Spanish Civil War, which led to the deaths of family members of the German volunteers.

Higham also claims in his book that Flynn visited with Hitler in 1938 at his Bavarian retreat.

Other Flynn historians question Higham’s evidence that Flynn was an actual Nazi spy, although admitting he had a dubious past.

*Errol Flynn died on October 14, 1959 at the age of 50 from a massive heart attack.


*Corrected error on date of death from October 9 to October 14.


2 Responses to “Do CIA Files Prove Errol Flynn Was a Nazi Spy?”

  1. Ben on July 13th, 2009 11:42 am

    What slander! Errol Flynn was not a Nazi spy and where is this source from the CIA? There is none! The author has not done any homework as he cannot even get the date correct of his death! Which was 14 of October 1959!

    Errol Flynn was a British patriot and gave his services free to HMS GOV.
    True he did not like greedy cheating Zionist usury bankers and lawyers but he was NOT anti-Semitic as many were his friends and would confirm such.

  2. SlyMongoose on July 13th, 2009 8:11 pm

    I guess there isn’t enough news today so they dig this up from the old trash bin. Why is this important at this time? How does this garbage (true or not) get to the newslines anyway??!! Who’s in charge of letting this type of “story” out and why is it important journalism anyway??? Where does this end???

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