Lost Airmen: The Epic Rescue of WWII U.S. Bomber Crews Stranded Behind Enemy Lines (Hardcover)

Lost Airmen: The Epic Rescue of WWII U.S. Bomber Crews Stranded Behind Enemy Lines By Charles E. Stanley, Jr. Cover Image
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Late in 1944, thirteen U.S. B-24 bomber crews bailed from their cabins over the Yugoslavian wilderness. Bloodied and disoriented after a harrowing strike against the Third Reich, the pilots took refugee with the Partisan underground. But the Americans were far from safety.

Holed up in a village barely able to feed its citizens, encircled by Nazis, and left abandoned after a team of British secret agents failed to secure their escape, the airmen were left with little choice. It was either flee or be killed.

In The Lost Airmen, Charles Stanely Jr. unveils the shocking true story of his father, Charles Stanely-and the eighteen brave soldiers he journeyed with for the first time. Drawing on over twenty years of research, dozens of interviews, and previously unpublished letters, diaries, and memoirs written by the airmen, Stanley recounts the deadly journey across the blizzard-swept Dinaric Alps during the worst winter of the Twentieth Century-and the heroic men who fought impossible odds to keep their brothers in arms alive.

About the Author

Charles E. Stanley Jr., the son of one of the eighteen Lost Airmen, is an internationally recognized expert in the field of U.S. airmen downed in WWII. A graduate of the University of South Carolina and the State University of New York, Stanley is a member of the Society for Military History.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781684512621
ISBN-10: 168451262X
Publisher: Regnery History
Publication Date: March 15th, 2022
Pages: 320
Language: English