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The Resource Coffin corner boys : one bomber, ten men, and their harrowing escape from Nazi-occupied France, Carole Engle Avriett with Capt. George W. Starks, WWII B-17 Pilot, the Mighty Eighth ; foreword by Lt. Gen. E.G. "Buck" Shuler, Jr., former Commander Eighth Air Force

Coffin corner boys : one bomber, ten men, and their harrowing escape from Nazi-occupied France, Carole Engle Avriett with Capt. George W. Starks, WWII B-17 Pilot, the Mighty Eighth ; foreword by Lt. Gen. E.G. "Buck" Shuler, Jr., former Commander Eighth Air Force

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Coffin corner boys : one bomber, ten men, and their harrowing escape from Nazi-occupied France
Title
Coffin corner boys
Title remainder
one bomber, ten men, and their harrowing escape from Nazi-occupied France
Statement of responsibility
Carole Engle Avriett with Capt. George W. Starks, WWII B-17 Pilot, the Mighty Eighth ; foreword by Lt. Gen. E.G. "Buck" Shuler, Jr., former Commander Eighth Air Force
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Language
eng
Summary
As a young band of brothers flies over German-occupied France, they come under heavy fire. Their B-17 is shot down and the airmen--stumbling through fields and villages--scatter across Europe. Some struggled to flee for safety. Others were captured immediately and imprisoned. Now, for the first time, their incredible story of grit, survival, and reunion is told
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Avriett, Carole Engle
Dewey number
940.54/49730922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Starks, George W.
  • Shuler, E. G.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Starks, George W
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Escapes
  • Bomber pilots
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Coffin corner boys : one bomber, ten men, and their harrowing escape from Nazi-occupied France, Carole Engle Avriett with Capt. George W. Starks, WWII B-17 Pilot, the Mighty Eighth ; foreword by Lt. Gen. E.G. "Buck" Shuler, Jr., former Commander Eighth Air Force
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Beginnings -- Reconnecting: the "search" trip -- Beginning at sixteen -- Only one jump...ever -- Part II. The crew and first days down -- A whistle signal -- Betrayed by the gendarmes -- "Are you Hebrew?" -- Cognac and eggs -- Meeting up with buddies -- Meeting in a shack -- A casket and a bicycle -- Part III. The helpers and the enemy -- Processing in Frankfurt am Main -- Living with the Videls -- "Get the hell out of here" -- Sitting around a French fireplace -- An engineer's home, a dress shop, and a root cellar -- A squeaky wheel -- Life in Stalag Luft III -- 11, Rue de Saussaies, Gestapo Headquarters, Paris -- Fresnes Prison, Paris -- Dulag Luft and the Forty-and-Eights -- Stalag Luft IV, deeper into Germany -- Angels watching over -- Troop train and a brave man -- The captain -- "Frisco" -- The theater and the stress of POW camp -- One more day -- Steaming clothes on a stove -- The chief of police and Giselle -- A train full of Germans -- Maurice Baverel, a spy for all seasons -- Dr. Charlin and the five-horsepower Peugeot -- Part IV. The final push out -- Worsening conditions -- The black death march -- A small miracle -- Swiss surprise -- Enough of Switzerland -- Rowboat ride at midnight -- Part V. Going home -- George Starks and the Green Hornet -- Irv Baum and Ted Badder -- Dick Morse -- Bill Wyatt with Don Edgerly and Bob Williams -- Andy Brenden with Wally Trinder -- Dale Beery and William Wallace -- Part VI. Finding old friends -- Reconnecting, 1969 -- On to Pontarlier -- The Boillots and Dr. Charlin -- Back with Mike, 1970 -- More visits with friends -- Reunion with the crew -- Epilogue: one more time to France
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 266 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781621576266
Lccn
2017034247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • 1702897
  • (OCoLC)1002043934
  • 1674393
  • (OCoLC)on1002043934
  • 1674393
  • 1702897
  • 1702897
Label
Coffin corner boys : one bomber, ten men, and their harrowing escape from Nazi-occupied France, Carole Engle Avriett with Capt. George W. Starks, WWII B-17 Pilot, the Mighty Eighth ; foreword by Lt. Gen. E.G. "Buck" Shuler, Jr., former Commander Eighth Air Force
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Beginnings -- Reconnecting: the "search" trip -- Beginning at sixteen -- Only one jump...ever -- Part II. The crew and first days down -- A whistle signal -- Betrayed by the gendarmes -- "Are you Hebrew?" -- Cognac and eggs -- Meeting up with buddies -- Meeting in a shack -- A casket and a bicycle -- Part III. The helpers and the enemy -- Processing in Frankfurt am Main -- Living with the Videls -- "Get the hell out of here" -- Sitting around a French fireplace -- An engineer's home, a dress shop, and a root cellar -- A squeaky wheel -- Life in Stalag Luft III -- 11, Rue de Saussaies, Gestapo Headquarters, Paris -- Fresnes Prison, Paris -- Dulag Luft and the Forty-and-Eights -- Stalag Luft IV, deeper into Germany -- Angels watching over -- Troop train and a brave man -- The captain -- "Frisco" -- The theater and the stress of POW camp -- One more day -- Steaming clothes on a stove -- The chief of police and Giselle -- A train full of Germans -- Maurice Baverel, a spy for all seasons -- Dr. Charlin and the five-horsepower Peugeot -- Part IV. The final push out -- Worsening conditions -- The black death march -- A small miracle -- Swiss surprise -- Enough of Switzerland -- Rowboat ride at midnight -- Part V. Going home -- George Starks and the Green Hornet -- Irv Baum and Ted Badder -- Dick Morse -- Bill Wyatt with Don Edgerly and Bob Williams -- Andy Brenden with Wally Trinder -- Dale Beery and William Wallace -- Part VI. Finding old friends -- Reconnecting, 1969 -- On to Pontarlier -- The Boillots and Dr. Charlin -- Back with Mike, 1970 -- More visits with friends -- Reunion with the crew -- Epilogue: one more time to France
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 266 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781621576266
Lccn
2017034247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • 1702897
  • (OCoLC)1002043934
  • 1674393
  • (OCoLC)on1002043934
  • 1674393
  • 1702897
  • 1702897

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