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The Resource The Lost Airman : a true story of escape from Nazi-occupied France, Seth Meyerowitz ; with Peter F. Stevens

The Lost Airman : a true story of escape from Nazi-occupied France, Seth Meyerowitz ; with Peter F. Stevens

Label
The Lost Airman : a true story of escape from Nazi-occupied France
Title
The Lost Airman
Title remainder
a true story of escape from Nazi-occupied France
Statement of responsibility
Seth Meyerowitz ; with Peter F. Stevens
Title variation
A story of escape from Nazi-occupied France
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bronx-born top turret-gunner Arthur Meyerowitz was on his second mission when he was shot down in 1943. He was one of only two men on the B-24 Liberator known as "Harmful Lil Armful" who escaped death or immediate capture on the ground. After fleeing the wreck, Arthur knocked on the door of an isolated farmhouse, whose owners hastily took him in. Fortunately, his hosts not only despised the Nazis but had a tight connection to the French resistance group Morhange and its founder, Marcel Taillandier. Arthur and Taillandier formed an improbable bond as the resistance leader arranged for Arthur's transfers among safe houses in southern France, shielding him from the Gestapo. Based on recently declassified material, exclusive personal interviews, and extensive research into the French Resistance,The Lost Airman tells the tense and riveting story of Arthur?s trying months in Toulouse?masquerading as a deaf mute and working with a downed British pilot to evade the Nazis?and of his hair-raising journey to freedom involving a perilous trek over the Pyrenees and a voyage aboard a fishing boat with U-boats lurking below and Luftwaffe fighters looming above. With photographs and maps included, this is a never-before-told true story of endurance, perseverance, and escape during World War II
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 940.54/4973092
  • B
Illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
D802.F8
LC item number
M47 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The Lost Airman : a true story of escape from Nazi-occupied France, Seth Meyerowitz ; with Peter F. Stevens
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 299 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781592409297
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2015025114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map
Label
The Lost Airman : a true story of escape from Nazi-occupied France, Seth Meyerowitz ; with Peter F. Stevens
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 299 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781592409297
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2015025114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map

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