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The Resource The last mission of the Wham Bam boys : courage, tragedy, and justice in World War II, Gregory A. Freeman

The last mission of the Wham Bam boys : courage, tragedy, and justice in World War II, Gregory A. Freeman

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The last mission of the Wham Bam boys : courage, tragedy, and justice in World War II
Title
The last mission of the Wham Bam boys
Title remainder
courage, tragedy, and justice in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Gregory A. Freeman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Tells the riveting story of a nine-man American bomber crew after they were forced to bail out over Germany in August, 1944. Quickly taken prisoner by a mob of angry farmers, shopkeepers, railroad workers, women, and children, the soldiers were marched into the nearby town of Russelsheim and assaulted with stones, bricks, and wooden clubs before being left for dead at the nearby cemetery. Drawing from trial records, government archives, interviews with family members, and personal letters, author Gregory A. Freeman follows two army officers charged with investigating the murders, and brings to life the dramatic story of how the depravations of war led the citizens of a sleepy German village to commit horrific acts
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DLC
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Freeman, Gregory A
Dewey number
940.54/05
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D757.9.R87
LC item number
F74 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Lynching
  • Russelsheim (Germany)
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Bombing, Aerial
  • Civilians in war
Label
The last mission of the Wham Bam boys : courage, tragedy, and justice in World War II, Gregory A. Freeman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [230]-233) and index
Control code
ocn672300075
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 236 p.
Isbn
9780230108547
Lccn
2010044091
Other control number
40019534297
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)672300075
Label
The last mission of the Wham Bam boys : courage, tragedy, and justice in World War II, Gregory A. Freeman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [230]-233) and index
Control code
ocn672300075
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 236 p.
Isbn
9780230108547
Lccn
2010044091
Other control number
40019534297
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)672300075

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