Coffin Corner Boys

Coffin Corner Boys

One Bomber, Ten Men, and Their Harrowing Escape From Nazi-occupied France

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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.
Publisher: Washington, DC : Regnery History, 2018
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781621576266
1621576264
Branch Call Number: 940.544973 AVRIETT
Characteristics: xxi, 266 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Starks, George W. - Author
Shuler, E.G.

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Fast paced, gripping, told in their own words. Great read for all ages.

Fast paced, gripping, told in their own words. Great read for all ages.


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ALB126
Nov 05, 2018

Good read. Some of the experiences in occupied France could have been elaborated on a little more and the last ten chapters could have been truncated. So was the co-pilot William Wallace (Chapter 44) or Warren Wilson as indicated under the group photo?

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ferm_dawg
Oct 08, 2018

A great read. The writing style, in my opinion, comes across close to a elementary level book. I really did enjoy this amazing tale, but it could have been so much more. What these men went through, and thier helpers in Europe. Wow.

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Bookworm1562
Sep 01, 2018

Amazing story. The context and drama could have been described better. It'll make a great movie someday.

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lilypad_1
Jun 30, 2018

This would make a great movie, the action is breath taking, the emotions are palpable, and it is true life. I have read lots of WW2 books but this one about American pilots that were shot down and each one making his way out of occupied France is really an epic. I am truly sorry that this really happened but these men are true heroes and were ready to jump back in as soon as they could, really amazing.

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