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Here you will learn of the inventive ways prisoners dealt with the boredom and uncertainty, of a young POWs dreams and fears, and of the harrowing final days of the war when the captives were marched from place to place with the sound of advancing guns getting ever louder.
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Daniel C. McKee was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. He joined the Air Corps soon after Pearl Harbor. After graduating from pilot training in Waco, Texas, he was sent to Liberal, Kansas for B-24 training. He was then sent to Tonapah, Nevada for crew training. In April of 1944 he flew a new B-24 bomber across the Atlantic Ocean to join the Fifteenth Air Force in Italy. On his 25th mission he was shot down over Vienna, Austria on June 26, 1944. He was then transferred to Stalag Luft III in Sagan, Germany. He was assigned to the Center Compound, Barracks 43, Combine 12. As Stalag Luft III was evacuated in January 1945, he marched with 10,000 other airmen through the roads of Germany. Part of the prisoners were sent to Stalag VII A at Mooseburg, Germany where all prisoners were liberated by the Third Army on April 25, 1945
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Book Description Smithfield Pr, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0941037975