Two years after the United States entered the Second World War, 21-year-old college student James D. Pascoe was called up and served in the U. S. Army Air Force. The California native trained as a tail gunner, and was assigned to a B-26 Marauder. On his tenth mission, Pascoe was shot down over the French countryside. Aided by the Résistance, he was on the run for weeks until betrayed to the Nazis. Captured and imprisoned, he spent the remainder of the war as a POW.
This memoir, based on the daily journal Pascoe kept through the war, tells the story of an ordinary American - from civilian to POW and back again.
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