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Rite of Passage : a Teenager's Chronicle of Combat and Captivity in Nazi Germany.

Author: Ray Matheny; Gen Johannes Steinhoff
Publisher: Chicago : American Legacy Media, 2009.
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Drawing on a vast array of original source material that has survived for decades and previously classified information, this thrilling narrative history documents a young soldier's miraculous survival in war-torn Europe during World War II. Soon after joining the U.S. Army Corps, a wiry, baby-faced 17-year-old found himself a seasoned warrior desperately battling head-to-head against the Luftwaffe's best fighter  Read more...
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Biography
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Matheny, Ray.
Rite of Passage : A Teenager's Chronicle of Combat and Captivity in Nazi Germany.
Chicago : American Legacy Media, ©2009
Named Person: Ray T Matheny; Ray T Matheny
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Matheny; Gen Johannes Steinhoff
ISBN: 9780981848969 0981848966
OCLC Number: 795120302
Description: 1 online resource (347 pages)
Contents: Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; FOREWORD; PREFACE; PROLOGUE; PART I --
THE DEACON'S SINNERS' WAR; CHAPTER 1: AERIAL GUNNERY SCHOOL; CHAPTER 2: COMBAT FLIGHT TRAINING; CHAPTER 3: TO EUROPE; CHAPTER 4: FLYING THE ATLANTIC; CHAPTER 5: INITIATION TO THE ETO; CHAPTER 6: BREMEN; CHAPTER 7: THE FINAL BATTLES; PART II: LIFE AS A TEENAGE POW; CHAPTER 8: THE ENEMY REVEALED; CHAPTER 9: SURVIVAL IN STALAG 17-B; CHAPTER 10: THE BEGINNING OF THE END; CHAPTER 11 : THE TOLL OF ANOTHER WINTER; CHAPTER 12: THE FORCED MARCH; CHAPTER 13: LIBERATION; CHAPTER 14: COMING HOME; EPILOGUE. Return to austriaacknowledgements; references; glossary; aircraft descriptions.
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Drawing on a vast array of original source material that has survived for decades and previously classified information, this thrilling narrative history documents a young soldier's miraculous survival in war-torn Europe during World War II. Soon after joining the U.S. Army Corps, a wiry, baby-faced 17-year-old found himself a seasoned warrior desperately battling head-to-head against the Luftwaffe's best fighter pilots over Nazi Germany. Having amazingly escaped the fiery wreckage of his B-17, he relied on his ingenuity and determination to get him through two bitter winters in confinement as.

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