Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Smallwood, William L., author

Title Valor, guts, and luck : a B-17 tailgunner's survival story during World War II / William L. Smallwood
Published Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, 2014
Online access available from:
JSTOR eBooks    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource
Contents Mission number thirteen -- Little Slats -- I want you! -- The new crew -- Off to Ridgewell -- Into the deadly skies -- Brutal skies -- The final mission -- Prisoner patient -- Stalag Luft VI -- Deeper into the inferno -- Stalag Luft IV -- Goons, ferrets, and some good guy stories -- Winter descends -- Descent into the fifth circle -- Man as animal -- The decision -- Escape and ecstasy -- The doctors take over -- Going home -- The rest of the story
Summary The story of B - 17 tailgunner Lowell ""Slats"" Slayton who beat the odds during WW II - including being shot down, captured and held as a POW, and forced to march 300 miles from Poland to western Germany on the Black March during one of the coldest winters on record
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Slayton, Lowell, 1923-2013.
United States. Army Air Forces -- Aerial gunners -- Biography.
United States. Army Air Forces. Bombardment Group, 381st -- Biography.
Stalag Luft IV -- Biography.
B-17 bomber -- History -- 20th century.
Death marches -- Germany.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Western Front.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1612346928
1612346995 (electronic bk.)
9781612346991 (electronic bk.)