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Author Okerstrom, Dennis

Title The final mission of Bottoms Up : a World War II pilot's story / Dennis R. Okerstrom
Published Columbia, Missouri ; London : University of Missouri Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 254 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Series The American military experience series
American military experience series.
Contents Over Udine, Italy -- Krvavici, Croatia -- The 1930s -- 1941-42 -- The crew -- Overseas at last -- Spinazzola, Italy -- First combat -- Finally ... mission countdown -- It's not all combat ... -- Mission after mission after ... -- 18 November 1944 -- What hath God wrought -- "Vor you, der var iss ofer" -- Interrogation and isolation -- 8 December 1944-1 May 1945 -- 30 April-20 June 1945 -- Home at last -- Olathe, Kansas -- The crew -- Short focused -- The real work -- Pula Croatia
Summary On November 18, 1944, the end of the war in Europe finally in sight, American co-pilot Lieutenant Lee Lamar struggled alongside pilot Randall Darden to keep Bottoms Up, their B-24J Liberator, in the air. Over Pula in what is now Croatia, they were once more hit by German fire. Lamar all but surrendered to death before fortuitously bailing out and being captured. in 2006 Lamar received an email from Croatian archaeologist Luka Bekic who had discovered the wreckage of Bottoms Up
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-247) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Lamar, Lee (Edgar Lee), 1921-
United States. Army Air Forces -- Biography.
Bottoms Up (B-24 bomber)
Stalag Luft I.
Air pilots, Military -- United States -- Biography.
B-24 (Bomber)
Bomber pilots -- United States -- Biography.
Prisoners of war -- Germany -- Biography.
Prisoners of war -- Germany -- Barth.
Prisoners of war -- United States -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Personal narratives.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0826219489
0826272673 (electronic bk.)
9780826272676 (electronic bk.)