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Author Okerstrom, Dennis R., 1946-
Title The final mission of Bottoms Up : a World War II pilot's story / Dennis R. Okerstrom.
Imprint Columbia, Missouri ; London : University of Missouri Press, [2011]

Author Okerstrom, Dennis R., 1946-
Series The American military experience series
American military experience series.
Subject Lamar, Lee (Edgar Lee), 1921-
Bottoms Up (B-24 bomber)
United States. Army Air Forces -- Biography.
Stalag Luft I.
B-24 (Bomber)
Bomber pilots -- United States -- Biography.
Air pilots, Military -- United States -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American.
Prisoners of war -- United States -- Biography.
Prisoners of war -- Germany -- Biography.
Prisoners of war -- Germany -- Barth.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German.
Description 1 online resource (x, 254 pages) : illustrations, portraits.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-247) and index.
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.
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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780826272676 (electronic bk.)
0826272673 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 781635708
Additional Format Print version: Okerstrom, Dennis. Final mission of Bottoms Up. Columbia, Missouri ; London : University of Missouri Press, ©2011 9780826219480 (OCoLC)711050971

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