Hell's Belle: From a B-17 to Stalag 17B; Based on the by Randall L. Rasmussen

By Randall L. Rasmussen

It was once December three, 1943, and American warplanes have been on task over Nazi Germany. Sergeant William Rasmussen was once the ball turret gunner at the Hell’s Belle, a B-17 heavy bomber. in the course of considered one of its missions, the Belle was once shot down and the captured American flyers have been despatched to the infamous German legal camp Stalag 17B. In Stalag the yankee prisoners of warfare needed to take care of the tough ideas imposed by means of the German Commandant in addition to deplorable residing stipulations: dirt, sour chilly, hunger and disorder. informed in the course of the eyes of 1 younger flyer, the ebook has continuous motion, emotion and humor, and captures the upbeat and undefeatable spirit of America’s most interesting younger males who served the USA in the course of WWII. RANDALL L. RASMUSSEN, M.D. used his father’s memoirs, “From a B-17 to Stalag 17B,” because the foundation for this e-book. Dr. Rasmussen additionally explored William Rasmussen’s notes, the verbal historical past that he recorded on the neighborhood library, examine fabric, and memories of the narratives he heard his father inform such a lot of occasions through the years. William Rasmussen used to be a well-liked visitor speaker at press golf equipment, library golf equipment and repair enterprises in Michigan’s reduce peninsula close to his domestic. His narratives have been loved immensely in view that he had a unique reward of having the ability to captivate audiences as they shared his studies flying over Nazi Germany and being a prisoner of war.

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