Hell's Belle, from a B-17 to Stalag 17B: Based on the Memoirs of William E. Rasmussen
Randall L. RasmussenISBN: 0865344051;
It was December 3, 1943, and American warplanes were on assignment over Nazi Germany. Sergeant William Rasmussen was the ball turret gunner on the Hell?s Belle, a B-17 heavy bomber. During one of its missions, the Belle was shot downand the captured American flyers were sent to the notorious German prison camp Stalag 17B. In Stalag the American prisoners of war had to deal with the harsh rules imposed by the German Commandant as well as deplorable living conditions: filth, bitter cold, starvation and disease. Told through the eyes of one young flyer, the book has non-stop action, emotion and humor, and captures the upbeat and undefeatable spirit of America?s finest young men who served the United States during WWII.
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