The Forgotten 500

The Forgotten 500

Streaming Audiobook - 2007
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The astonishing, never-before-told story of the greatest rescue mission of World War II-when the OSS set out to recover more than 500 airmen trapped behind enemy lines...During a bombing campaign, hundreds of American airmen were shot down in Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia. Local Serbian villagers risked their own lives to give refuge to the soldiers, and for months the airmen lived in hiding, waiting for rescue.In 1944, Operation Halyard was born. The risks were incredible. The starving Americans in Yugoslavia had to construct a landing strip-without tools, without alerting the Germans, and without endangering the villagers. And the rescue planes had to make it through enemy airspace and back-without getting shot down themselves.Classified for over half a century for political reasons, the full account of this unforgettable story of loyalty, self-sacrifice, and bravery is now being told for the first time. The Forgotten 500 is the breathtaking, behind-the-scenes look at the greatest escape of World War II.
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Media, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2007
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781400125227
1400125227
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (660 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Lawlor, Patrick
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Dec 28, 2014

A full an complete history of the World War II Rescue Mission known as Operation Halyard including the involvement of the 15th Air Force, OSS, and Yugoslavian General Draza Mihailovic.

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