An inspirational true story of from The Forgotten War of aerial combat and life in a North Korean concentration camp.
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I'm seeking support from aviation & history buffs, family members of veterans who fought in the Korean War, and families of US Air Force veterans to tell this true story of a B-29 crew shot down over North Korean on April 12, 1951; 307th Bomb Group, 371st Bomb Squadron under the command of Captain James Chennault.
Seven crewmen bailed out of a burning B-29 bomber heavily damaged by Soviet Mig-15 jet fighters while on a mission deep into enemy territory. Their job was to knock out a bridge spanning the Yalu River over which weapons and munitions were flowing to North Korea from China and Russia.
The crewman from the 307th Bomb Groups, 19th Bomb Group, flew from Kadena Air Force Base that day to try and stem the flow of the weapons of war. The seven were captured and endured 29 months of communist indoctrination, starvation and deprivation yet remained unbroken in spirit and faith.
I've spent four years researching this story. I've interviewed USAF B-29 crewmen and former POWs for their experiences.
I've also visted the following places connected with the story; Kadena AFB on Okinawa, the DMZ in South Korea and Incheon Harbor, March AFB in Riverside, Ca., I've also attended two Ex-POW reunions.
In addition to hiring several researchers to obtain rare archival evidence, I've conducted my own research at the National Archives in MD, the USAF Museum in Dayton Ohio, and the Boeing Museum in Seattle, Wa.
I've written three previous books about the Pacific War, and appeared on several documentaries about WWII. I've also worked as a historical / technical advisor on several films.
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