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Rite of Passage: A Teenager's Chronicle of Combat and Captivity in Nazi Germany
Drawing on a vast array of original source material that has survived for decades and previously classified information, this thrilling narrative history documents a young soldier’s miraculous survival in war-torn Europe during World War II. Soon after joining the U.S. Army Corps, a wiry, baby-faced 17-year-old found himself a seasoned warrior desperately battling ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by American Legacy Media
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Ray Matheny is an American hero in the truest sense of the word. His story is compelling both as a flight engineer on a B-17, and as a POW in Stalag 17. If you're into airplanes at all, you'll love the rich detail he provides about the B-17. His experiences on the "death march" are incredible, along with how they were eventually rescued.