Record Details

Catalog Search

The coffin corner boys : one bomber, ten men, and their incredible escape from Nazi occupied France / Carole Engle Avriett with Capt. George W. Starks, WWII B-17 Pilot, the Mighty Eighth ; foreword by Lt. Gen. E.G. "Buck" Shuler, Jr., former Commander Eighth Air Force.

Image of item

Available copies

  • 2 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

1 current hold with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greenwood PL - Greenwood 940.54 AVR (Text) 36626103942819 2nd Floor New Adult Checked out 07/06/2018
Peabody PL - Columbia City LEASED NON-FICTION 940.54 AVRIETT (Text) 30403002305894 Adult - Non-Fiction Bestseller Available -
Whiting PL - Whiting On order (Text) WHTNG9781621576266 on-order On order -
Worthington Jefferson Twp PL - Worthington 940.54 AVRIETT (Text) 36820000404540 ADULT NONFICTION Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781621576266
  • ISBN: 1621576264
  • Physical Description: xxi, 266 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24cm
  • Publisher: Washington, DC : Regnery History, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part I. Beginnings -- Reconnecting: the "search" trip -- Beginning at sixteen -- Only one jump ever -- Part II. The crew and first days down -- A whistle signal -- Betrayed by the gendarmes -- "Are you Hebrew?" -- Cognac and eggs -- Meeting up with buddies -- Meeting in a shack -- A casket and a bicycle -- Part III. The helpers and the enemy -- Processing in Frankfurt am Main -- Living with the Videls -- Get the hell out of here -- Sitting around a French fireplace -- An engineer's home, a dress shop, and a root cellar -- A squeaky wheel -- Life in Stalag Luft III -- 11, Rue de Saussaies, Gestapo Headquarters, Paris -- Fresnes Prison, Paris -- Dulag Luft and the Forty-and-Eights -- Stalag Luft IV, deeper into Germany -- Angels watching over -- Troop train and a brave man -- The captain -- "Frisco" -- The theater and the stress of POW camp -- One more day -- Steaming clothes on a stove -- The chief of police and Giselle -- A train full of Germans -- Maurice Baverel, a spy for all seasons -- Dr. Charlin and the five-horsepower Peugeot -- Part IV. The final push out -- Worsening conditions -- The black death march -- A small miracle -- Swiss surprise -- Enough of Switzerland -- Rowboat ride at midnight -- Part V. Going home -- George Starks and the Green Hornet -- Irv Baum and Ted Badder -- Dick Morse -- Bill Wyatt with Don Edgerly and Bob Williams -- Andy Brenden with Wally Trinder -- Dale Beery and William Wallace -- Part VI. Finding old friends -- Reconnecting, 1969 -- On to Pontarlier -- The Boillots and Dr. Charlin -- Back with Mike, 1970 -- More visits with friends -- Reunion with the crew -- Epilogue: one more time to France
Subject: Starks, George W.
United States. Army Air Forces. Air Force, 8th.
World War, 1939-1945 > Personal narratives, American.
World War, 1939-1945 > Aerial operations, American.
World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > Western Front.
Escapes > France > History > 20th century.
Bomber pilots > United States > Biography.

Additional Resources