A Dramatic True B17
World War II Story

by Richard & Katherine Munsen

WWII Book True Story of B17 Pilot Richard Munsen and B 17 Crew with Photos & Pictures

Bail Out over the Balkans is a compelling true story that relives the traumatic experience of a Boeing Flying Fortress B-17 crew shot down over German Nazi Occupied Yugoslavia and their dramatic escape after hiking and hiding for 45 days in the rugged mountain terrain.

On March 18, 1944, as World War II reached a crescendo, pilot Richard Munsen and his B17 crew were attacked by eight German Focke-Wulf 190 fighters and forced to bail out of their burning Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft.

After parachuting, the U.S. Army airmen looked for soldiers with red stars on their cap, symbolic of Tito's Partisans who were friendly to the Allies. The Partisans risked their lives to protect allied airmen and helped lead them to safety.

Nearly seventy years after the event, Bail Out over the Balkans relives the dramatic World War 2 experiences of these young men flying B17 heavy bomber missions out of Italy with the 414th squadron of the 97th Bomb Group in the 15th Air Force.

Relive each day with this B17 crew
after their Flying Fortress was shot down behind enemy lines.

Tito Partisans help B17 crew escape after Flying Fortress shot down 155 pages of text World War 2 B17 Book about Flying Fortress Pilot and Crew escape being POW 22 pages of pictures True Story of B17 Pilot and Crew shot down and Bail Out Over the Balkans escape being taken WW2 POW

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