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Beyond the call: the true story of one World War II pilot's covert mission to rescue pows on the eastern front

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"Near the end of World War II, thousands of Allied ex-POWs were abandoned to wander the war-torn Eastern Front, modern day Ukraine. With no food, shelter, or supplies, they were an army of dying men. The Red Army had pushed the Nazis out of Russia. As they advanced across Poland, the prison camps of the Third Reich were discovered and liberated. In defiance of humanity, the freed Allied prisoners were discarded without aid. The Soviets viewed POWs as cowards, and regarded all refugees as potential spies or partisans. The United States repeatedly offered to help recover their POWs, but were refused. With relations between the allies strained, a plan was conceived for an undercover rescue mission. In total secrecy, the OSS chose an obscure American air force detachment stationed at a Ukrainian airfield; it would provide the base and the cover for the operation. The man they picked to undertake it was veteran 8th Air Force bomber pilot Captain Robert Trimble. With little covert training, already scarred by the trials of combat, Trimble took the mission. He would survive by wit, courage, and a determination to do some good in a terrible war. Alone he faced up to the terrifying Soviet secret police, saving hundreds of lives. At the same time he battled to come to terms with the trauma of war and find his own way home to his wife and child. One ordinary man. One extraordinary mission. A thousand lives at stake. This is the compelling, inspiring true story of an American hero who laid his life on the line to bring his fellow men home to safety and freedom. Include photos"--
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subject_facetAir bases -- Ukraine -- Poltava -- History -- 20th century
Bomber pilots -- United States -- Biography
Heroes -- United States -- Biography
History
Prisoners of war -- Poland -- History -- 20th century
Rescues -- Poland -- History -- 20th century
Subversive activities -- Poland -- History -- 20th century
Trimble, Robert M., -- 1919-2009
United States. -- Army Air Forces. -- Air Force, 8th -- Biography
United States. -- Office of Strategic Services -- History
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Poland
title_displayBeyond the call : the true story of one World War II pilot's covert mission to rescue POWs on the Eastern Front
title_fullBeyond the Call The True Story of One World War II Pilot's Covert Mission to Rescue POWs on the Eastern Front
Beyond the call : the true story of one World War II pilot's covert mission to rescue POWs on the Eastern Front / Lee Trimble with Jeremy Dronfield
Beyond the call : the true story of one World War II pilot's covert mission to rescue pows on the eastern front [electronic resource] / Lee Trimble and Jeremy Dornfield
title_shortBeyond the call
title_subthe true story of one World War II pilot's covert mission to rescue pows on the eastern front
topic_facetAir bases
Biography & Autobiography
Bomber pilots
Heroes
History
Military
Nonfiction
Prisoners of war
Rescues
Subversive activities
Trimble, Robert M
Underground movements
World War, 1939-1945