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Down in Greece
  • by Bill Drake
    • Merriam Press World War 2 Memoir Series
    • Second Edition 2015
    • 94 6x9-inch pages
    • 13 photos
Bill Drake was a bombardier-navigator in the 68th Tactical Reconnaissance Group, a National Guard Unit out of New Orleans, Louisiana, which had been called to active duty some years before. He was a “transfer” from the 310th Bombardment Group to fill a “need.” The 68th TRG was a small part of the overall effort of the Office of Strategic Services to effectively promote behind-the-lines resistance to the German war machine by local populations and guerrillas of any persuasion. He went down in Greece April 6, 1944, on his forty-first combat mission and spent the next six months as an “evadee” in Thrace and eastern Macedonia, Greece.

Contents
  • Prologue
  • Chapter 1: Bailing Out
  • Chapter 2: Walking Cross-Country
  • Chapter 3: Captured
  • Chapter 4: The English Mission
  • Chapter 5: Explanations
  • Chapter 6: Taking a “Drop”
  • Chapter 7: Attempts to Get Out of Greece
  • Chapter 8: Hazards of the “Andarte” Life
  • Chapter 9: Return to American Hands
  • Epilogue

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