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I relate to the book
on August 28, 2011
At the time of the Wham Bam incident I was flying combat missions with a fighter-bomber unit. One of my fellow pilots had a forced landing and we learned he was murdered. Years later the perpetrators were caught, tried by a Military Tribunal and executed. Thus I made a very personal connection to the Freeman book and I applaud the results.
As for those who choose to believe that the Allied bombing campaign invited- even justified- the treatment of the Wham Bam airmen, I can only suggest they tend to overlook who we were fighting; an agressor nation that introduced the bombing of populations centers such as Warsaw and Rotterdam.
Let me also add that the Germans were convicted partly through the testimony of citizens of Russelsheim who were appalled at what they had witnessed. And that the affair was reopened in 1985 by citizens of Russelsheim who erected a marker identifying those Americans who were assaulted and murdered; a way of asking forgivness, I believe, for the sins of earlier Germans.