"Both unique and compelling . . . a haunting reminder of the personal tragedies that occurred each day in the skies over Germany, the deadliest battlefront of World War II." DeLoy Spencer, Hill AeroSpace Museum
"An amazing sequence of challenging experiencesmost amazing of all, he survived. This is a great book." Russell A. Madsen, flight engineer, B-17G, 350th Sqdrn, 100th BG
"This book is not only fascinating, but it also opened my eyes to an entirely new perspective . . . a discovery of the similarities between the German and American airmen. . . and this book only stands to confirm the madness of our ever having shot at each other in the first place." Gen. Johannes Steinhoff, former Luftwaffe ace and decorated German war hero, from the foreword
About the Author
Ray Matheny served as a flight engineer in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and as an aircraft inspector for the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He went on to distinguished careers as an archaeologist, professor, researcher, and scholar and is still an active participant in archaeological digs around the world. He lives in Lindon, Utah. Gen. Johannes Steinhoff was a highly decorated pilot in the German Luftwaffe during World War II who later became commander of the West German Air Force and chairman of the NATO Military Committee. He was the author of The Final Hours, Messershmitts Over Sicily, and Voices from the Third Reich: An Oral History.