The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and Medics Behind Nazi Lines
Author: Cate Lineberry
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Release Date: May 07, 2013
When 26 Army nurses and medics-part of the 807th Medical Air Evacuation Transport Squadron-boarded a cargo plane for transport in November 1943, they never anticipated the crash landing in Nazi-occupied Albania that would lead to their months-long struggle for survival. A drama that captured the attention of the American public, the group and its flight crew dodged bullets and battled blinding winter storms as they climbed mountains and fought to survive, aided by courageous villagers who risked death at Nazi hands to help them.