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In November 1944 168 Allied airmen were being held in the concentration camp at Buchenwald. They were scheduled to be executed and cremated on orders from Himmler. By sheer luck, Hannes Trautloft, discovered them during an inspection tour of bombed facilities.
His direct intervention and actions, along with Adolf Galland, saved all but two of these men. German officers who defied Nazi Germany's highest authorities to do the right thing.
The identity of Trautloft went undiscovered, until old interviews resurfaced.
Adam Makos is a journalist, historian, and author of the international bestseller, A Higher Call. In his fifteen years of work in the military field, Makos has interviewed countless veterans from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and present-day wars. He has flown a B-17 bomber and a T-38 fighter with the Air Force, and was one of the few journalists to examine Air Force One with its pilots. http://www.valorstudios.com/author-adam-makos.html
Gerald R. Baron published: “A Fighter Pilot in Buchenwald: The Joe Moser Story.” It follows one American WWII fighter pilot, who is still alive and well, through his harrowing bail out, capture, two months of hell in the concentration camp, then as a POW including the German “Death March.”
Colin Heaton: Veteran, scholar, educator and author, Colin is a frequent guest on Southern Sense. With his co-author and wife, they open the hidden & fascinating shadows of military and personal history. http://www.LewisHeatonBooks.com
Movie: Lost Airman of Buchenwald http://www.lostairmen.com/
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