Performing air raids on a desperate Germany was no easy feat, and a bomb group undertaking this sort of mission could expect heavy resistance, and therefore heavy casualties. Unfortunately for Lathrop and his squads on their B-17, they were first hit by flak and then targeted by German fighters, forcing them to bail out... What ensued next was one damned interesting escape story.
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From the horrifying to the heroic, we preserve the lesser-known stories of war, focusing, for the time being, on the deadliest war in human history, World War II.