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The Airmen and the Headhunters: A True Story of Lost Soldiers, Heroic Tribesmen and the Unlikeliest Rescue of World War II

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November 1944: Army airmen set out in a B-24 bomber on what should have been an easy mission off the Borneo coast. Instead they found themselves unexpectedly facing a Japanese fleet—and were shot down. When they cut themselves loose from their parachutes, they were scattered across the island's mountainous interior. Then a group of loincloth-wearing natives silently materialized out of the jungle. Would these Dayak tribesmen turn the starving airmen over to the hostile Japanese occupiers? Or would the Dayaks risk vicious reprisals to get the airmen safely home? The tribal leaders' unprecedented decision led to a desperate game of hide-and-seek and, ultimately, the return of a long-renounced ritual: head-hunting.

A cinematic survival story that features a bamboo airstrip built on a rice paddy, a mad British major, and a blowpipe-wielding army that helped destroy one of the last Japanese strongholds, The Airmen and the Headhunters is a gripping, you-are-there journey into the remote world and forgotten heroism of the Dayaks.

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A cinematic survival story that features a bamboo airstrip built on a rice paddy, a mad British major, and a blowpipe-wielding army that helped destroy one of the last Japanese strongholds, The Airmen and the Headhunters is a gripping, you-are-there journey into the remote world and forgotten heroism of the Dayaks.

About the Author

Susan Ericksen is an actor and a voice-over artist. She has recorded over sixty audiobooks for such authors as Nora Roberts. Alice Hoffman. Nadine Gordimer, Stuart Woods, and Charlotte Bronte. As an actor and director, Susan has worked in theaters throughout the country.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400105090
Author:
Heimann, Judith M.
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
Ericksen, Susan
Read:
Ericksen, Susan
Author:
th M. Heimann
Author:
Judi
Author:
Ericksen, Susan
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Military - Aviation
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
United States History.
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Subject:
General History
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 in 0.5 lb
Media Run Time:
540

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » Aviation History
History and Social Science » Military » US Military » General
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General

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