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In 1944, as World War II israging across Europe, fifteen-year-old Jack Raabdreams of being a hero. Leaving New York City, hisfamily, and his boyhood behind, Jack uses a falseI.D. and lies his way into the U.S. AirForce.

From their base in England, he and his crewfly twenty-four treacherous bombing missions overoccupied Europe. The war is almost over and Hitlernear defeat when they fly their last mission — amission destined for disaster. Shot down farbehind enemy lines, Jack is taken prisoner and sent toa German POW camp, where his experiences are moreterrifying than anything he'd ever imagined.

Synopsis:

A bomber crew member at fifteen, Jack Raab has his dreams of heroism ended abruptly when his plane is shot down during a mission, forcing him to bail out behind enemy lines.

About the Author

Harry Mazer's The Last Mission is drawn closely from his experiences as a seventeen-year-old in the Army Air Corps. Like Jack, he was a Jewish boy from the Bronx full of fantasies about heroism, and like Jack, he became a waist gunner and never fired his guns. He remembers, "I was scared every time we flew....On our 26th mission we flew over Pilzen, Czechoslovakia, to bomb the Skoda Munitions Works. We missed our target, turned over the target again, and were hit. I saw Mike, who was our radio operator, frozen in the door of the radio room. He never made it out of the plane. Only three of us parachuted....No one in the plane lived." ( ALAN Review, Fall 1980)

Harry Mazer is the editor of Twelve Shots: Outstanding Short Stories About Guns, where twelve authors ex

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307536600
Publisher:
Dell
Subject:
Fiction
Author:
Mazer, Harry
Author:
Harry Mazer
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Juveniles
Subject:
Historical - Military & Wars
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - History
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Prisoners of war
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations.
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-Military and War
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19810115
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
192

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