The Airmen and the Headhunters

The Airmen and the Headhunters

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

eBook - 2017
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November 1944: Their B-24 bomber shot down on what should have been an easy mission off the Borneo coast, a scattered crew of Army airmen cut themselves loose from their parachutes-only to be met by loincloth-wearing natives silently materializing out of the mountainous 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 in a desperate game of hide-and-seek? A cinematic survival story featuring 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 also a gripping tale of wartime heroism unlike any other you have read.
Publisher: [Boston, Massachusetts] : 2017. Mariner Books,
ISBN: 9780547416069
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Bolinda Digital BorrowBox

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ownedbydoxies
Aug 17, 2012

My husband, who never reads anything but car magazines, found this and is reading it, so it must be interesting!!

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ralphdyer
Jul 15, 2012

Interesting story. A little too caught up on the details of moving the airmen about Borneo

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athena14
Jun 24, 2012

Do watch the PBS program based on this book.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/tag/borneo/

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