"Lucid account of a terrible war crime"--"The Washington Post""A riveting narrative bolstered by frequent, helpful citations."--"Kirkus Reviews""The book's greatest strength is its ability to convey the simple pain, uncertainty, and raw emotion experienced by the crew's stateside families, who for so long held out the hope that their loved ones were still alive. Three crewmembers survived - and Freeman tells their stories in a particularly effective manner."--"Military Review""Freeman has once again crafted a gripping, cinematic narrative - one that raises important questions about justice and morality in a time of industrial annihilation of civilian populations. A timely and riveting story of heroism and horror."--Alex Kershaw, author of "The Longest Winter" and "The Bedford Boys""With "The Last Mission of the Wham Bam Boys," Gregory A. Freeman delivers a thorough, artful, and absolutely riveting account of a fascinating yet tragic story of war, humanity, and justice. Freeman again proves that he ranks among today's finest historical storytellers."--Alvin Townley, author of "Fly Navy" and "Legacy of Honor"""The Last Mission of the Wham Bam Boys" is the gripping and insightful story of the Wham Bam crews first and last combat mission. Meticulously researched and masterfully written, Gregory Freeman expertly weaves the history of the crew with the historic events that followed after they were shot down and captured. This is a fascinating and engrossing book that will be read for many decades."--Brigadier General Don Harvel, Deputy Commander, Texas Air National Guard"Gregory A. Freeman's "The Last Mission of the Wham Bam Boys" is a compelling, thought-provoking, and harrowing account of how a seemingly minor, brutal incident during World War II touched, and devastated, countless lives. It's a well-written, exhaustively researched, and thoroughly human story that shows how war can bring out the worst, and the best, in combatants and noncombatants alike. Haunting."--James Carl Nelson, author of "The Remains of Company D: A Story of the Great War""The powerful tale of an American bomber crew shot down over Germany."--"The Quarterly Journal of Military History"
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Gregory A. Freeman is an award-winning writer with more than 25 years of experience in journalism and historical nonfiction. He has won over two dozen awards for his writing, including the coveted Sigma Delta Chi Award for Excellence from the Society of Professional Journalists. His books include Troubled Water, The Forgotten 500, and the acclaimed Sailors to the End. He lives in Roswell, Georgia.