One of the photos made by J.B. Allin, photographer of Halyard and Ranger mission. His caption describes moment:
"The Attitude and spirit of the men were always high. Major Carpenter, MC (OSS), relates a good one that they haven't heard. 13. Sept. '44."
Men on the photo are members of the crew of B-24 Liberator 42-51624, that was shot down on return from mission to Ploesti near Belgrade on September 8th. They were evacuated, together with J. B. Allin, near Koceljeva on Septem
Story of rescue of Allied airmen during Halyard mission is well known today, and it testifies of frienship between Serbs and Allies. However, it is not so known that there has been more Allied personnel who escaped German capture early as 1941, and sought refuge in occupied Serbia. Some of them, with help of Guerrilla movements, spent almost three years hiding, until they were rescued with help of Allied missions. Story of daring escape of Australian officer Francis Barrett,
During ww2, every US Airmen was issued with Escape kit, which contained silk map for escape, some chocolate, medicine and 20 dollars to be given to their helpers. This is a sample of map which contains Yugoslavia. Since Evaders in Yugoslavia were led by local guides, avoided larger places and traveled in countryside, it was of limited use.
We are very glad to present this book written by one of the airmen, Robert P. Moore rescued during Halyard mission. It was published in 2017. by Dog Ear publishing www.dogearpublishing.net , available on Amazon and Kindle.
There are nice photos, not seen before, made during their Escape, which is vividly described.
As far as we know, this is only second book made by one of the rescued airmen, after short one "Mihailovic and I" by Richard Felman.