15 April 2009

Only One Returned

Only One Returned is the true story of B-17 pilot Richard Christenson’s return flight from a bombing mission over Stuttgart, Germany. Richard was assigned to the 92nd Bomb Group of the Eighth Air Force and flew from Alconbury, England. After landing his crippled plane in occupied France, he spent four months on the run aided by the French Resistance.

Richard passed away in 1980 so his daughter, Kay Janiszewski, wrote Only One Returned relying on a few records and her mother’s memories. The story encompasses daily life with the families that hid him, harrowing train rides to the south of France, an arduous trek over the Pyrenees Mountains in December, and his eventual return home.

An epilogue contains wartime letters from the French Resistance families who helped Richard.

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Author's website

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dave and Kay gave me your account upon my retirement. A fascinating read! My father was also a bombadier pilot in the South Pacific. Your love for your parents shines through. I have often wondered if I could have done what are parents did.
Col Roger Harkins