AFEES Books

AFEES was responsible for making available in English two books on WWII escape and evasion.  It published AIR FORCES Escape and Evasion Society and distributed Stepping Stones to Freedom, Help to Allied Airmen in The Netherlands During World War II.  For further information on each, see below.

  1. AIR FORCES Escape and Evasion Society

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In 1992, Turner Publishing Company published Air Forces Escape and Evasion, a 128-page volume about AFEES, containing its history, biographical sketches of AFEES veterans, a roster of its members, and a great many of their personal escape and evasion stories. There is a wealth of photographs.  There are 51 “Personal Experience Stories,” some quite long, and 242 shorter accounts by “Air Forces Escape and Evasion Veterans.”

The book is out of print but copies may be available through inter-library loan programs or used book services.  As of May 2017, Barnes & Noble had seven copies.  The World Catalogue lists 12 libraries in the US plus two overseas that carry it:

  • U.S. Air Force Academy McDermott Library, USAF, CO
  • Wichita Falls Public Library, Wichita Falls, TX
  • Mackinaw District Public Library, Mackinaw, IL
  • Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, WI
  • Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center, Madison, WI
  • Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN
  • U.S. Army Armor School Library, Ft Knox, KY
  • MCOE HQ Donovan Research Library, Ft Benning, GA
  • Pennsylvania State University Libraries, University Park, PA
  • Library of Congress, Washington, DC
  • US Army Heritage & Education Center, US Army, Military History Institute, Carlisle, PA
  • Minuteman Library Network, Natick, MA
  • Bayerische Staatsbibliotek, Munich, Germany
  • UNSW Canberra Academy Library, Canberra, Australia

Click here for more details on the libraries according to the World Catalogue.

It also appears to be available for purchase from BetterWorldBooks.

If you are unable to obtain a copy of the book from one of the above, you can contact the webmaster to get a photocopy of a particular page or pages.

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The following is an index compiled in January 2017 of the names of airmen mentioned in the book, giving the page numbers where their names appear.  Rank may be included if it is mentioned. Note that the same person may be listed more than once.  (An index to evaders mentioned in the AFEES newsletters, which appears elsewhere on this website, is also worth checking.  Click here to go to it.)

-A-

  • Abbott, Louis H. – 79
  • Adams, Capt. Theodore – 39
  • Aitcheson, Archie – 36
  • Alford, David Gaston – 79
  • Amery, S/Sgt. Jack – 47
  • Andersen, Lester E. – 79
  • Anderson, Francis E. – 79
  • Anderson, Robert O.  – 79
  • Angelucci, James A.  – 79
  • Appel, Capt. Charles – 22
  • Appel, Edward W. – 80
  • Armstrong, James E. – 80
  • Armstrong, James E. – 9-10, 35
  • Augustus, Robert – 10-12
  • Augustus, Robert (Bob) – 80
  • Austin, Royce F. – 80
  • Austin, T/Sgt Royce F. – 12-13

-B-

  • Bailey, F.M. – 81
  • Baker, James L. – 81
  • Baker, Joseph – 47
  • Baker, Joseph C. – 48
  • Ballard, Leon G. – 81
  • Barnacle, John F. – 81
  • Barnacle, Staff Sgt. John F. ball turret – 13, 14
  • Beam, Lt., pilot – 12
  • Bennett, Eugene (George F.?) – 14-16
  • Bennett, Eugene E. – 81
  • Bennett, George F. – 82
  • Berglind, Elmo H. (Bud) – 82
  • Bergman, Bill – 51-52
  • Bickley, Gordon H. – 82
  • Birch, Capt. John – 39
  • Bishop, T/Sgt. – 75
  • Blackwell, Charles R. – 82
  • Blake, Roger – 70
  • Blake, Roger J. – 82
  • Blakeney, Bob – 16-17
  • Blakeney, Robert W. – 83
  • Blakeney, S/Sgt. Bob – 16
  • Blalock, Conrad M. – 83
  • Blood, Capt. Arlie – 23
  • Borst, Robert (Bob) G. – 83
  • Boward, Eugene B. – 17-18
  • Boward, Eugene B. – 83
  • Bradford, Lt., navigator – 12, 13
  • Brenden, Arden Andy – 83
  • Bressler, Walter – 83
  • Brigman, Campbell – 69
  • Brill, Herbert – 83
  • Brooks, George Joseph – 84
  • Brown, Dewey C., Jr. – 84
  • Brunner, Lt. – 44
  • Bubenzer, Gus E. – 84
  • Buckner, John R. – 84
  • Busboom, Lloyd – 69
  • Butcher, David L. – 84

-C-

  • Cabaniss, William – 48
  • Campbell, Phil – 51-52
  • Cannon, Thomas W., Jr. – 84
  • Carden, Lt. Carl – 75
  • Carl, Floyd M. – 85
  • Carlough, Thornton Lee – 85
  • Carlson, Charles V. – 85
  • Carlson, John Philip M. – 85
  • Casey, Lawrence R. – 85
  • Castell, Lt., bombardier – 12
  • Cater, James C. – 85
  • Causer, H. Phillip – 86
  • Cech, Martin – 86
  • Chapman, John J. – 86
  • Chapman, Walter E., Sr. – 86
  • Chennault, Gen. – 39
  • Childs, Everett L. – 86
  • Clabaugh, Sgt. Marty – 10
  • Clard, P. – 52
  • Clark, Capt. – 54-56
  • Clark, Forrest S. – 87
  • Clark, Forrest S., T/Sgt. – 20
  • Clark, George F. – 87
  • Clifford, Jack F. – 87
  • Clifford, Lt. Jack – 20
  • Compton, Charles William, Jr. – 87
  • Cose, Joe – 40
  • Couture, Lt. Robert- 21
  • Couture, Robert D. – 87
  • Crase, Col. Silas – 74
  • Crase, Silas M. – 87
  • Crawford, Wm. B. – 73
  • Cupp, William Lee – 87
  • Curran, Capt. Howard – 22
  • Curran, Howard J. – 87

-D-

  • Dahl, Eldon H. – 88
  • David, Clayton – 77
  • David, Clayton C. – 88
  • David, Lt. Col. Clayton – 23-24
  • Deatrick, Curtis L. – 88
  • Debacker, Albert H., Sr. – 88
  • Dechambre, Jerry – 69-70
  • DeMatteis, Frederick – 88
  • Denemy, I.W. – 51
  • Diles, Curtis – 73
  • Diles, Curtis – 89
  • Dixey, Joseph R. – 89
  • Dmythyshyn, Sgt. Robert – 12
  • Dobbie, Ira James (Tom) – 89
  • Dolph, Harry A. – 89
  • Dones, S/Sgt “Rene” – 16
  • Dowdell, James N. – 89
  • Dowdell, Lt., bombardier-navigator – 17, 18
  • Drisko, William W. (Bill) – 90
  • Drumheller, 2nd Lt. Herbert, co-pilot – 19
  • Drummond, Lt. – 39
  • Dubose, Willam C. – 24-27
  • DuBose, William C. – 90
  • Dumais, Sgt. Major Lucien (“Capt. Harrison) – 70-72
  • Dunbar, Lt. John – 63

-E-

  • Eidenmiller, Bob – 90
  • Eikenberry, Sgt. – 39
  • Enroughty, Frank W. – 90
  • Enrouty, Frank W. – 27-29
  • Eshuis, Jerry – 90
  • Estep, James C., Jr. – 90
  • Eveland, Ivan Wayne – 90

-F-

  • Farley, S/Sgt. Henry R. – 16
  • Farrow, Eugene E. – 90
  • Faulkner, Richard J. – 91
  • Fegette, Lee – 91
  • Feingold, Louis – 29-30
  • Feingold, Louis – 91
  • Felman, Lt. Richard – 30-32
  • Felman, Richard L. – 122
  • Ferrari, Victor J. (Vic) – 91
  • Fisher, Charles A. – 91
  • Ford, Howard A. – 73
  • Fortner, Richard M. – 91
  • Frazier, Gordon – 40
  • Frost, Robert – 40

-G-

  • Gaboireu, Wm. – 78
  • Galembush, Steve, OSS – 14
  • Gardiner, Paul E. – 92
  • Gardner, Maj. Paul E. – 32
  • Gianechi, Lt. – 18
  • Gieck, Staff Sgt. Clarence W. – 19-20
  • Gilbert, Olin E. – 92
  • Gilbert, Robert L. – 48
  • Girard – 122
  • Goff, Marvin Thomson – 92
  • Goldfeder, Milt – 51-52
  • Goldfeder, Milton M. – 92
  • Gordon, “Shorty” – 33
  • Gorskiga, Lt. Joe, co-pilot – 12
  • Graf, Walter G. – 93
  • Graham (English soldier) – 16
  • Grimes, Robert Z. – 93
  • Gross, Joe – 93

-H-

  • Hagar, Lt. Carl S. – 16
  • Haines, Kenneth L. – 93
  • Halfen, Lt. Charles – 75
  • Hall, Albert P. – 94
  • Hall, Lt. Robert – 63
  • Hall, Ralph – 32
  • Hall, Ralph – 94
  • Haltom, Louis L. – 33-34
  • Haltom, Louis L. – 94
  • Hamilton, Louis L. – 33-34
  • Hamilton, Lt. Tom – 23
  • Hammock, Clifford – 35
  • Hammock, Clifford – 94
  • Hammond, Jeremiah F. – 94
  • Haner, Gene – 35
  • Haner, Gene – 94
  • Hannesson, Marino – 95
  • Harris, 2nd Lt. Howard M. – 36
  • Harris, Howard M. – 95
  • Hatch, ____ – 50
  • Hawkins, William C. – 95
  • Hawkinson, Robert W. – 36-38
  • Hawkinson, Robert W. – 95
  • Hayes, William B. – 38-39
  • Hayes, William B. – 95
  • Head, Louis R. – 95
  • Heafner, H.L., Jr. -96
  • Henderson, Sgt. (or Glen Hickerson) – 16
  • Hermanski, Lt. Pete (?)– 10
  • Hern, Walter S., Jr. – 96
  • Hernandez, Louis – 48-49
  • Hershkowitz, Lt. Saul – 47
  • Hess, S/Sgt. John M.- 16
  • Hickman, 1st Lt. John F. – 39-40
  • Hickman, John F. – 96
  • Hodulik, Henry J. – 96
  • Hoffman, III, 2nd Lt. William A. (“Pierre Henri Kerharro”) – 41
  • Hoffman, William A. III – 96
  • Horner, Laurie S. – 97
  • Horner, Sgt. Laurie S.- 41-42
  • Hougard, Kenneth N. – 97
  • Hougard, T/Sgt. Kenneth – 42
  • Hurst, John K. – 42-43
  • Hurst, John K. – 97
  • Hutchinson, Anthony – 48-49

-I- and -J-

  • Ilfrey, Capt. Jack M. – 43-44
  • Ilfrey, Jack – 97
  • Ivey, Ashley – 97
  • Ivey, Lt. Asley – 75
  • Johnson, Glenn – 32
  • Johnson, S/Sgt – 75
  • Jones, Dee R., Jr. – 44-45
  • Jones, Dee R., Jr. – 98
  • Judy, Clyde S. – 98

-K-

  • Kane, Sgt. – 39
  • Kasza, Paul P. – 98
  • Kelker, ____ – 50
  • Kellers, Theodore R. – 98
  • Kelly, S/Sgt – 75
  • Kelly, S/Sgt. E, radio – 12
  • Kempton, Norman P. – 45
  • Kempton, Norman P. – 98
  • Killingsworth, Ike K. – 99
  • Killingsworth, Lt. Ike K. – 77
  • King, Ernest C. – 99
  • Kirkner, Joseph L. – 99
  • Kleinman, Theodore H. (Ted) – 99
  • Kneale, A.D. (Dell), Jr. – 45-46
  • Kneale, A.D. (Dell), Jr. – 99
  • Koo, Waldo (Mike) – 73
  • Krecker, Richard H. – 99
  • Krengle, Robert V. – 99
  • Kubly, Alvin Raymond (Ray) – 100
  • Kubly, Ray – 46
  • Kulp, George – 36

-L-

  • LaBrosse, Sgt. Ray – 71-72
  • Lamie, Richard G. – 100
  • Lassiterm, Sgt. – 39
  • Law, James – 46-47
  • Law, James P. – 100
  • Law, Lt. James – 47
  • Lawhead, Duane J. – 100
  • Laybe, Vincent – 100
  • Lea, Alfred R. – 101
  • Lea, Lt. Alfred – 47-49
  • Lee, Dale V. – 101
  • Lincoln, Bill – 50-52
  • Lincoln, Joseph William – 101
  • Little, Sgt. Al – 47
  • Littlefield, Robert M. – 101
  • Locks, Gary L. – 101
  • Loring, Warren E. (Bud) – 101
  • Loufbourrow, Col. Phil – 39
  • Lovett, Thomas P. – 30
  • Luhers, Jack O. – 102

-M-

  • MacDonald, Major John (Canadian Army) – 17
  • Madden, Thomas J. – 48
  • Maddox, Gene – 68
  • Maden, Percy – 36
  • Maiorca, John – 49-50
  • Maiorca, John J. – 102
  • Major, Larry – 50
  • Major, Lawrence N. – 102
  • Manion, Lt. Clyde – 47
  • Manos, Joseph E. – 102
  • Marco, Virgil R. – 102
  • Marco, Virgil R. – 50-52
  • Marr, John M. – 102
  • Martin, Lt. John R. – 75
  • Martin, Robert A. – 103
  • Marx, Francis C. – 103
  • Masako, Wm. – 78
  • Mato, Lt. Paul – 31
  • Mattson, William R. – 103
  • Mayfield, James – 51
  • McCaffrey, T/Sgt – 75
  • McClain, Charles J. – 103
  • McConnell, 2nd Lt. Paul – 52-53
  • McConnell, Paul H. – 103
  • McCormick, Capt. William A., Jr. – 53-54
  • McCormick, William Albert, Jr. – 103
  • McCraw, 1st Lt. Reaford C., pilot – 13, 14
  • McDanal, Homer E. – 104
  • McDonald, Frank – 122
  • McDonald, Frank G. – 104
  • McElroy, James D. – 104
  • McGee, Lt. – 34
  • McGlynn, 2nd Lt. John A. – 54-56
  • McGlynn, John A. – 104
  • McGough, Lt. Jack – 70-72
  • McKee, Ralph D. – 104
  • McKee, Ralph D. – 57-63
  • McMichael, Lloyd E. – 105
  • Melancon, Samuel – 105
  • Merritt, John I., Jr. – 105
  • Metlen, Robert W. – 105
  • Michaels, Edgar W. – 105
  • Miholich, Philip M. – 105
  • Miller, Edward C. – 105
  • Miller, William J. – 106
  • Miller, William J. (Bill) – 68-69
  • Mills, Milton J. – 106
  • Minor, Harry – 68-69
  • Mong, George C. – 106
  • Moriarty, Ernest T. – 106
  • Moritz, Paul F. – 106
  • Moulton, S/Sgt James – 89
  • Mueller, Jay – 107
  • Murray, Claude – 77
  • Murray, Claude C., Jr. – 107
  • Murray, Lt. – 77
  • Murray, Lt. Claude C. (“Jan Smit”) – 63-68, 74
  • Murrell, Jack – 46
  • Musulin, 1st Lt. George S. – 31

-N-

  • Nall, Carl T. – 107
  • Nall, Carl T. – 78
  • Neff, Kenneth E. – 107
  • Negro, Michael – 78
  • Nelson, Robert E. – 107
  • Neu, Ed – 69
  • Neu, Edward F. – 108
  • Nosser, Jack E. – 108

-O-

  • O’Boyle, David W. – 108
  • O’Boyle, David W. – 69-70
  • O’Dell, Benjamin L. – 108
  • O’Leary, Edward – 122
  • Oliphint, John H. – 108

-P-

  • Padgett, George C. – 108
  • Pagnotta, Al – 51-52
  • Parr, Lt. Harry – 45
  • Patton, Lt. Ralph – 70-72
  • Patton, Ralph K. – 109
  • Pederson, Arnold O. – 109
  • Peloquin, Joseph O. – 109
  • Perry, Joseph M., Jr. – 109
  • Peters, Nicholas J. – 110
  • Peters, Staff Sgt. Nicholas J. – 19
  • Peterson, Theodore Melvin (Ted) – 110
  • Petty, John W. (Bill) – 110
  • Petty, William (Bill) – 72-73
  • Pipes, Robert – 110
  • Porter, Leland – 73
  • Powell, James W. – 110
  • Preston, Lt. Walter – 42
  • Purdy, John E. (Jack) – 110

-R-

  • Raab, Doid K. – 111
  • Raab, Doid K. – 75
  • Ramsey, Francis C. (Frank) – 111
  • Rawlings, Bernard W. – 111
  • Ray, Chester – 111
  • Remmell, Eugene J. – 111
  • Rhodes, Joe – 51-52
  • Rich, Clarence B. – 112
  • Richardson, Clyde C. – 112
  • Ripley, Joseph E. – 112
  • Roderick, Jerry – 69-70
  • Rogers, Wm. L. – 37
  • Rogoff, Manuel M. – 112
  • Ross, Travis – 78
  • Rucigay, John C. – 112
  • Runcel, Sgt. John – 47
  • Ruppert, Kenneth E. – 113
  • Rushmore, Richard – 36
  • Ruud, Herbert G. – 113

-S-

  • Sanders, Soldier Edward – 113
  • Savastano, Anthony – 113
  • Schallehn, Leonard J. – 114
  • Schmidt, Rudolph C. – 73
  • Schultz, Adolph F. – 114
  • Schultz, S/Sgt., top turret gunner – 17, 18
  • Schwartzburg, Robert A. – 114
  • Scott, Richard M. – 114
  • Scott, Ronald, RAF – 51
  • Screws, Charles B. – 114
  • Sebesta, Vernon – 36
  • Sechrist, Edwin G. – 114
  • Seidel, Herman – 78
  • Seidel, Robert – 114
  • Shaver, Ken D. – 115
  • Shaver, Kenneith – 24
  • Shawn, Gilbert S. – 115
  • Shepard, Sgt, tail gunner – 12
  • Sheuchik, Milton V. – 115
  • Shumate, Arnold – 48
  • Skorheim, Ernest C. – 115
  • Slick, S/Sgt – 75
  • Smathers, Ralph L. – 115
  • Smith, Autley B. – 116
  • Smith, Lt. Francis – 47
  • Smith, Richard M. – 116
  • Snodgrass, Gene – 51-52
  • Solomon, Philip – 116
  • Spevak, Edward Joseph – 116
  • St. John, Benjamin H. – 113
  • Starks, George W. – 116
  • Strackbine, Charles A. – 117
  • Stubus, Sgt. Austin, ball turret – 12
  • Stumpfig, Sgt. Conrad – 47
  • Sturbush, engineer – 12
  • Sturbush, S/Sgt. Homer, engineer – 12
  • Sutor, Warren Keith – 117
  • Sweatt, Robert H. – 117
  • Swenson, S/Sgt. Swede – 47

-T-

  • Tate, Dean W. – 117
  • Tate, Lt. Dean W. – 75
  • Taylor, S/sgt 0 75
  • Terzian, Jack – 117
  • Thomas, Thomas S., III – 118
  • Titus, Robert A. – 118
  • Toney, John L. – 118
  • Tracy, Richard M. – 118
  • Tunstall, Garnett T. – 118
  • Turlington, Howard – 118
  • Twining, Maj. Gen. Nathan – 31

-V-

  • Vitkus, Raymond D. – 118
  • Vogel, Don W. – 119
  • Vukovich, Joseph (NMN) – 119

-W-

  • Wagner, Gerald E. – 73
  • Waites, Gail – 36
  • Walley, Kenneth – 78
  • Walter, Ira J. – 119
  • Ward, John J. – 119
  • Watson, Lt. Jack W. – 23
  • Watt, George – 119
  • Weinbrenner, George Ryan – 119
  • Weiss, Richard – 78
  • Wendt, Alfred E. – 120
  • Wertz, Sgt. Bill – 47
  • Wetzel, Bill – 59
  • White, Jack P. – 48
  • Whitlow, William B. (Dick) – 120
  • Wilcox, Thomas C. – 120
  • Williams, Clifford O. – 27
  • Williams, Clifford Odell – 120
  • Williams, Val – 71
  • Wilson, James Reece – 120
  • Wilson, John W. – 121
  • Wink, Eugene A., Jr. – 121
  • Wise, Herschell L. – 48
  • Woodrum, Henry C. – 56-57
  • Woodrum, Henry C. (Hank) – 121
  • Word, Marshall D. – 121
  • Wornson, Arnold T. – 121
  • Wright, Gene – 36
  • Wright, Lt., pilot – 17, 18
  • Wylder, John M. – 121

-Y- and -Z-

  • Yandura, John M. – 122
  • Yankus, Thomas L., Sr. – 122
  • Zamorski, Lucian – 36
  • Zeltwanger, Lt. Jack – 23

2. Stepping Stones to Freedom, Help to Allied Airmen in The Netherlands During World War II by Bob de Graaf

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This book by Bob de Graaf was originally published in Dutch as Schakels naar de vrijheid in 1995 by SDU Publishers of The Hague in cooperation with “The Escape” organization.  Members of “The Escape” felt strongly enough about its historical contents that they gathered financial support to have it translated and printed in English in 2003 for AFEES members.  AFEES paid the cost of handling and mailing the book to its members.  It was printed by Walsworth Publishing Company of Missouri.  The book is an invaluable source of information on the experiences of Allied airmen shot down over The Netherlands during WWII and the aid they received from Dutch citizens.  Some copies may be available through used book companies such as https://www.abebooks.com/ or through inter-library loan services.  According to the World Catalogue, copies are available at six libraries in the US:

  •  Hoover Institution Library, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • U.S. Air Force Academy McDermott Library, USAF, CO
  • Watertown Regional Library, Watertown, SD
  • Hannibal Free Public Library, Hannibal, MO
  • Hammon Public Library, Hammon, IN
  • James B. Duke Library, Furman University, Greenville, SC

 

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