Following a bomber escort mission into Germany on Jan. 29, 1944 fighter pilot Joel McPherson bailed out of his P-47 over southwestern France. He reached Gibraltar on July 28, 1944. His story, by Bill Yenne, appears below as pdf files in two formats, facing pages and columnar, giving visitors a choice of whichever is most convenient to read. The article originally appeared in the April 2020 issue of World War II magazine; ©2020, HISTORYNET, LLC. Reprinted with permission.