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Airmen and the Headhunters A True Story of Lost Soldiers, Heroic Tribesmen and the Unlikeliest Rescue of World War II

ISBN-10: 0156033259
ISBN-13: 9780156033251
Edition: 2008
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 1/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638

November 1944: Their B-24 bomber shot down on what should have been an easy mission off the Borneo coast, a scattered crew of Army airmen cut themselves loose from their parachutes-only to be met by loincloth-wearing natives silently materializing out of the mountainous jungle. Would these Dayak tribesmen turn the starving airmen over to the hostile Japanese occupiers? Or would the Dayaks risk vicious reprisals to get the airmen safely home in a desperate game of hide-and-seek? A cinematic survival story featuring a bamboo airstrip built on a rice paddy, a mad British major, and a blowpipe-wielding army that helped destroy one of the last Japanese strongholds,The Airmen and the Headhuntersis also a gripping tale of wartime heroism unlike any other you have read.

JUDITH M. HEIMANN is a career diplomat and the author of The Most Offending Soul Alive. She spent seven years living in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, and speaks Indonesian. She traveled to three continents and interviewed all the surviving Dayaks and airmen in her research for this book. She lives in Washington, D.C., and Brussels.

Preface
A B-24 Over Borneo
Into the Jungle
The D.O.’s Dilemma
“Good-bye, Mister”
Another Part of the Forest
Becoming Lun Dayeh
A Letter from the Japanese
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The Pangeran Forces the Pacenb

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