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The Final Mission

The Final Mission (Paperback)

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In July 1944, Lt. Henry Supchak was flying his second-to-last mission over Germany when his B-17 bomber, Priority Gal, was hit by antiaircraft fire, disabling two engines and wounding him in the thigh. He attempted to reach neutral Switzerland, but was forced instead to order his eight crewmen to bail out over Austria. As Supchak prepared to abandon his aircraft he saw that it was on a collision course with an Alpine village. He instinctively got back into his seat, adjusted the controls, and barely escaped before the plane exploded at the base of a mountain. He parachuted into a pasture where a shepherd boy and his aunt stared in disbelief. Almost immediately, German infantry surrounded the pilot and took him away to solitary confinement. The boy managed to find out where the wounded pilot was being held and snuck food and water to him before Supchak and his crew were taken away to a notorious prison camp for the rest of the war. Liberated by Patton's Third Army in April 1945, Supchak remained in the air force after World War II and even advised Gregory Peck during the filming of Twelve O'Clock High. But he carried deep scars from his war experience.

Plagued by flashbacks, Supchak attempted to find closure. Opening up to his family and others about his air-combat missions and internment failed to rid him of the nagging dreams as he had hoped. But an inspired quest to find his former crew members before they all passed away put the pilot on a path of peace.A world away, an Austrian entrepreneur was searching for Supchak, the pilot he had seen fall from the sky as a boy and whom he had never forgotten. Despite incredible odds, the pilot and the boy were able to meet again at the spot where Priority Gal had gone down, in a magical, miraculous reunion of closure. Beautifully written with honesty and emotion, The Final Mission: A Boy, a Pilot, and a World at War is a gripping and uplifting story of forgiveness, reconciliation, and healing from the devastation of war.

History & PoliticsMilitary HistorySecond World War Publisher: Westholme Publishing, U.S. Publication Date: 07/03/2013 ISBN-13: 9781594161810  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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ELIZABETH HOBAN, daughter of Henry Supchak, is a medical professional who teaches at a college in northern New Jersey. She is author of the novel The Cheech Room (2012). HENRY SUPCHAK, born in 1916, was discharged from the U.S. Air Force with honors, including six Air Medals and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He retired as a process engineer from the Ford Motor Company and lives in northwestern New Jersey.

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